I got our blender at a second hand store for five dollars.
I know, RIGHT? That’s REAL bargain shopping! I was SO proud of myself! I didn’t even go to the store looking for a blender. I only stepped inside for the air conditioning and there it was, staring at me from across the room. And, as if everyone else was walking towards the same blender to buy it themselves, I sprinted right up to it, shoving anything (or anyone) in my path out of the way and snatched it up. I almost started hyperventilating when I saw the price tag. Like, “ohmygosh, I better buy this RIGHT now before the workers realize what kind of steal this is and UP the price on me”. That’s seriously the thought that went through my mind.
And THEN, once I was in my car on my way home, I started freaking out thinking “OhmyWORD, the blender probably doesn’t even work…you just got RIPPED off, you gullible dummy. Worst five dollar purchase. Ever.”
Much to my relief though, the blender totally worked! Albeit, the thing wasn’t quiet. In fact, it was actually really loud. Like, it scared my puppy. He ran into the other room and hid behind the recliner. But whatever, it makes awesome things like these ice cream shakes. If it brings a lot of noise with it, for five dollars, gosh darn it, I’ll take it and be thankful.
Plus I totally told myself that once this one dies, I’ll reward myself with a brand new red one that matches my mixer. Just watch though, this is going to be one of those old trusty blenders that lives forever. Ugh.
Marshmallow Vanilla Ice Cream Shake Recipe
By September 27, 2012Published:
- Yield: 2 cups (1 Servings)
- Prep: 7 mins
A little taste of childhood
- Broil marshmallows in oven for 3 minutes (keep a close eye on them so that they don't catch on fire). Allow to cool.
- Combine 8 marshmallows, ice cream, milk and vanilla extract in blender. Blend until there are only small bits of marshmallow visible.
- Pour into a glass, top with two remaining marshmallows and enjoy!