i’ve practically been living on foodgawker and tastespotting 24/7 these days. beautiful food photos aside, i can’t believe how much creative ideas and inspirations i’ve garnered from the site. i lost count of the photos i bookmarked and the recipes i wanted to try out “tentatively”. i mean, how could you say no to stuff like strawberry yogurt-covered pretzels and very vibrant-looking red velvet cake made not with red food coloring but beet puree? and then i also came across this polka-dot strawberry milkshake which involves sticking cut marshmallows onto the side of the glasses to give it a polka-dot effect. totally creative and this is something that i wouldn’t think of in a million years.

Strawberry Milkshake

so, i proceeded with the the polka-dot strawberry milkshake but it was trickier than i thought. i couldnt get the marshmallows to stay round after i cut them into half and they also refused to stay stuck to the sides of the glasses. i ended up with strawberry milkshake that wasn’t so polka-dotted afterall. oh well. but it was delicious nevertheless coz i used my own homemade vanilla bean ice cream so i could easily control the sweetness and the milkshake wasn’t sweet at all. in fact it tasted more like a yogurt-drink than milkshake, which is precisely why i liked it.

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

my stash of homemade vanilla bean ice cream, one that i’ve made countless times. the recipe is from david lebovitz and i’ve blogged about it before, over here.

recipe source for the polka-dot milkshake from the sweetest kitchen.


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