Who wouldn’t instantly fall in love with several layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings?
I still crave it very often, but due to the overload of calories can’t afford to enjoy it as often as I’d like to. So I’ve created a less guilty version of the same flavour blends for myself. I call it Black Forest chocolate shake.
Here are both light and naughty versions of this shake. Usually, I go for the light one, but sometimes one can indulge in the naughty version, too.
For the Light Version:
1 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
few drops vanilla essence
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons dark chocolate, shredded for the rim
1 tablespoon honey for the rim
12-14 cubes ice
For the Naughty Version:
1 cup fresh or canned cherries plus a few more for garnishing
1/2 cup whole milk
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons drinking chocolate
6-7 ice cubes
2 tablespoons milk chocolate, shredded
1 tablespoon honey
This Is What You Do:
Remove the stones from cherries. Thread 3-4 onto toothpicks or wooden skewers. Set aside.
Add all the ingredients of the shake to a blender, whiz till everything becomes one. Add ice cubes and blend another few seconds.
Pour into the chilled glasses. Serve the skewer with cherries supported over the glasses.