Count Chocula Milkshake
Whip up a Halloween treat this year with Count Chocula cereal. This rich, chocolatey milkshake will be the ultimate prize for kids after a long night of trick or treating this week.
Do you remember this cereal? Count Chocula was a favorite of mine while growning up. I THINK it was available year round back in the day but now…you can only find it around Halloween. Weird. And I don’t remember seeing it in the house much when I was little…I think it was one of those cereals that only I liked, therefore, it was scarce. Being that I didn’t pay for groceries, I didn’t have much say as to which sugary cereals stocked our kitchen. Now that I’m all grown up…I think that’s a fair rule.
AND since I’m all grown up…I can buy whatever I want. And do with it what I please. Like let it soak in a big vat of milk and get all soggy. And then throw away the soggy cereal and just use the milk. 🙂 Cereal milk, I like being a grown up. I could also mix in a little vodka or bourbon or chocolate liquor and whip a libation of sorts if I felt the urge. I didn’t this time. This one’s for the kids….and kids at heart.
If you do want to get all boozy, I would suggest a shot or two of Godiva Chocolate Liquor. And then you can take a sip…or three….whenever Elsa rings the doorbell. Maybe you could make these into milkshake shots. Do a shot when Elsa arrives. I think we’d all be in a sorry state within an hour. Whatever you want to do…this milkshake is heavenly. Ironic being that Halloween is supposed to be all scary and under-worldly.
I can’t take credit for the invention of Cereal Milk but we all know it’s been around for, like, ever. Christina Tossi from Momofuku Milk Bar is the genius who began marketing it as a dessert. Again….she’s a genius, have you seen her stuff? Soaking the milk only takes about an hour and you can make it up to 3 days ahead. Strain it carefully and be sure not to let any of the soggies through the strainer. I used a fine mesh sieve and lightly pressed the cereal down to “squeeze” out some of the milk. I used about a cup of ice cream, you can use more or less depending on how thick you like your shakes.
No pun intended but this shake is quite the treat and because Count Chocula won’t be around for long…..you’ll need to snag it while you can before he disappears.
Count Chocula Milkshake
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups Count Chocula Cereal plus additional for garnish
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
- In a large bowl, mix the milk and cereal together. Let the mixture sit for 1-2 hours and then strain through a fine mesh strainer gently pressing on the cereal to squeeze out the milk.
- Transfer the milk to a blender and add the ice cream. Blend until smooth. Serve in a milkshake glass and top with whipped topping, if desired. Sprinkle with crushed cereal and some of the marshmallows. Serve immediately.