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Chocolate Milk Float

Chocolate Milk Float

This one was Eve’s idea. I actually was out of float ideas, trying to think what is seasonal and fitting for January—when, I am sorry people, there is NOTHING, nothing, that is in season. (And I don’t want to hear from anyone in California about all the good stuff you have out there. Anything good here comes from there, which makes it sort of seasonal, but a little too well traveled.) So, I walked into the kitchen and asked for float ideas, and Eve said, “What about white milk with chocolate ice cream in it?” Well, that sounded a little gross to me, since I can’t stand drinking white milk. Fortunately for me, we were out of chocolate ice cream. So we tried a chocolate milk float with vanilla ice cream, instead, and it was pretty good.

It’s win-win-win: A new report finds that an organic dairy is better for 1) you, 2) the planet, 3) the cows.

We skipped the ice and seltzer water for this float, but if you are daring, it just might work—kind of like a Yoo-hoo float (not that I ever drank one of those, but in theory it sounds good, and better yet, it reminds me of the song “Summertime” by Kenny Chesney: And it’s two bare feet on the dashboard/Young love and an old Ford/Cheap shades and a tattoo/And a Yoo-Hoo bottle on the floorboard…sweet summertime. (Hey, I can dream, can’t I?)

If you are one of those people who like winter, you could make a hot chocolate float and add vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream. Or better yet, add both. And marshmallows, too—although marshmallows might clog up the straw. Wait, can you drink hot fluids through a straw? OK, I’m getting delirious. I think I need to take some vitamin D. Wait, doesn’t milk have vitamin D in it? Even better…

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Chocolate Milk Float

1 cup chocolate milk (must be organic from Organic Valley, otherwise, don’t bother)

1 scoop vanilla ice cream


You get the picture.

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4:35PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

oh my goodness, this looks like heaven!!!!

6:14AM PST on Nov 19, 2012


1:11AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Sound delicious!

11:17AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Great article, thanks for sharing :)

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4:15AM PDT on Apr 30, 2011

Sounds good :)

4:26PM PDT on Apr 8, 2011

that sounds good but why does it matter what kind of chocolate milk it is? i dont know wat the diff is between organic and the other kind watever it is called! srry that im so dumb

6:47AM PST on Mar 2, 2011

Thanks for the info :) That was very interesting ;)

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