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Mermaid Shakes Recipe

Mermaid Shakes Recipe

Maria Provenzano, Lifestyle Expert, has the perfect summer treat.
Decorations:
  • green candy melts
  • blue candy melts 
  • purple candy melts
  • mermaid tail mold
  • cotton candy; optional 
  • sprinkles and edible decorations of choice
Ingredients for 1 large or two small shakes:
  • 1 ½ cup ice cream
  • ¼-1 cup milk, depending on the thickness desired 
  • 1-3 oz package frozen acai juice; this will create a purple color (other frozen fruit can be substituted) 
Homemade Whipped Cream:
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream; cold
  • 2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar; optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


Directions:

1. Melt the candy melts in the microwave or a double boiler
2. Dip glass in chocolate, or apply with spatula
3. Add candy melts to the chocolate immediately before it hardens
4. Place the ice cream, 1/4 cup milk, and half of the acai juice into the blender
5. Add more milk for the consistency you like
6. Add more acai for a deeper color
7. Make the homemade whipped cream by placing the cold whipping cream in a bowl and whip with a hand mixer until it 8. starts to get thick (a stand mixer with a whisk attachment can also be used)
9. Add in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar; start by adding 2 tablespoon and add more if you like it a bit sweeter
10. Whip until it thickens to stiff peaks
11. Pour the milkshake into the prepared glass, add whipped cream on the top
12. Place the mermaid tail in the top and add cotton candy on the top
13. Decorate as desired

For the Mermaid Tail:

1. Melt the candy coating chocolate in the microwave or double boiler
2. Pour into the mold and use a toothpick to swirl the colors together if you want to create a marbled look
3. Allow cooling to harden; it can be placed in the fridge for a few minutes to help the process

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