If I go back in time and think about my first love, it won’t be any famous actor, singer or sports star, but the gorgeous and sinfully tempting Black Forest chocolate cake!

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.

Ingredients:

For the Light Version:

1 cup fresh cherries plus a few more for garnishing
1 cup skim milk
1 banana
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:

Prepare your serving glasses before you make the shake: Shred chocolate in a plate, brush the rim of glasses with honey. Dip the rim in the shredded chocolate to cover it all around. Place the glasses in the fridge till the shake is ready.

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.

Serves 2.

8 Replies to “Black Forest Chocolate Shake”

    1. The nicer version is my favourite too, Ravi 😊 Something chocolate that I can enjoy everyday. What can be better than that! πŸ˜„
      Though kids enjoy the sweeter, creamier version more.

    1. Thank you dear Sathya! πŸ™‚ Yes it’s a complete power breakfast, specially for kids who avoid eating anything in the morning πŸ™‚

  1. I started off with dinner now my mornings start off with “what’s cooking” and it’s s become a joy.. Honestly all that’s missing is a cookbook. Happy cooking my friend :))

    1. So good to have you back, dear Cathy! πŸ™‚ Missed your lovely comments! The cook book might be very close too ;)) xxx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *