One of my dearest friends Nadia suggested that I enter The Milk Shake Factory's contest in which individuals submit their own personalized summery milkshake for a prize! *Massive, but exceedingly important side note, go to their website. You are serenaded by my kind of music.. I actually just had it on play at work, oh how I adore Big Band and Swing!**
Thinking about French Lemonade all day led me to want to add this to a milkshake. Oh my gosh.. could such a thing really exist and taste as good as it sounds?! I set out on this quest.. brainstorming the recipe, which is what led to my Lavender Simple Syrup (yes, you're allowed to know the big secret now!)
It is so good. It starts out lemony, but finishes lavendery. Oh my heavens.
I was so excited about how it tasted that I was jumping up and down in the kitchen. The hubs? He liked it, too (but I do think he liked his Bobby Flay extra chocolatey one a bit more.. darn you Bobby! Stealing my thunder!)
Provencial Perfection Lavender and Lemon Milkshake
Yields: 1 serving
1 cup vanilla ice cream (I recommend Breyer's)
1/4 cup whole milk
1 TBS lemon juice, fresh squeezed
1/4 cup lavender simple syrup
1. In a blender, combine all ingredients.
2. Put in your favorite glass. Sip, sit on the rocking chair on your front porch, and enjoy the sunset :-)
..if you don't have a rocking chair, front porch, and/or sunset, no worries! It's still just as good without those things!