Picture drive thru diners with waitresses on roller skates with cute skirts, blouses and hair piled high on top of their heads. Oh take me back to the 50’s!
Steamy hot fries, big juicy (veg!) burger annnnnd a cool & frothy malt shake to wash it all down.
9 Most retro recipe.
I asked my friend Di what I should do for a retro recipe. She was the genius who came up with recreating a malt shake vegan-style. She’s awesome like that =)
This past weekend was a long weekend, so I hopped on a train and met Di at her place in San Francisco. Nothing beats spending a weekend in the city. The good vegan food, the exciting adventures… and of course, malt shake making! Di and I went out for lunch at our favourite restaurant, Gracias Madre. We went vintage shop dressing (no luck, but tons of fun!) and checked out the De Young Museum while wandering around Golden Gate Park. By the time we got back to her place, made and ate supper, it was quite dark! It did not make for very good picture taking.
We stayed up late watching stupid movies and drinking these shakes. So fun!
Now, I find making a “shake” fairly easy. You can use frozen bananas and coconut milk to make it nice & thick. But what about that malt flavour?
Di found Barley Malt at Whole Foods. I think you can order it online, too. If you can’t find it – don’t fret! Just make it without, it’ll still be totally awesome =)
Malt Shake (makes enough for 2 people)
2 cups of coconut milk
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
a generous handful of chocolate chips
3 tbsp of barley malt
1-2 scoops of plain vanilla ice cream (we used So Delicious Vanilla Bean)
a pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Blend and enjoy!