Frozen Hot Chocolate Milk Shake combines the sweetness of hot chocolate in the milkshake form! A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen
There is an excitement in my family. On August 12, which is also my dad’s birthday, my mom and dad are getting a puppy. They have been lonely since Waldo passed away a few weeks ago. My mom started looking on Petfinder for a puppy, well they did find one they liked from a rescue group in PA. Last Monday, she wrote them to see if he was available, they wrote back yes, so they filled out the application. This rescue has no actual building or phone number, it is all done with via email. On Wednesday, they said they could not open the application, could my mom do it again. So she did, and she emailed them to please let her know if they were still having issues and that they got the application. They were very anxious for this puppy.
There was no answer. My mom was even staying by the phone, so if they call her for the interview. Friday after work, I looked on this Pet rescue’s Facebook page and I saw the puppy my parents were trying to adopt, the photo was put up with the caption that he was placed with his fur-ever family. I had to call my mom to give her the bad news.
This was so upsetting, the place lied, the puppy was not available, it takes two weeks for these adoptions, with a background check, calling references, interviews, and home inspection. Finally, Saturday morning, they emailed my mom to tell her although they loved reading her application, which by the way was 10 pages long, however, they called my mom’s vet and found out she has never had any dog heart worm vaccinated. They do not adopt to people who do not have their dog’s heart wormed. I know this isn’t true because
I know this isn’t true because one of her dogs was heart wormed, and two, the vet never pushed it if he did she would have it done. When comes to pet’s health, my mom is on top of it. We cared for an insulin dependent dog, a thyroid problem dog, and Waldo, who had cushings. She has really went above and beyond for special needs dogs. Plus her vet confirmed, this rescue place never called them. Like I said, they lied to my parents.
The medical side of me found this very wrong. Had this been a human, calling a doctor to see if they had vaccinations, that is a HUGE HIPPA violation. It a dog, so it doesn’t apply. I found very insulting, one they lied and two, had she even bothered to call my mom for the interview, she would know how much my mom cares for animals.
Saturday I saw a Craig’s List Ad for Pittsburgh, there was this listing for 5 eight week puppies, I emailed the woman, got some info, then forwarded to my mom. Long story short, she filled out on Saturday the application, emailed and on Sunday she got a phone call, they loved her application and she was approved for one the puppies. My mom said she had the woman choking up when she told all about what they went through with Waldo, how they been lonely since he passed. This woman could tell my mom loved dogs. Anyone one who knows my family know we treat our pets like they are family.
So on Wednesday one of these babies will be coming home with my parents, we don’t know which one yet, they said they waiting till they see them and they know which one is for our family:
So since this puppy is coming into our lives and it is my dad’s birthday we need to celebrate to new beginnings. The simplest way to celebrate is with a milkshake. I personally admit I will get a milkshake from time to time, just to give myself a little treat. I am obsessed with Frozen Hot Chocolate. The truth is, I wanted to reshoot the photo for my Frozen Hot Chocolate Pops, when I had an idea, why not make a milk shake instead. So I did and man was it good!
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 2 packets hot chocolate mix
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- whipped cream
- chocolate shavings
- In a small sauce pan, meat up the milk to warm, but not boiling.
- Take off the heat and add 1 packet of the hot chocolate mix, stir until dissolved.
- In a blender, add the ice cream and the other hot chocolate packet.
- Pour in the milk mixture, and blend everything until it all mixed together.
- Pour into a tall glass, garnish with some whipped cream and chocolate shavings and ENJOY!