Re: [gardeners] How to make a milkshake (...was Eggplant grinder)

George Shirley (
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 15:50:36 -0500

And I jerked sodas and malts in "Ma Shirley's Green Light Cafe" in West Orange,
TX back in the fifties. We used vanilla ice cream instead of malt base and
chocolate ice cream for choco shakes and malts, same with strawberry. For
pineapple malts and shakes we just added chopped pineapple. Probably regional

In my case, if you were a teenage girl in a well stuffed cashmere sweater and
pleated wool skirt you got a malt or milkshake that you could turn upside down
and nothing would fall out. That's until Ma Shirley nabbed me for "wasting" ice
cream. Ahh, the memories. I did hate the dorky paper cap I had to wear though.

George, who wouldn't be fifteen again for all the money in the world

Doug Reed wrote:
> Margaret,
> When I was growing up, my dad employed me as a "Soda Jerk" in his
> Drug Store/Soda Fountain. I must have made a million milkshakes/malts.
> The "Ice Cream" part of a milkshake was actually something called
> malt base. We got it delivered from the same supplier that we got
> our regular dipping ice cream. Malt base looks a lot like vanilla
> ice cream but has a slightly different texture without much flavor.
> To make a milkshake I would take the metal milkshake container, add
> flavored syrup, malt base, and whole milk then attach it to the
> trusty Hamilton Beach milkshake blender (I still have this blender and
> a couple of the metal milkshake containers). When blended, pour into a large
> glass. To make a malt I just added some malt powder to the above mixture.
> -Doug Reed (still making milkshakes in my sleep)
> -Boulder, CO
> --- Margaret Lauterbach <> wrote:
> > What do they contain then?
> >
> > At 10:09 AM 7/11/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >
> > >--- Margaret Lauterbach <>
> > >wrote:
> > > > Whoa! I don't have a clue what "breve" is other than
> > > > in "alla breve", and
> > > > since when did milkshakes not contain ice cream?
> > > > Margaret L
> > > >
> > >
> > >In Boston milkshakes don't contain ice cream.
> > >
> > >Stacey
> >
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