Rich, creamy and chocolatey….this dairy based martini is the best you’ll ever have.
June is Dairy Month which means it’s time to celebrate #AllThingsDairy!
Fresh nutritious dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt don’t just taste delicious; they’re good for your body! Dairy foods are the #1 source of calcium in most individual’s daily diet and offer 9 essential nutrients. Milk and dairy products are fresh 365 days a year, making Dairy Month a great time to think about exciting, nutrient rich combinations like creative grilled cheese sandwiches, salads and refreshing desserts.
Join in the fun & deliciousness and celebrate “All Things Dairy” with 15 Food Bloggers from around the country as we celebrate #AllThingsDairy by sharing some of our favorite dairy recipes PLUS enter for a chance to win one of 3 Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence™ Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Makers to entice you to make your own delicious dairy treats this summer! (THIS is the ice cream maker I use and LOVE!)
The American Dairy Association & Dairy Council salutes its local dairy farmers with a celebration of #AllThingsDairy as they seek nutritious recipes combining milk, cheese and yogurt with fresh produce. To learn more about the health benefits of dairy and the essential role it plays in your diet visit DairyGood.org
Leave it to me to try to slip a little dairy into one of my favorite libations!!! To increase your calcium intake in a new way, whip up this easy Chocolate Martini! Sometimes you have to indulge a little bit, especially when you’re trying to eat more healthily. This is my favorite way to unwind after a stressful day and it goes surprisingly well with a bowl full of fresh strawberries. The perfect dessert in my opinion. Try it, I think you’ll agree….and know you’ll be building stronger bones while sipping on this sweet, chocolately dream.
And while you’re chillin’ with your new favorite cocktail, check out these amazing recipes from my friends who are also celebrating #AllThingsDairy!
Souffle Bombay – Berry Cheesecake Shooters
What the heck’s a bonbon?- Watermelon, cucumber and strawberry granita with lemon vanilla frozen yogurt
We’re Parents!? – Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes with Homemade Whipped Topping
It’s a Keeper – 10 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes (round up)
Pass the Sushi – Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
Opera Singer in the Kitchen – Double Cheese Spinach and Mushroom Omelette
Real: The Kitchen and Beyond – Jarlsberg Mushroom Melts + 10 Grilled Cheese Ideas
The Vintage Mom – Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Pops + Some More Fresh Ideas!
Giggles, Gobbles, and Gulps- 10 Fun Ways to Drink Your Milk (round up of flavored milk recipes)
Little Kitchie – Spinach & Prosciutto Pizza
How I Pinch A Penny – Banana Pudding Shooters
Mind Over Batter – Strawberries and Cream Icebox Cake
Sugar Dish Me – Healthy Creamy Pasta Salad
Kitchen Conundrum- Rich & Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
And don’t forget to enter to win one of the awesome #AllThingsDairy prizes, including a new ice cream maker! (Which, I know some of you have mentioned you needed!)
The Ultimate Chocolate Martini
- 1 shot chocolate liqueur
- 1 shot creme de cacao
- 1/2 shot vodka
- 1 1/2 shots half and half
- chocolate syrup (for drizzling)
- Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Pour the chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, vodka and half and half over the ice and replace the lid. Drizzle the inside of a martini glass with chocolate syrup. Shake the ice in the shaker thoroughly and pour the cocktail into the glass.
- Serve immediately.