Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tahitian Vanilla Bean Malted Milkshake

Yes, autumn is right around the corner, but the warm summer weather isn’t over yet! Last time we checked, the weather forecast said it would be hot, hot, hot! Keep cool with a dreamy Tahitian vanilla bean milkshake with ingredients from Vanilla From Tahiti.

Tahitian Vanilla Bean Malted Milkshake Recipe
Recipe by Vanilla From Tahiti
Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus 1 hour to chill glasses)
Special equipment: blender


  • 3/4-1 cup cold whole milk, less for thicker milkshakes
  • 1 teaspoon Tahitian vanilla extract
  • Seeds from 1 Tahitian vanilla bean (How to split a vanilla bean)
  • 2 cups Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, preferably homemade 
  • 2-3 tablespoons malted milk powder, to taste (found in grocery aisle near dry milk powder or near coffee, tea, and cocoa)
  • 1/4 cup malted milk balls, crushed

  • Chill 2 tall glasses in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • In blender, combine milk, vanilla extract, and seeds from the vanilla bean. Reserve vanilla bean pod for another use (Things to do with spent vanilla bean pods).
  • Cover and blend a just few seconds to evenly distribute seeds in liquid.
  • Add ice cream, and malted milk powder to blender.
  • Cover and blend until thick and creamy, pushing ice cream into blades as needed.
  • Divide milk shake between chilled glasses.
  • Top each milk shake with crushed malted milk balls and serve with a straw and long spoon.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Homemade Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream & cookie sandwiches

This is almost too easy. Almost. 

The traditional ice cream sandwich is made with ice cream and a chocolate wafer. But we’re not doing tradition today. No, we’re in the mood for the hipster version, which substitutes a cookie for the wafer. Actually, you could make it easy with varying degrees of shortcuts, so to speak.

So the shortest-cut version would be to use store-bought ice cream and store-bought cookies and make a sandwich out of them. And, make no mistake, that would be very easy and very delicious. Am I right? Especially with all of the exotic ice creams and cookies available to us these days. 

The next short cut would be to make the ice cream and buy the cookies, or vice versa. If you choose to make ice cream, check out our Homemade Tahitian Vanilla Bean Ice Cream recipe. Or, if you decide to make the cookies, check out the fab recipes on our Cookies with Vanilla Pinterest board. How about Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tahitian vanilla sea salt caramels, or Whole Vanilla Bean Cookies, or Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles, or Pumpkin Cookies (we’re already thinking about fall). You see where this is going.

Of course, if you’re feeling like doing it all yourself, go for it! You are only limited by your imagination. Here are more ideas and fantastic recipes on our Vanilla Ice Creams & Gelatos, and Ice Cream Sandwiches Pinterest boards. 

Now that wasn’t too hard, was it?

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