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September, 2017 will be... September 01, 2017 00:00

Shake Month

”They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don’t win many ball games.”
~Casey Stengel

Milkshakes are a classic favorite among many Americans. Milkshake Day or Shake day for short celebrates the wonderful thick drink that many have come to love. The basic ingredients for a milkshake include milk, ice cream, and flavoring, but is technically a ‘malt’ if it is made with malted, powdered milk. Many fast food restaurant such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King have milkshakes as an added drink alongside their meals.

History of Shake Month

When ‘milkshakes’ were first invented in 1885, they included whiskey. The drink was a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat.” It wasn’t until the 1900’s that Ice cream was added. Originally, they were literally “shaked”, but it wasn’t until the company Hamilton Beach came along and invented the blender in 1911, making milkshakes easier to produce. Once more efficient refrigeration came along, the term “Frosted” came about in the 1930’s, making the availability of ice cream on a massive scale. Thus with the invention of the blender and refrigeration, milkshakes became more accessible in many homes.

During the 40’s and 50’s, diners made milkshakes exclusively popular and a part of American culture. Once the 60’s came along, fast food restaurants started implementing milkshakes into their food menus, and since then milkshakes have remained popular to this day. Denny’s, Friendly’s, and IHOP now are the closest thing to an all-American 50’s diner with classic milkshakes. The most popular flavors among people are vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, and can have many different assortments of toppings.

How to celebrate Shake Month

To celebrate shake month, what better way to do so then make your own milkshakes! Take three hearty scoops of your favorite ice cream, add two ounces of milk and any flavorings you want. Then mix it up in a blender and enjoy in a cold glass. One of the things to make sure of is that the ice cream should be soft, but not liquid. With hard ice cream, adding too much milk will make the milkshake too soft to drink. You can also add frozen yogurt or low-fat ice cream as a substitute. With a month of shakes, you can make a new one each day you’ll get 4 weeks of delicious treats!

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Today (Sun 27th Aug, 2017) is... August 27, 2017 15:59

Pots De Creme Day

”From the French have come many excellent things. Nothing related to wartime, mind you, but if you’re looking for ways to enjoy the finer things in life there are no wiser people. Take the Pots de Creme, for instance, a truly decadent preparation that is quite possibly the king of desserts.”

Rich, creamy, delectable. Pots de Creme are one of the greatest inventions of the 17th Century, and they’ve remained a favorite treat in the centuries since. Pots de Creme Day celebrates these delicious treats and their long history.

History of Pots de Creme Day

In the 17th-century Pots de Creme started becoming popular and were originally created filling crusts like a pie. As time went on they were made in smaller portions and the crust was eliminated. While it remains incredibly popular, many people have difficulty pronouncing it. It is not, as the name suggests, “Pawts deh Creem”, but in fact is pronounced “Po de Krehm”. But no matter how you pronounce it, it’ absolutely delicious and a complete breeze to make!

Pots de Creme are, at their most basic, just four ingredients, but once you master the basic recipe a whole world of possibility opens up. Fruit flavors were incredibly common, especially when prepared with fresh fruit, or you could enjoy them as a rich chocolate or butterscotch. Really, there was no end to what these little custards could be. That’s right! These are lightly prepared custards, but the French didn’t have a word for custard so they called them Pots de Creme.

How to Celebrate Pots de Creme Day

Pots de Creme day is an excellent opportunity for you to discover the ease with which they can be made and the unlimited variety that comes out of one simple recipe. First, start off with a basic vanilla version.

Pots de Creme

  • 6 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½c whole milk
  • ¾t kosher salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 18 large egg yolks
  • ¾c sugar
  • Whipped Cream (for serving)

Begin by putting a rack on the middle space of an oven, and begin preheating until it reaches 300F. Blend together the milk, salt, and cream in a large pot, split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into it. Slowly bring the pot to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to prevent the bottom from burning.

While that heats, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until they reach a light golden color, and then pour the hot cream into the yolk blend, whisking until smooth. Then strain it through a fine sieve into a pitcher. Place the ramekins on a roasting pan and fill each of them until they’re half full. Bake for 25-30 minutes, and then cool in a water bath for 5 minutes. Then transfer it to a wire rack and let them cool down. Place in a refrigerator and allow to chill for four hours.

Top with whipped cream, and serve!

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This "Silicone Ice Cube Tray" Chocolate Will Amaze Your Taste Buds August 26, 2017 12:59

Let's be honest... we all love a good treat from time to time, but usually that stuff we buy at the store is loaded down with harmful chemicals and it's usually not the healthiest thing to eat. Well, make this delicious, healthy treat and it will leave your taste buds completely amazed.

All you need is 4 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your food pantry. The best part is that it has no refined sugars, oil, and all artificial yuck that is usually found in most store bought candies. Just five minutes of your time and 4 healthy ingredients, and you will be well on your way to a healthy indulgent in no time!


  • 3 cups almond or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tablespoon chocolate or vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips


Honey or maple syrup, to add a little natural sweetness (to taste)


  1. Start by heating the almond milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Pour in your chocolate chips, stirring constantly until melted.
  3. Transfer the mixture to an silicone ice cube tray
  4. Freeze for 3-4 hours, or until hardened.
  5. Enjoy the chocolate cubes!

You can eat these tasty treats on their own or add them to your favorite smoothies, coffee, or melt in warmed milk to make hot chocolate. The options are endless!

Purchase Your Silicone Ice Cube Trays Here

Silicone ice cube trays can be used for making your favorite desserts or to add a little flavor to your drinks. 

See a full list of our ice cube trays and molds here. 



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