Spicy Chocolate Milkshakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 12 min
  • Prep: 2 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 quart chocolate ice cream or gelato, softened

2 1/2 cups whole milk

1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper*

6 strawberries

Special equipment: 6 (8-ounce) milkshake glasses


  1. Place the milkshake glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  2. In a 6-cup capacity blender, combine the chocolate ice cream, milk and cayenne pepper.
  3. Blend for 15 to 20 seconds until smooth.
  4. To serve, divide the milkshake mixture between the frosted glasses. Cut a slit into each of the strawberries and place on the rim of each glass.
  5. *Cook's Note: Start with 1/4 teaspoon of the cayenne pepper and increase by 1/4 teaspoon increments until the desired spiciness is reached.