15 July 2012

Cereal Milkshakes and Real Milk

This post is sponsored by got milk? in partnership with local California organizations that educate kids about the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

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Milk is a staple in my house. Jordan drinks it daily. I like it in my coffee. We all eat cereal every morning.

It's such an important part of our daily routine that I plan for it when we go on a trip, so that Jordan can have her Cheerios if I can't get to the store right when we get home. I've even been known to stock my hotel room mini fridge with single serve milk bottles.

You could say we're a milk family.

When the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program contacted me about creating a recipe with real milk, of course I jumped at the chance.

The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) has started a four-week sale of limited edition milk glasses (from July 9th through August 5th), to benefit community-based organizations here in California. Three organizations, THINK Together, the Bay Area Community Resources, and the Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, are all benefitting from the sale of these glasses. The organizations support after school and summer programs for children and their parents to help them make wholesome food choices for a healthier lifestyle. The after school programs also work with children during out-of-school time on fostering positive relationships and helping with academic achievement.

The glasses are being sold as part of the GOT MILK?'s latest campaign, 'Science of Imitation Milk', which basically talks about real milk vs. imitation milk. For example, real milk has two ingredients: milk and vitamin D3. "Imitation milk" has a long list of ingredients, many unpronounceable. During the four-week sale, these super cute glasses can be purchased online for $15 and 100% of the purchase is going directly to the community organizations to support nutrition education for children all over California.

Aren't the glasses super cute?

When trying to come up with a recipe, milkshakes naturally came to mind. I mean, what's more milk than that?

Then, of course, my ADD kicked in and I could not make up my mind about what milkshake to make.

Until I was at the store and remembered a quirky childhood food habit I had.

{Why yes, I had quirky childhood food habits. Some things never change.}

I used to put cereal on my ice cream. Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It was my favorite cereal topping.

The Cinnamon Toast Crunch called out to me in the Walmart cereal aisle, as it usually does. This time I listened, and I'm so glad I did!

This is probably the easiest milkshake ever. Ice cream, milk, and cereal.

If you don't like Cinnamon Toast Crunch (and I'm not sure we can still be friends if not), then you can use your favorite one. I am dying to try Cocoa Puffs.

So go get some cereal and milk, and get some glasses. Then make a milkshake to remind you of your childhood! Your kids will love it too, if you decide to share it with them.

{Not likely.}

Cereal Milkshake
by Crazy for Crust

  • 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream (or your favorite flavor)
  • 1/2 cup Real milk
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (or your favorite kind)
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until the cereal has been incorporated. Serve in a tall milk glass with a side of cereal and a smile.
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As part of the Foodbuzz Featured Publisher Program, I received a stipend and got milk? glassware in exchange for my participation in this program.

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At July 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Kaylee said...

Ok, I know what I will be making this week! Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

At July 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

I use vanilla almond milk a lot for the flavor and low-calorie count, but there is nothing like a tall glass of real milk with cookies. I can't understand people who don't love milk!
(We're skim/1% people. I had a friend tell me that only whole milk has nutrients and other kinds don't. Yeah, okay.)

At July 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen said...

We raise cattle (but not dairy cattle) so of course we drink nothing but REAL milk! My kids love milk and literally drink a gallon a day. Love your milkshakes, I will be trying them!

At July 15, 2012 at 7:31 PM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

Cereal on ice cream? That is an awesome idea:-) I never though about it that way!!! Oh and cinnamon toast crunch...one of the best cereals:-)

At July 15, 2012 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Karyn - Pint Sized Baker said...

I've never even thought about adding cereal to milkshakes. This looks yummy! Gotta save that for next Saturday!

At July 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Simple Girl said...

The sprinkles on top totally make the milkshake :-) I'm thinking Golden Grahams with a squirt of Hershey's syrup!

At July 16, 2012 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Hayley said...

Mmmmm, yes, cinnamon toast crunch is easily (besides cap'n crunch and fruity pebbles) the best cereal evah. And in a milkshake, it's called "heaven." Figured you knew that after drinking this one :) even though my tummy detests milk and wages world war 3 on me after I drink it or milk-heavy things (milkshakes and ice cream, I love you and miss you), I still love milk. After workouts, I hear one of the greatest things to do is drink chocolate milk. Any reason to drink chocolate milk is a great reason, though!

At July 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM , Blogger Susan said...

Only you can turn a milkshake into a breakfast treat! I bought some special "Angry Bird" glasses for the grands to have smoothies when they're here--this is a wonderful idea to blend some cereal in it. The new Dulce de Leche Cheerios would be good too with some homemade caramel sauce swirled into it. XOXO

At July 16, 2012 at 8:08 AM , Anonymous sally @ sallys baking addiction said...

Yes! Adorable glasses! And I love this milkshake recipe. Cereal milk is by far the BEST milk out there of course! Did you know they make a cinnamon toast crunch milk alcohol? It's new... RumChata. Just sayin'. ;)

At July 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

This is seriously kismet because I just said to my husband yesterday in the cereal aisle, "OMG I used to eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch all.the.time." Now I wish I would have purchased some!! What a great idea to put cereal in a milkshake!! And those glasses are super cute!

At July 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Heather Kinnaird said...

we love cereal on ice-cream and I happen to have cinnamon toast crunch in my pantry. I see milkshakes for lunch today

At July 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Winnie said...

I LOVE Milk. I don't drink coffee (don't like it) but instead I drink Vanilla-milk/
I definitely have to try this milkshake

At July 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Carole said...

Lovely post. I got to this via Mealtime Monday on Couponing and Cooking. I have linked in spicy mince lettuce cups. Enjoy.

At July 16, 2012 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Jacqueline said...

Such cute cups! My hubby would love this idea - he is our milk drinker! Give me milk in cheese or yogurt form, but everyone else is crazy for it here too!

At July 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks! Enjoy!

At July 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oooooh, yes! That would be amazing!

At July 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

That's for sure, and it's true. One of my fav post workout snacks! That, and a handful of sugar, er, cereal. :)

At July 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

They do? Oh I'm all over that!

At July 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Sounds to me like another trip to the store is needed! :) Thanks Ashley!

At July 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yumalicious! Can I come?

At July 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Super yum Winnie!

At July 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM , Blogger MM said...

Visiting from Tasty Tuesday.
This is a fun idea! And a great way to use that last little bit of cereal that isn't enough for a bowlful.

At July 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Angi said...

Oh YUM! I am making these tonight!

At July 17, 2012 at 2:48 PM , Blogger Dip It In Chocolate said...

Aww man I love cinnamon toast crunch! We have this ice cream place out here that actually has fruity pebbles, captain crunch, cinnamon toast crunch, all kinds of cereals for toppings. I think it's genius! Love the idea of a milkshake.

At July 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks so much! I just looove cereal and ice cream!

At July 21, 2012 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Cheerios and Lattes said...

This looks so delicious! I would love to invite you to share this on Saturday Show and Tell: (www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/). I know that my readers would appreciate this and some of your other posts. Thanks and have a great weekend.

At July 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM , Anonymous Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I can't show this to my youngest one. He loves milkshakes and his favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch. He would make me to do it for him right now :)I will surprise him after day camp tomorrow.

At July 23, 2012 at 3:57 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh, I hope he loved it! :) Thanks Bibi!

At July 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM , Anonymous Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

how did i miss this one? I made a milkshake, too, for Fbuzz last week and oh boy, I love Cinn Toast Crunch cereal!

At July 24, 2012 at 2:22 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I saw that, SO yummy. Thanks so much Averie!


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