By Leigh O’Connor.
Rich, creamy and indulgent – the milkshake is perhaps one of the world’s most perfect dessert foods.
Cold enough to take the chill off a hot Summer’s Day, smooth enough to be enjoyed through a straw and thick enough to provide a satisfying weight on the tongue.
Add chocolate and your milkshake is elevated to another level - National Chocolate Milkshake Day on Sunday, September 12 is the day to celebrate all things made with milk and chocolate!
Did you know the CIA tried to assassinate Fidel Castro in 1963, with a poisoned chocolate milkshake?
Here are five more fun facts and a decadent recipe for a Bourbon chocolate milkshake to help make your day special:
•Milkshakes were invented in 1885 and were first served with whiskey.
•By the early 1900s, milkshakes were served with ice cream.
•In 1922, the blender was created specifically for creating milkshakes.
•The world’s largest milkshake was made in New York and had a volume of 22,712.47 litres.
•Vanilla also has its own National Milkshake Day in June, but strawberry misses out.
Remember as you celebrate…milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard!