Here is a recipe that I constantly do with my daughters (Nikky, 10 and Chavela, 7). Nikky wants to be a chef so she constantly helps in the kitchen. She showed interest in the kitchen at early age and now she knows how to prepare and cook her own crispy taquitos, egg salad, French toast, scramble eggs, omelets and she makes her own shakes. She likes Emeril, Rachel and Bobby shows and watches them whenever she has the time!! Sabrina enjoys the flours and the mixing so she is always there to help with the cakes and she also helps to gather all ingredients. I like to have them with me at the kitchen because I am a working single mother and any second with them is precious for me. So we talk a lot while cooking and we help each other. Also, they learn and practice their math, measuring and the best of all, they will learn how to cook. This recipe started one day when I was doing chocolate covered strawberries and I ended with too much left over on the melted chocolate. After the chocolate covered strawberries, I was going to prepare shakes for my daughters so I decided to use the left over of the melted chocolate. Why not?? Now is our favorite shake recipe and we named it the Volcano Mud Shake. Enjoy it!
For the Volcano Mud:
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 11 pieces dark chocolate Hershey candy bar (cut each piece at least in 1/2 pieces)
For the Shake:
- 1 cup (1 percent) milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream (recommended: Haagen-Dazs)
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- Margarita glasses (or other glasses with a similar shape at the bottom)
Mix the ingredients for the Volcano Mud in a small pot and place them on the stove at low-med heat. Mix constantly with a whisk or folk until all is well mix and the chocolate pieces are melted. The mix will turn dark and it will turn into a smooth paste.
In a blender mix all ingredients for the vanilla shake and blend until it is smooth. Pour about 4 spoons of the volcano mix into a margarita glass and turn the glass around until all the inside is covered with chocolate. Make sure to cover all glass and also leave a good portion at the bottom of the glass.
Fill the glass with vanilla shake and serve it with a spoon to eat the chocolate!!