Chocolate Milk Float: January’s Dead of Winter Treat

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This one was Eve’s idea. I actually was out of float ideas, trying to think what is seasonal and fitting for January—when, I am sorry people, there is NOTHING, nothing, that is in season. (And I don’t want to hear from anyone in California about all the good stuff you have out there. Anything good here comes from there, which makes it sort of seasonal, but a little too well traveled.) So, I walked into the kitchen and asked for float ideas, and Eve said, “What about white milk with chocolate ice cream in it?” Well, that sounded a little gross to me, since I can’t stand drinking white milk. Fortunately for me, we were out of chocolate ice cream. So we tried a chocolate milk float with vanilla ice cream, instead, and it was pretty good.

We skipped the ice and seltzer water for this float, but if you are daring, it just might work—kind of like a Yoo-hoo float (not that I ever drank one of those, but in theory it sounds good, and better yet, it reminds me of the song “Summertime” by Kenny Chesney: And it’s two bare feet on the dashboard/Young love and an old Ford/Cheap shades and a tattoo/And a Yoo-Hoo bottle on the floorboard…sweet summertime. (Hey, I can dream, can’t I?)

If you are one of those people who like winter, you could make a hot chocolate float and add vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream. Or better yet, add both. And marshmallows, too—although marshmallows might clog up the straw. Wait, can you drink hot fluids through a straw? OK, I’m getting delirious. I think I need to take some vitamin D. Wait, doesn’t milk have vitamin D in it? Even better…

Chocolate Milk Float


1 cup chocolate milk (must be organic from Organic Valley, otherwise, don’t bother)

1 scoop vanilla ice cream


You get the picture.

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11 Responses to Chocolate Milk Float: January’s Dead of Winter Treat

  1. April bishop January 19, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Thanks! I just ordered one. This will help out with all the unpredictable weather we get these

  2. dr. judy moore January 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    What about all the artificial ingredients added to ice cream. I can’t find any ice cream that is milk and eggs like the ice cream my mother and father used to make when we were growing up.

  3. maria (farm country kitchen) January 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    I only use organic ice cream. And my favorite brand is Aldeans or Julies. I’ll double check the label but I believe it’s all real stuff!

  4. maria (farm country kitchen) January 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    sorry, it’s Alden’s. And here are the ingredients: pastuerized organic milk and cream, organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup, organic vanilla extract, organic tapioca starch, soy lecithin, guar gum, locust bean gum (!), xanthan gum, organic vanilla bean specks. Sounds good to me. Not sure what all the gum stuff is but it’s got to pass the organic standards board to be in there.


  5. Myra January 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    The soy lecithin is probably genetically modified. The “gums” are
    stabilizers. None are actually healthy. Guar can cause gastro-intestinal problems – a bloated feeling.

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  6. jerre webb January 20, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    is there an organic ice cream as good as haag n daz [spelling?]
    it has only cream milk sugar and egg yolks… not organic , but it doesn’t have all those chemicals others have and it is sooooo good

  7. Karen January 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    I like Breyers they use milk, sweet cream, fine sugar, and other naturally derived ingredients (not sure about that)

    I enjoy Chocolate Straws with Milk. They have No Artificial Colors or Flavors, No Preservatives, Gluten Free so they are child friendly too.

  8. Karen January 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    here is where I buy them online Sorry it didn’t work the first time.

  9. myra January 25, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Sugar must be called “pure cane sugar” to be non-GMO. I have not read their ingredient list. google jeffrey smith and get the non-GMO booklet. It is free.
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  10. dr. judy moore January 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    I do not know where to get Alden’s. We live in a little town of Shelbyville, tn. (the heart of the Tennessee Walking Horse). We have Krogers here which is a lot healthier than our Walmart. I will check out Breyers and its labels. Thanks

  11. Myra January 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Have any of you tried carob as a chocolate replacement? I have a friend who told me that her family always used carob and when she went away to college her roommates were stuck on chocolate, but she did not even like it anymore.
    What about using honey instead of sugar? Of course, we know that honey cannot be called organic, nor non-GMO because of the inability to control where they get their nectar.
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