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Chocolate Milkshake (Light Version Available)

12 Mar
Two chocolate milkshakes garnished with chocolate syrup swirls.

Two chocolate milkshakes garnished with chocolate syrup swirls.

  • 1 cup mlik
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1.5 cup vanilla ice cream

Serves two. Adjust quantities to suit your own preferences.

1. Add all ingredients to a blender.

2. Whiz on high until thoroughly combined.

3. Pour into two tumblers and drizzle a swirl of chocolate syrup on top as a garnish.

Healthier version: replace half the amount of ice cream with frozen yogurt, use skim milk, add a banana and/or a handful of frozen fruits (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc.).


Apple Crisp

10 Jun

Homemade warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.

Preparing the apples:

  • 5 medium sized apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices (I used Granny Smith apples.)
  • 3.5 tbsps of white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of real vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt

In a mixing bowl, combine well the apples, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Pour evenly into a buttered 8 by 6 inch (and 3 inches deep) baking dish.

Peeled and sliced granny smith apples with cinnamon, vanilla extract, sugar and a pinch of salt.


  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of cold butter, cut into small cubes

In a shallow mixing bowl, combine well the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and rolled oats. Add in the butter and with your fingers breakup the butter cubes until the mixture has a coarse crumble consistency. Work quickly so that the butter remains cold. Pour mixture evenly over the apples and bake in a preheated 350ºC oven for 40 minutes.

Crumble topping consisting of flour, sugar, cinnamon, rolled oats and butter.

After the 40 minutes, increase the oven temperature to 375ºC and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes. When the apple crisp is ready, the juices from the apple will be bubbling and the top will have a dark golden colour.

Apple crisp after approximately 45 minutes in the oven.

Let cool and serve warm with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. The above apple crisp recipe was modified from the one on Cooking Nook.