So, you’ve just come back from watching the live show of Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket after searching high and low for things to do with kids. And you’re now inspired to do something fun and tasty following your fun experience with the Tiger but not sure what to do?
Throw away the milkshake making rule book and roll your sleeves up, it's about to get messy! Whether your favourite is Strawberry, Peppermint fudge or Bananarama learn how to make milkshakes from scratch with our step-by-step guide.
Two to three scoops of ice cream is the base for any milkshake. Though you can scoop in any flavor of ice cream you prefer—from classic chocolate or mint-chip, to newfangled custom creations—starting with vanilla gives you a blank slate for adding syrups, fruit, candy, and any other flavors and mix-ins you can dream up.
A couple of glugs of whole milk will help the ice cream transform from solid to shake material. Start with less than ¼ cup for 3 scoops, and trickle in more only as needed. Be sure to let your ice cream soften before scooping. If it’s too hard, you might end up having to add more milk, which thins the shake.
We’re going to make a strawberry shake, so we’ll add 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries and 1 tablespoon strawberry preserves. If you want a totally smooth effect, throw in your strawberries early. If you want to leave some texture, toss them in towards the end.
It’s time to blend away. You’ll want to keep an eye on the consistency. This recipe creates a Goldilocks-style shake: not too firm and not too soft (runny). Of course, you can always customize it either way. Use less milk for a thicker, spoonable shake; more for a thinner, sippable one.
If the milkshake is the right thickness and consistency, you should need to use the spoon to get it out of the blender and into the glass. If it slides out easily, it's too thin or over-mixed and you'll want to add more ice cream.
Garnish with a little extra of your chosen ingredients (like a fresh strawberry for your strawberry shake) or layer on toppings like chocolate syrup, sugary cereal or rainbow sprinkles.
Serve shakes with a big straw and a long spoon—for nostalgic and practical purposes. You’ll need both to absorb the thick liquid and pick out the chunkier mix-ins and garnishes.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea will be roaring its way back to London this summer! Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End from 11 July until 4 September 2022, this is one of the best London attractions for kids aged 3+ this summer, so why not book your tickets and enjoy a day out to remember? The show runs for 55-minutes long and is based on the popular children’s picture book by Judith Kerr.