Chocolate Strawberry Cake ‘n Shake

Chocolate Strawberry Cake 'n Shake // Happy Food Healthy Life

{previously published on Wine & Glue on 8/14/2013}

One day I made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I ate some of them. They were super rich and delicious on their own. But my pants started protesting and told me I needed to take a break from eating so many cupcakes unless I was going to workout as well.

Cause here’s the thing. I was on exercise restriction because of the IVF procedure. And since then I’ve just been so tired/busy/emotionally-exhausted that I haven’t worked out in about 2 months… UGH!

So the cupcakes sat there for a couple days. Sad, lonely, and forgotten. I couldn’t just let them go to waste. But not only could I not afford to buy a new wardrobe if I ate more cupcakes, the whole family was pretty much just sick of all the chocolate cupcake-y-ness.

And that’s when I happened to remember that pint of strawberry ice cream I had left in my freezer, and the wheels started turning. Strawberry + Chocolate. We all know that this is a wonderful combo. {I proved it with these cupcakes} I just had to figure out how I was going to make these two ingredient elements meld together in a perfect combination of heaven.

Luckily, there’s this awesome invention called a blender, and all I needed to do was throw these two ingredients in and push the On button. Seriously. No, I’m not kidding. This is for real.

It’s an easy way to get rid of the leftover cupcakes or cake. Your kids will absolutely love you. No, it’s no healthier than cake and ice cream. It’s not going to make your pants protest any less. but it’s going to switch it up a bit for those few un-eaten cupcakes. How much of a super-mommy would you be if your kids came home from school to this special treat once in awhile?! I do not normally condone super sugary after-school treats like this one, unless you’re looking for an insane sugar-rush while your kiddo is attempting to focus on homework. But some days require a special treat… rainy days, sad days, and well… days that end in Y, right?

So there you have it. Our cupcakes are gone. My waistband will finally get a break. And my kiddo gets a wonderfully rich and deliciously easy treat. Do you have leftover cupcakes or a couple slices of cake? Grab some ice cream or frozen yogurt and throw it in a blender.

Chocolate Strawberry Cake 'n Shake // Happy Food Healthy Life

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Chocolate Strawberry Cake ‘n Shake
Ingredients
  • 2 chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting
  • 1 pint of strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 6 ice cubes
  • Whipped cream , for garnish
  • Chocolate Sprinkles , for garnish
  • 2 strawberries , for garnish
  • Chocolate syrup , for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place chocolate cupcakes, ice cream, and ice cubes in a blender. Blend at medium speed until fully combined.
  2. Pour into a cold mug or glass and top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate syrup, and strawberries.

Chocolate Strawberry Cake 'n Shake // Happy Food Healthy Life

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