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

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake foodiecrush.com

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.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake foodiecrush.com

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
Serves: makes 1 shake
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup plus ¼ cup Real® Seal milk
  • 4 big scoops vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • Real® Seal whipped topping
  • Cinnamon sugar if desired
  1. Soak the cereal in 1 cup of the milk for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. Add to a blender with the additional ¼ 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.

This post is in partnership with Real® Seal. As always, thank you for reading and supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. This post may contain affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own.  

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