Make it a Milkshake: Shark Week Edition

Who out there isn’t completely fascinated with sharks? Clearly there’s a whole week dedicated to these guy, so I can’t be the only one who thinks they’re crazy interesting. But also, I’d prefer to keep a thick wall of glass between me and them. But for now, I’m sticking to the gummy sharks.


1 pint Pineapple Coconut ice cream
1 shot blue curacao liquor (this adds a yummy orange flavor and the blue color)
2 cups ice
Strawberry sauce
Icing/melted white chocolate (whatever you have around)
Graham cracker crumbs
Gummy sharks
Whipped cream


I start by prepping the glass. I had some leftover royal icing for cookies, so I used that. But canned frosting, or even melting down some white chocolate chips will work.


The goal is to get graham cracker crumbs to stick to the rim of the glass to create our ‘beach.’


Next up, I dripped strawberry sauce into the bottom of the glass and down the sides. Because clearly, our gummy sharks have been on a rampage-even the milkshake glasses aren’t safe. You can use whatever red berry sauce/syrup or even crushed fresh berries to get this effect.


Time to make the milkshake. Add the ice cream to the blender along with the ice and blue curacao. Puree until ice is crushed. The blue curacao adds the lovely blue water color, but makes this an adults-only milkshake. If you want to make it for kids, you could add food coloring or a blue kool-aid powder to get the desired color.

Since there’s only a single shot between the two shakes, it’s more about the color that the alcohol content, but if you wanted to make it more ‘adult’ you could add another shot and possibly some rum. Because rum = Yum.


Once it’s done, pour into the waiting glasses.


Garnish with whipped cream, more graham cracker crumbs, gummy sharks and some more ‘blood.’ Sit back and enjoy Shark Week from the safety of your couch! MilkshakeFinal_Logo



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