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Super-choc milkshake

The secret is the carmelised chocolate syrup - make a batch and add a decadent chocolate hit to your next baking project.

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
Super-chocolate milkshake
Super-chocolate milkshake

Cool down with this delicious super-choc milkshake.

Ingredients

  • 1 ltr chilled milk (4 cups)
  • 12 scoops chocolate ice-cream
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 170 gm dark chocolate (55%-60% cocoa solids)
  • 80 ml water
  • whipped cream to serve (optional)
  • shaved chocolate to serve (optional)

Method

Main
  • 1
    For chocolate syrup, stir sugar and 80ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Brush down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to remove sugar crystals, bring to the boil and cook without stirring until dark caramel (3-4 minutes).
  • 2
    Remove from heat, add 400ml water (be careful, hot caramel will spit) and chocolate and stand for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth, then transfer to a container and refrigerate until required. Bring to room temperature before serving. Chocolate syrup will keep for 2 weeks.
  • 3
    Pour a little chocolate syrup into 4 tall chilled serving glasses and refrigerate while you make the shakes. Blend milk, two-thirds of the ice-cream and chocolate syrup to taste in a blender until frothy, then pour into chilled glasses. Add a scoop of ice-cream to each glass, top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate and serve.