Rising up, we by no means had any “enjoyable” cereal round the home (a lot to my excessive chagrin and utter disappointment).
We had issues like Raisin Bran and Mini Wheats and on very uncommon event, Apple Jacks – which don’t get me flawed, are all effective and dandy and issues that I take pleasure in very a lot in my grownup life, however as a child they contributed to my constant and overwhelming struggles with FCFOMO (aka, Enjoyable Cereal FOMO).
The closest factor we needed to Cocoa Puffs was when my brother drizzled Hershey’s syrup on high of a bowl of Kix, which was mainly heaven and a tactic that I absolutely intend to make use of with my very own youngsters sometime, but additionally no substitute for dehydrated blue marshmallows within the shapes of hearts and moons.
As a result of I’m nonetheless recovering psychologically from this apparent and crushing deprivation, at present I’ve just about made it my life’s mission to attempt ALL the sugary cereals (which is a really sensible transfer now that I’m 30 and my previously okay-ish metabolism is rapidly evaporating into skinny air). However not being one to let petty dietary obstacles convey me down, I persevere! Particularly when the universe presents up pure magic, resembling this sparkly new Cap’n Crunch selection:
This cereal combines two issues that I like dearly 1) sugar and a pair of) sugar that tastes like artificially flavored maple syrup (shout out Log Cabin! #rideordie). When Hubs noticed this on Snackstalker or another pleasant Instagram account, I instantly positioned a web based order for 2 large family-sized packing containers. When the package deal lastly arrived, this blue and yellow child did NOT disappoint – it tasted just like the Enjoyable Cereal model of blueberry pancakes!
(Please word the rigorously crafted verbiage “Enjoyable Cereal model” – please don’t go into this pondering you’re getting Wild Maine Blueberry essence, individuals. Handle your expectations).
Although fairly good when eaten by the handfuls, this taste actually sang when mellowed out with just a little 2% milk. In a real second of divine ice cream intervention, the clouds parted and I discovered my subsequent inspiration. I simply knew in my soul that this cereal was meant to grow to be a milkshake!
Don’t fear – I do know I’m not being tremendous unique over right here; the concept of “Cereal Milk” isn’t actually a brand new factor, in any respect. Besides, I’ve been moderately upset with among the extra industrial executions I’ve tasted just lately. Living proof? Burger King’s “Fruit Loop” shake (and sure, I notice that by addressing this grievance I’m brazenly admitting that I’m certainly a Burger King buyer occasionally. However I imply, do YOU make good life choices once you’re on a street journey and your Service Plaza choices are restricted to BK, Auntie Anne’s, and Hardees? Didn’t assume so).
The important thing to something “cereal milk” flavored – whether or not or not it’s ice cream, milkshakes, baked items, and so forth. – is to really use the cereal milk in your creation (duh, proper?). What I imply is that you should infuse (fancy culinary phrase alert!) milk along with your cereal of selection – mainly, you’re simply leaving a bowl of cereal within the fridge for one to 2 hours so the items get good and soggy and the liquid has that scrumptious, candy taste.
It appears easy sufficient, but so many cereal milk-labeled gadgets miss this key step, and what you find yourself with is simply vanilla ice cream with cereal items. However by no means worry, expensive reader – NOT like this milkshake. This milkshake is chock filled with diabetes-inducing sweetness, fairly yellow and blue swirls, and most significantly – truly tastes just like the cereal itself.
I completed this one with a dusting of sea salt, which helps reduce by the wealthy sweetness and creates extra of a savory shake (as a result of we should always all the time attempt to convey just a little pretention to the desk, it doesn’t matter what – even after we’re utilizing child cereal).
I hope you’re keen on this tremendous easy but unquestionably scrumptious option to get your Enjoyable Cereal repair for the day. Be happy to swap in your favourite Enjoyable Cereal (…besides perhaps Mini Wheats – unsure how that one will prove).
Joyful scooping 🙂
Blueberry Pancake Cereal Milk Milkshake
Yield: 1 Milkshake
1 cup Blueberry Pancake Cap’n Crunch cereal, plus additional crushed up for garnish
1 cup plus 1/four cup milk (select your personal journey right here, however I like entire milk in milkshakes)
four beneficiant scoops of vanilla ice cream (about 2 cups)
Pinch of kosher salt (elective)
Whipped cream and sprinkles (if desired)
- In a medium sized bowl or Pyrex-type measuring cup, mix 1 cup of cereal and 1 cup milk; let sit for one to 2 hours, till cereal is mooshy (mooshy not mushy, individuals) and the liquid is infused with the flavour of the cereal.
- In a blender, mix the cereal milk that you just simply created with ice cream, additional 1/four cup milk, and a pinch of sea salt. Mix till desired consistency, including extra milk in very small quantities (1 tablespoon or so) till the consistency is to your liking.
- Pour milkshake into glasses rimmed with crushed up cereal. Prime with whipped cream, extra crushed up cereal, and sprinkles (if desired).
- Slurp by a brilliant enjoyable straw (obligatory).
- Get pleasure from 🙂