Sorry about the lack of posts lately, this past month has been absolutely crazy. I made this delicious milkshake and was planning on posting it for my birthday. Unfortunately, life happened and I wasn’t able to. I believe I had written about my dad before, but he had a stroke about 3 1/2 years ago and was completely bedridden since that stroke.
About mid-July he started to really deteriorate and the doctor’s diagnosed him with congestive heart failure. Hospice started coming to my parents house and tried to make my dad comfortable as possible. He was suffering a lot and was in a lot of pain, and while I am glad he is no longer suffering, it is still hard to lose a loved one. My dad was checked into the hospital two days before my birthday and it was just a waiting game and we were able to say our final goodbyes. My dad ended up passing away on my birthday. It is extremely hard to lose a parent and the past few weeks have been hard, but at the same time I am glad to know that he is no longer suffering and in pain.
Almost 3 weeks later our family has gone through another hard time. Earlier this week my in-laws lost their house and all of their possessions due to a house fire. I feel so bad for them and can’t even begin to imagine that happening, so that has kept us really busy as well. My son’s 2nd birthday party was supposed to be at their house this weekend. After talking to my in-laws, we decided not to cancel the party but have had to switch the location and deal with everything last minute.
So it has been a tough couple of weeks. It is really hard losing my dad but made it even harder since it happened on my birthday. My husband said something that really hit home though, that I should look at it that that day should be a celebration of my dad’s life. I like looking at it that way and plan on celebrating my dad’s life every year on my birthday. So this birthday milkshake is in honor of my dad’s life and in honor of my son’s 2nd birthday.
This birthday cake milkshake is such a delicious treat and is so much fun! The milkshake is made with vanilla ice cream and with cake. The neat thing is that you can use leftover cake or you can buy small cupcakes and use those, like I did. You could also make the milkshake dairy free by using dairy free ice cream, soy milk, and just not put any whipped cream on the top.
I love how fun this milkshake looks. I put frosting on the side of the glass and put sprinkles on top. For frosting you can use frosting from your leftover cake or if you buy store bought mini cupcakes, you can use the frosting from that. I then directed the milkshake with whipped cream, sprinkles, a cherry on top and even a small cupcake on the side of the glass. My kids loved this milkshake and it is a great treat for a celebration or just because. I hope you enjoy this milkshake just as much as my family and I did.