Yoda: “Only the Dark Lord knows of our weakness”
In a galaxy not so far far away, the dark lord returned. Garbed in a dark covering, he beckoned using his force and the influence he wielded over the weak, the powerless to turn them into his minions.
Darth Vader: “You don’t know the power of the dark side!”
He crackled open, releasing a fresh intoxicating yet dangerous aroma and entrapping us in his aura. He hid his inner self behind a thick coat, but I could almost taste the creaminess of…
Wait. You thought I was talking about Star Wars? Emperor Palpatine come to turn Earth into a Death Star? Flashing neon light sabers with clashing cool colours? The death of Liam Neeson… I mean Qui-Gon Jinn?
Hahaha, this is far worse.
Seems like chocolate had had enough of me, making it a second choice and being a turncoat to its tastes. It labelled me a traitor.
Darth Vader: “I find your lack of faith disturbing”
So today it came for me. An intense craving hidden in the form of blackness which emptied my body of its soul, only to return by… joining the dark side.
Yeah, about that, in case you have not noticed, I’m not Luke. I was kind of missing chocolate anyway. And what harm could it possibly do to me if I gave into the craving finally and used chocolate?
The Emperor: “I’m looking forward to completing our training. In time, you will call *me* master”
So you know how the chocolate came to claim me back, and forever twist me around its fingers?
It sent the lord of chocolate. ‘The Emperor’ equivalent of chocolate.
The Tim Tam. For it, I created and toiled and worked forever more. Or at least half an hour.
And so was born The Tim Tam Toasted Marshmallow Malted Milkshake.
All hail chocolate, all hail the emperor.
The Emperor: “Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen”
Leaving my nerdish tendencies of enjoying Star Wars behind (I could say I only like it because of Hayden Christensen but as much as he was a big part of it, that would be a lie ;)), let’s focus on this milkshake.
Did I just call it a milkshake?
Not for the faint of heart, with a dislike of chocolate or for the people who lack sucking powers with a straw. You know how thickshakes can be hard to get up sometimes. This is one of those :D
This started out as your normal toasted marshmallow milkshake. Recipes for these babies are floating everywhere in the vast internet universe. But it was not enough for me.
So then I thought of the Tim Tam (exclusive to us Aussies ;)) – maybe I should have a Tim Tam giveaway huh? Hmmmm…. :P
The biscuit’s official description as of Wikipedia: “A Tim Tam is composed of two layers of chocolate malted biscuit, separated by a light chocolate cream filling, and coated in a thin layer of textured chocolate”
Fun Tim Tam fact from Arnott’s: “The cream used in Tim Tams is a delicate mixture of vanilla, butter and chocolate that complements the biscuit base and the chocolate. It’s this unique cream which sets Tim Tam apart from any other chocolate biscuit.”
So then we had the Tim Tam Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake.
But only vanilla ice cream? A little nuff. So chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
Then a little bit more from the chocolate malted milk category never hurt. Come on down Ovaltine.
And so now finally, I give you a refreshing, thick, scrumptious chocolate shake garnishes with cream and even more Tim Tams with a subtle taste of malt, the powerful hit of Tim Tam goodness with the edginess of that beautifully charred marshmallow gooeyness :D
Tim Tam Toasted Marshmallow Malted Thickshake
Makes: 2-3 Shakes
- 6 Tim Tams, roughly chopped (use any flavour but I prefer original or double coated!)
- 1/2 cup chocolate malted milk powder (Ovaltine)
- 10 large marshmallows
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 large scoop chocolate ice cream
- 400ml full cream milk
- Whipped cream and grated chocolate for garnish (optional)
- Extra Tim Tams and marshmallows to serve (optional)
- To toast marshmallows:
- Refrigerate your serving glasses
- Place on a skewer and turn over a gas flame until charred
- Use a blow torch and char
- Spread over a baking sheet and put under the grill for approximately 2-3 minutes or until charred – you must be vigilant otherwise they will burn!
- Place toasted marshmallows, keeping two or three aside to serve with, crushed Tim Tam cookies, both ice creams, milk and malted milk powder into a blender
- Process until thick and smooth
- Serve in glasses from the fridge
- Top with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate and extra toasted marshmallows
Just before I leave off, a fabulous blogger friend of mine, Daisy @ Never Too Sweet (isn’t she just the best with a blog name like that? :D) tagged me with a few awards. Thank you so much my friend :)
If you have never met Daisy or visited her blog, it is filled with amazing luscious recipes, awesome reviews and just a fun sunny read every time!
The awards given were The Sunshine Award and The Versatile Blogger Award – because I have happily received these awards, click this link to see the Versatile Blogger Award rules and this link for the Sunshine Award rules :)
- Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
- Giovanna @ Blue Jellybeans
- Beth @ Of Muses And Meringues
- C.J @ Food Stories
- Promenade Plantings
So sit back, relax, enjoy some bloggers and sip some milk-THICKshake my friends :D