One thing that sadly lacks in Hong Kong is milkshakes. You can NOT get a decent down-under style milkshake here. I brought my milkshake maker with me… but *duh* not the metal cups. So we’ve been without the ability to make milkshakes for a while.
Whilst in New Zealand I was introduced to a place called “Mr Vintage“. They had some truly awesome (although a wee bit pricey) t-shirts. But that wasn’t why I was there. They had plastic milkshake cups, with a little taste of my childhood (and 95% of most kiwi’s childhood) on the side. I decided to risk buying them to see if they would work in my milkshake maker back in Hong Kong.
Anyways, as Bethany can attest to, the cups work a treat! They fit with my milkshake maker, and make delish milkshakes. I just wish I’d brought some milkshake syrup back to Hong Kong with us.
What do I use in my milkshakes to get that ‘close to home’ taste?
Ideally, New Zealand brand ice cream. Chocolate Ecstasy is the best flavour for chocolate. With that I mix Pura brand milk. (Do NOT get the “Australia Made Milk” – that’s what it says on the side. But guess what – it’s water with milk compounds *BLEACH*. Always read the labels on products in Hong Kong – you might get a shock.) Optionlly you can add some powdered chocolate – eg Cadbury’s drinking chocolate, but that depends on how chocolately you want the milkshake. Alternatively – the Dreyers Mint Choc Chip is great for creating a mint milkshake. Not as good as the spearmint syrup in New Zealand, but still very refreshing on a hot, humid Hong Kong day.
New Zealand Chocolate Milkshake in Hong Kong
1 good sized scoop of New Zealand Chocolate Ecstasy Ice Cream
1 to 1.5 cups of Pura Milk (this will depend on your milkshake maker)
1 tablespoon drinking chocolate powder (Optional)
Mix on low speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute to combine then mix on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes until light and frothy.
Warning: if you add too much milk your cup will overflow when being mixed, so be conservative to start with until you get a feel for how much your cups can take.