Was out with some of my secondary school friends from Queensway. Caught up and had a good time, even took some belated graduation shots (perhaps 3 years after my actual graduation), but most of them have just graduated. Thus we all donned our graduation hats and capes (all from different Universities) and went crazy in Esplanade and took pictures outside the Esplanade as well with the newly built Marina Bay Sands looming in the background. It was a typical Singaporean sunny day. Hot and humid with the sun beating down. We all trooped into Esplanade and decided to try this place called “The cookie museum”. I opted for the Oreo Baileys milkshake and was shocked when I saw the price. Probably SGD 18 for a milkshake. It was good but not worth the price.
It can be easily replicated at home too. The only thing that will hurt your pocket is the Baileys Irish Cream liquor. The 37.5 cl bottle could set you back SGD 37, but you only need about a capful or two in each milkshake.
Ingredients (1 pax)
- 4 Oreos
- 1 generous scoop of vanilla ice cream (the cheapo Wall’s ice-cream is perfect)
- 1-2 capfuls of Baileys irish cream
- 200g Fresh milk
- Crushed ice
- Whipped cream
- Sprig of mint and chocolate flakes to top
- Get a hand mixer and blitz your oreos and vanilla ice cream.
- Add in the fresh milk and Baileys irish cream and give it another quick blend
- Top with some crushed ice. By now you have an idea of how much liquid there is in the blender and how much your cup will be able to hold. Add more ice and milk if needed. The crushed ice adds volume and thickens up the shake without need for too much ice cream. Blitz the crushed ice to incorporate with the other ingredients so that it thickens.
- Pour the mixture into a tall glass, spray some whipping cream over the top, sprinkle with chocolate flakes and stick in the sprig of mint at the side of the glass (I forgot to buy it so I didn’t get to use it this time around).