The Custard Files: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel

chocolate peanut butter pretzel

chocolate peanut butter pretzel

The weather is finally starting to warm up* and with warm weather comes the triumphant return of the custard files!

The custard masters at Shake Shack must be reading our dream journals because chocolate peanut butter pretzel is something out of our collective subconscious.  As we have learned before, the custard flavors with chunks–cake, cookies, doughnuts– cannot be blended into shake form (Julianna takes some issue with this, citing cookies and cream milkshakes as an example of blendable chunks) so we both went with a single scoop in a cup.

Since this was our first custard date of 2011 we decided to splurge and get lunch as well, so by the time we got to our custard it had gotten a nice and gooey.  The general consensus was this was the most custard-y custard we have had to date. Often the line between frozen custard and ice cream isn’t particularly apparent, but in this case the rich egg-y goodness that makes frozen custard so tasty was front and center.  The chocolate peanut butter custard almost had a mouse-like  texture to it and the  pretzel bites were nicely distributed.  The general consensus was that this custard was pretty close to perfect.

That previously mentioned richness, however conquered Vanessa, and she was very sadly unable to finish her scoop (this might have had something to do with the burger and fries she had just eaten). Julianna, on the other hand, was wishing she had had the forethought to order it as a concrete with caramel added.

After much debate we give it a 4.75, but add some caramel and this thing would be OFF THE SCALE.

*after all the snow we had this winter 45 degrees is AWESOME.

Rating: 4.75 (julianna’s 4.5 and Vanessa’s 5)

March 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . favorite things, The Custard Files. Leave a comment.

Happy Pi Day!

brandy alexander pie

brandy alexander pie

It is PI Day. In honor of it, Julianna is going to share one of her favorite pie recipies.

most likely from the Amy Vanderbilt cookbook, but edited by her mom.

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BRANDY ALEXANDER PIE
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9 inch oreo crust
4 oz. sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. creme de cacao
2 tbsp. brandy
1 c. heavy cream, whipped
Shaved chocolate for garnish

Beat together sweetened condensed milk, creme de cacao and
brandy. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared crust and
freeze 8 hours or overnight. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

March 14, 2011. Tags: , , . Booze Infused, favorite things, PIE!. Leave a comment.