How to Make a Sweet-and-Savory Breakfast Milkshake

Topped with crisp bacon, chocolate-covered peanuts and maple syrup-drenched waffles, this is a milkshake like you've never had before.

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Breakfast Meets Dessert

A vanilla milkshake topped with bacon, chocolate-covered peanuts and maple syrup-drenched waffles? This is breakfast like you've never had it before. Or is it dessert? In our opinion, it doesn't really matter. Morning, afternoon or night, this sweet-and-savory shake epitomizes the phrase "treat yourself."

 

By Richmond Flores and Heather Ramsdell for Food Network Kitchen

Photography by Heather Ramsdell

Make the Milkshake

The base of this sweet-and-savory creation is a classic vanilla milkshake — a simple concoction of vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, milk and half-and-half blended together until smooth.

Prepare the Toppings

For the toppings, you'll need to prepare a few slices of bacon and mini toaster waffles — the kind you'll find in the freezer section of the grocery store. Toast up the waffles in your toaster oven and fry as many slices of bacon as you see fit.

Add the Bacon

Start adding the cooked bacon around the perimeter of the glass.

Skewer the Waffles

Then, stack the waffles as high as you'd like and skewer them through the center.

Pour the Syrup

Slide the stack of skewered waffles into the shake, then drizzle on a little — or a lot of — maple syrup, depending on the demands of your sweet tooth.

Devour

Don't forget to sprinkle a handful of chocolate-covered peanuts on top. The nutty crunchiness helps to unite the savory bacon and sweet, syrupy waffles. Then, all that's left to do is dig in! This is a job that requires a strawand a spoon — and maybe even a friend or two to help polish it off.

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