My Favorite Chocolate Frappe

Makes 1

Ice cream courtesy of Bloomin’ Cow in Newmarket

It’s so confusing: frappe, milkshake, cabinet. All I wanted was a thick, ice cream concoction that is sipped through a straw. Not so simple if you live in New England, where a frappe is a combination of lots of ice cream, a spot of milk and a dash of syrup that is all blended until smooth, thick and creamy. Ask for this outside of New England, and it is a milkshake. It gets more confusing if you are in Rhode Island where the aforesaid described is called a cabinet and is usually made with coffee ice cream. Why the name cabinet? That is where the glasses and blender were stored. And a milkshake is just that, milk with syrup all shook up. Now you know.


3 scoops chocolate ice cream 

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon chocolate syrup


1. Place everything in a blender (or use an immersion blender) and process until well combined and thick. Scoop into tall glass or jelly jar. Add a wide mouth straw. Now we’re talking.

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