So, things got reallllyyy messy with this Salted Caramel Mocha Ice Cream Shake. I mean there was an ice cream avalanche. See in my mind, I had the perfect image for this shake: thick shake poured into a tall glass, topped with the perfect scoop of ice cream, and chocolate syrup and salted caramel drizzled gracefully over the scoop.
See how innocent this milkshake looks right now? Well, all the innocence flied out of the window once I added the ice cream, chocolate syrup and salted caramel sauce. In hindsight, maybe I went overboard with the toppings. But in further hindsight, it was a delicious mess.
Things did not go as planned. Turns out I filled the glass a bit too much with the shake (greedy much?), then I added the ice cream which did not want to stay frozen at all. Then came the drizzling of the chocolate syrup and salted caramel sauce. It was everywhere. And it was delicious. All of it. Every last drop. Am I repeating myself? It must be chocolatey, gooey caramel coffee drink talking in me.
Normally, I spend a lot of time day dreaming of the type of photos I'll take of a recipe I'm working on. Yes, yes, I'm weird and obsessed with taking perfect pictures of food. I'm a food blogger after all, it's my job. 😉 I also spend a lot of time taking photos of the recipe, as I'm obsessed with the getting the perfect shots - like the perfect salted caramel sauce pour shot, or capturing the perfectly ooey gooey center of a Nutella stuffed cookie. However, this shoot, well this one was a difficult shoot as I had to work really fast as the ice cream was melting a super fast pace. I was almost sure that this was a waste of a photoshoot and I would have to reshoot another day.
But then I looked at the pictures, and you know what? This is what this shake is meant to be. Messy. Indulgent. Over the top. Ice cream everywhere. Drips of chocolate syrup and salted caramel sauce all over the place. It wouldn't be fun to drink it as much if it was picture perfect.
So here it is. The messy, overly indulgent, delicious Salted Caramel Mocha Ice Cream Milkshake.
Recipe for Homemade Golden Salted Caramel Sauce here.
Salted Caramel Mocha Ice Cream Milkshake
- For the Shake
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream you can use chocolate as well
- 3-4 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup
- 1/4 cup strong coffee
- For Topping
- Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce you can use store bought as well
- Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
- 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream or chocolate
- For the Shake
- Blitz all the ingredients in a blender until well combined.
- For the Topping
- Pour the shake into a glass, and top with ice cream, homemade salted caramel sauce and Hershey's chocolate syrup.
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Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
That looks so good. So many wonderful flavours in that milkshake. Saving this for the warmer weather....anything with salted caramel is a sure winner.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
This looks incredible! I am salted caramel obsessed at the moment, so this looks perfect to me.
Kate @ VeggieDesserts
Those messy oozy drips - I'm swooning! This sounds like decadent heaven!
Wowza ! this looks amazing, i have hearts in my eyes for this lol
Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
The messier the better is all I can say! And that is one chocolate avalanche I want to be buried in lol. Looks amazing. All my favourite things in one awesome drink!
Liz @ Ready to Yumble
Oh you absolutely nailed these photos! Maybe not what you had in mind, but your instincts clearly took over ? I just want to reach through the screen and help you clean up...by eating it, obviously.
Oh wow! This is RIGHT up my alley! And my husband would FLIP of this one! I am going to have to try it soon!
Wow this looks soooooo good!!!?
I love the extra scoop of ice cream on top and the coffee inside the shake + the messy sauce dripping down the side. Makes it looks way more realistic and appetizing!
Tracy | Baking Mischief
I had the exact same thing happen a couple weeks ago when I shot a caramel snickerdoodle milkshake and went to put a cookie on top to garnish. Milkshake overflow explosion EVERYWHERE.
I think you totally made the right call with these photos! That shake looks mouth-wateringly good! And a mocha milkshake? Oh yes, please!!
Sometimes messy is the best, right? It somehow tastes better and I can see with that caramel that that would be the case here!
Kylee @ Kylee Cooks
Oh em geee!!! That looks so yummy!!
Thank you! 🙂
Looks decadent - these are all flavors I love!
Thank you Jill! 🙂