Black forest milk shake


Black forest cake, a decadent and moist chocolate cake filled with whipped cream frosting and cherry topping, is one of my all time favorites. However getting one from the store would mean getting out in the heat. Plan B, make it at home ? that would take almost an hour with the prep and baking. Why not make a black forest inspired treat which would take less than 5 minutes, provided you have frozen pitted cherries and ice-cream. Intrigued ?? Well here is my take on a black forest milk shake that is a breeze to prepare and has all the flavors of a classic black forest cake.



3/4 cup frozen cherries, pitted

3 scoops vanilla/ chocolate ice cream

1/4-1/2 cup chilled milk, adjust as per desired thickness

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon sugar, adjust as per desired sweetness

Whipped cream, cherries & chocolate sprinkles, for garnish (optional)


  1. Place the first 6 ingredients in the blender, liquids first.
  2. Blend until well combined.
  3. Pour in the serving glass, top up with whipped cream, cherries and some chocolate shavings. Enjoy!


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  1. Loretta says:

    Beautiful Freda, love all those flavors including those beautiful cherries. I love keeping frozen cherries in the freezer for added treats during the summer months. 🙂

  2. Antonia says:

    Wow, yes I am intrigued Freda! This looks so tasty and what a great idea! My husband loves chocolate and cherry…I’ll have to make this for him sometime 😀

  3. shalini says:

    hi Freda, Tried it just now. it was simply awesome. reminded me of the thickshake i used to have at macdonalds !!! i m loving it 🙂

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