Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Twinkie Tuesdays 7: Thickening


"My family loves chocolate and mint together. When we make shakes, we like to thicken them up with cakes and cookies. Twinkies just seemed to be the perfect complement to our grasshopper concoction."
LORI KIMBLE, MASCOUTAH, ILLINOIS

Twinkie Grasshopper
2 1/3 cups milk
6 Twinkies
4 chocolate-covered mint cookies
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
3 cups vanilla ice cream

In a blender, combine 2 cups of the milk and the Twinkies and blend for 5 to 10 seconds. Add the cookies and the syrup and blend until smooth, then add the ice cream and blend until smooth once again. Pour in the remaining 1/3 cup milk and blend until thoroughly mixed. Serve at once.

The part the editors left out: "And when we run out of Twinkies, we like to substitute burritos and salsa for a spicy Mexican twist, or lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese, for a little taste of I-talian!"

I'd like to see just how all this "thickening" is having an effect on the Kimble family.

3 comments:

azure said...

Just reading the ingredients made me dive in a pool of ecstatic tasting. Its incredible how you could come up with this by yourself.

Chris said...

Bad reader, bad. If you click on Twinkie Tuesdays and scroll all the way down, you'll see the source for all these recipes.

Miss Trashahassee said...

We just barf in ours.