Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake

by heidi on July 9, 2014

I have to tell you, this wasn’t my idea.

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This milkshake is 100% Smudge. I mean, cereal and ice cream? It’s a 10 year old’s dream! At first I scoffed the idea because it’s a pretty simple concept but then what milkshake isn’t? And when I recalled how Momofuko Milk Bar does a cereal milk ice cream, I realized this might be pretty much GENIUS!

Posting a milkshake in the middle of summer isn’t really a novel idea, but it wasn’t until I heard about Milkshake Week hosted by Julie of The Little Kitchen and Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil that I jumped on the chilled bandwagon to join in some serious chilling. And give Smudge a reason to slurp to her little heart’s content.

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Milkshake Week is a celebration of cool sips and Julie and Lindsay have gathered a gaggle of other bloggers to participate in a week of milkshakes. There are some serious flavors going on, with lots of sweet slurping. You really should hop around and see what everyone has to offer.

They’re also hosting a giveaway of a KitchenAid Diamond Blender, like the one I used to mix this tasty drink through a straw. I LOVE it and know you will too. Enter here and here to get one for yourself.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake foodiecrush.com

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake foodiecrush.com

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake foodiecrush.com

About the recipe:

Like Momofuku Milk Bar’s Cereal Ice Cream, I steeped the crunchy cereal in milk to infuse the cereal flavor. In the end, I added a little more cereal to the milkshake to really bump up the flavor and add a little crunch.

Because milkshakes are so simple it’s another reason to use really great ingredients. I used Real® Seal milk, dairy topping and ice cream because real ingredients make ALL the difference in cold summertime treats when dairy is involved. And when wouldn’t summer call for sweet summer ice cream treats?

When I order a milkshake I’m looking for an ultra rich, super thick milkshake. Which isn’t the easiest to replicate at home. I chill my glass and let the ice cream mellow so only the smallest amount of milk is needed so the milkshake stays thick. Using a strong blender like the KitchenAid Diamond Blender makes blending that much easier and keeps the milkshake thick since it blends it quickly.

I sprinkled the top with an extra crunch of cereal and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. A selection of fun, wide mouth straws is essential for slurping.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake

Yield: makes 1 shake

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake

Ingredients

1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal plus more for garnish
1 cup plus 1/4 cup Real® Seal milk
4 big scoops vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
Real® Seal whipped topping
Cinnamon sugar if desired

Instructions

  1. Soak the cereal in 1 cup of the milk for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. Add to a blender with the additional 1/4 cup of milk and vanilla ice cream and blend on liquefy until smooth but still thick. Add 1 tablespoon at a time of more milk if needed for blending.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with whipped topping, crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar if desired. Serve immediately.
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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 9, 2014 at 2:11 am

It looks awesome! I am all about some Christina Tosi cereal milk and recipes that use that concept! A couple years ago I posted a cinnamon raisin toast smoothie and threw some graham crackers into the blender. Love your Cinn Toast Crunch idea! pinned

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Nazia @ This Baker Girl Blogs July 9, 2014 at 2:51 am

Yum! I’ve never tried a cereal milkshake before and it looks like I’ve been missing out!

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Bri | Bites of Bri July 9, 2014 at 4:30 am

My husband would die over this. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is hands down his fave. I love that his thinking is on par with Smudge’s and I love that she’s so creative!

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grace July 9, 2014 at 5:49 am

i would happily endure brain freeze to downright hoover this shake–what a magical and delicious creation!!

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Erin | The Law Student's Wife July 9, 2014 at 6:02 am

LOVE LOVE everything about this. Smudge has impeccable taste!

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Brian @ A Thought For Food July 9, 2014 at 6:12 am

I used to love cinnamon toast crunch when I was a kid. And now that I’ve seen this, I don’t think I’ll be able to stop thinking about it. Great idea!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 9, 2014 at 6:22 am

Well Smudge is a straight up genius then!! This is my dream!

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Cassie July 9, 2014 at 6:36 am

Lady, you did it with this one. Cinnamon Toast Crunch was and always will be my favorite cereal. I adore this! And I love that you used a cereal milk method…genius!

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Rachel Cooks July 9, 2014 at 6:55 am

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite cereal — I have to try this!

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Kristen July 9, 2014 at 7:07 am

E were at a restaurant this weekend that had a Cinnamon Toast Crunch milkshake! I ended up going the s’mores route but regretted it because I’ve wanted the cereal shake ever since! Yum!

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Tieghan July 9, 2014 at 7:12 am

I have sort of done this only with churros and man it was so good. I know this would be AMAZING!

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Molly @ Yes to Yolks July 9, 2014 at 7:14 am

Smudge is onto something here! I would totally be down with this milkshake. I can’t get enough ice cream this summer, so this may need to happen soon!

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jenna @ just j.faye July 9, 2014 at 7:19 am

I’m dying right now. This looks so good. I work at General Mills and may have to pick up a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch on the way out of the office today…. and then run straight home and make this.

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kelley July 9, 2014 at 7:44 am

I want to hate this but I just can’t. Smudge is on to something. My kids would go bonkers for this.

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Christine at Cook the Story July 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

My kids would go crazy for this shake.

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kcaudad July 9, 2014 at 7:55 am

I know a kid came up with this idea, but adding some RumChata would be perfect for an adult version! Everyone says that RumChata tastes like cinnamon toast crunch milk… add a few spashes of that for a perfect summer treat!

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Amanda July 9, 2014 at 7:58 am

Kids come up with the most creative ideas :) What a fun shake :)

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough July 9, 2014 at 7:58 am

I think I could live on cereal milk alone… OK, OK, that’s not true. I could live on cereal milkshakes alone, though, for sure.

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Jackie@SyrupAndBiscuits July 9, 2014 at 8:17 am

How can anything be more perfect? I don’t think it can. Nicely done!

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Maria July 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

Smudge is a genius! Love this shake!

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roxi beck July 9, 2014 at 9:11 am

Is it wrong to call a 10-year-old “STINKING BRILLIANT?” If so, I don’t wanna be right. WAY TO GO Smudge!!

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Matt Robinson July 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

This is so something my boys would devour, so fun!

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JulieD July 9, 2014 at 11:15 am

so so perfect!! <3 this to pieces!!

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Liz @ FloatingKitchen July 9, 2014 at 11:18 am

This looks great! My grandfather used to put cereal on vanilla ice cream. It’s really good. So I imagine a milkshake version would be even more delicious!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm

My kids will go crazy for this milkshake! Cinnamon toast crunch is our favorite cereal so this is definitely happening!

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Kelly July 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Cinnamon Toast Crunch was my all-time favorite cereal growing up. I haven’t had a bowl in years but I will be buying some tonight just to make this! YUM!

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Emily @ Life on Food July 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Oh yes please!! There is a burger place in Des Moines, Iowa that uses cereal. Lovin’ this so much!

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Suzanne July 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

It’s like breakfast for dessert! Beautiful.

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Ami@NaiveCookCooks July 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

This is such a delicious idea!! Its not only a 10 year old’s dream but Mine too!! Ahh I wish I can have some now!!

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Patti July 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm

That’s my girl, always thinking. It sounds delicious, we’ll have to try it on our get together, I’m excited!!

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Nadia July 11, 2014 at 12:37 am

I love Momofuku. Yours look yummy! Well, this is brilliant. Now, I can try this at home. My kids will surely love it! Thank you so much for the recipe.

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the best cereal!! Putting it into milkshakes – genius. Pinned!

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Lori @ RecipeGirl July 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm

My family would go nuts for these shakes!

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Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch July 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Love it!

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John Villegas October 22, 2014 at 12:52 am

I love Momofuku. Thanks for sharing!

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