Birthday Cake Milkshakes

milkshakes sm

Making milkshakes for kids is so quick and easy—it’s like whipping up a birthday party in minutes. When it comes to authentic birthday cake flavor, you don’t need store-bought cake mix, since it’s actually the store-bought vanilla frosting that triggers the memories.

The frosting is also the perfect “glue” to adhere colorful sprinkles to the glasses. The key to a seriously decadent and successful milkshake of any kind—aside from using the best ice cream you can find—is to keep all of your ingredients and equipment chilled until the last minute.

Makes 6 mini milkshakes.

Ingredients
Sprinkles
¼ cup store-bought vanilla frosting, plus more for glasses
½ cup cold whole milk
6 scoops (3 cups) best-quality vanilla ice cream
Pinch of salt

Directions
Chill milkshake glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Put a few handfuls of sprinkles onto a small plate and a few tablespoons of frosting onto a separate small plate.

Remove the glasses from the freezer and dip the rim of each glass into the frosting, followed by the sprinkles. Set aside.

In a blender, combine milk, remaining frosting, ice cream and salt and process until the ingredients are incorporated and you have a thick milkshake. Serve in the prepared glasses.

----------

Reprinted from The Sweetapolita Bakebook: 75 Fanciful Cakes, Cookies & More to Make & Decorate. Copyright 2015 by Rosie Alyea. Photos by Rosie Alyea. Property of Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.

Published: May 2015

Patriotic Watermelon Flag Kebabs

Patriotic Watermelon Flag Kebabs

This American flag “cake” will be the star of your Memorial Day or July 4th barbecue or picnic—and it’s easy enough that the kids can help make it! Here’s how to make an American flag “c . . .

Read more

Star Spangled Soda

Star Spangled Soda

Star-Spangled Soda Doubles as a refreshing drink and a great science experiment! It’s a great addition to any cookout—Memorial Day, 4th of July or any summer celebration.IngredientsCranberry ju . . .

Read more

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Lettuce wraps are a delicious way to celebrate Chinese New Year at home! Omit the cayenne pepper to make a milder version of the sauce.Ingredients3 - 6 oz. chicken breasts1 Tablespoon soy sauce1 Tab . . .

Read more

Sam the Cooking Guy’s Grilled Lobster Tails with Thyme Butter

Sam the Cooking Guy’s Grilled Lobster Tails with Thyme Butter

Father's Day at my house is centered around the backyard—and that means grilling. A special day requires special food, and that means lobster tails. Simple and delicious, you can eat them right of . . .

Read more

Father's Day Blue Cheese Sliders

Father's Day Blue Cheese Sliders

Celebrate Father's Day with Sensational Blue Cheese Sliders 

 Here is a delicious recipe that will keep Dad talking about your Father's Day celebration all year long.   Blue Cheese . . .

Read more

Authentic Mexican Street Corn

Authentic Mexican Street Corn

This Mexican Street Corn is made by grilling corn on the cob and coating it with a mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, Cotija cheese, chili powder and lime. Also known as elote, this easy-to-make Mex . . .

Read more

Flower Power Cake

Flower Power Cake

Kids will love surprising mom (or grandma) with this adorable flower cake for Mother’s Day or a birthday! Kids will need help with baking, but let them get creative when it comes to decorating. Th . . .

Read more

21 Ways to Make S'mores

21 Ways to Make S'mores

For some people, messing with traditional s'mores is downright wrong. But if it's the taste of s'mores you crave, you're probably open to venturing outside the box (or in this case, the campfire ring) . . .

Read more

Iron Man Juice for Kids

Iron Man Juice for Kids

Looking for clever ways to include fruits and veggies in your kids' diet? Fans of Tony Stark (Iron Man) will be familiar with his healthy green juice. This juice is a rich red-gold, more like I . . .

Read more

Tropical Mango Popsicles

Tropical Mango Popsicles

All-natural popsicles are a refreshing way to cool off on warm summer days. These mango, pineapple and coconut milk treats, combined with speckled dragon fruit and kiwi, are like art on a stick! Ma . . .

Read more

Summertime Watermelon Popsicles

Summertime Watermelon Popsicles

Ah, summer—time to pull out the popsicle maker and homemade popsicle recipes! Kids will love these delicious, refreshing watermelon popsicles. Ingredients 3½ cups cubed seedless watermelon 5 . . .

Read more

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

Dinosaur Footprint Cookies

Use toy dinosaurs to make footprints in sugar cookies for a dino-mite treat at your next party or STEM-themed get-together. IngredientsSugar cookie dough (use Basic Cookie recipe from the book Snac . . .

Read more

San Diego Family Magazine Logo

Be Family Informed – Sign up for our Newsletters below!