Foto: Mette Randem
The sun was visiting for a while today. I was standing by Akerselva (it´s a river running through the middle of Oslo), grilling burgers, and then: BAM! It hit me. Spring is (technically speaking; well, nearly) right around the corner.
I was hungry. The burgers were for a photo session. I started work at 6 a.m. and now it was five hours later. One ice tea and a roll was all I´d had, and then all of a sudden I thought about “the dessert problem”. This problem is pretty common here in Norway. The stores sell pretty much nothing that can count as a great dessert. There are some ok desserts, but nothing deliciously wonderful.
I am not even a dessert person. Savory foods are my life. But sometimes I crave for something sweet. And there is one great dessert that can be made quickly – it´s pretty much fool-proof – and that is a milkshake.
Here are a couple of “recipes” for one of the great desserts for my Norwegian friends. You Americans can drop by Braum´s or Dairy Queen. The recipe is from my book “Ingen røyk uten grill” (Where There´s Smoke There´s A Grill).
Det er lov, og kanskje best, å toppe milkshaken med pisket krem. Hvis så, må du ha et knallrødt cocktailbær helt på toppen!
- 3 dl vaniljeiskrem
- 1 dl h-melk
Ha iskrem og litt av melken i en blender. Kjør til det blir en jevn masse. Tilsett mer melk etter behov. Server selvfølgelig med både sugerør og en lang skje.
3 dl vaniljeiskrem
1 dl h-melk
3–4 ss sjokoladesirup
Ha iskrem, litt av melken, og sjokoladesirup i en blender. Kjør til det blir en jevn masse. Tilsett mer melk etter behov for å få den konsistensen du vil ha. Og ja, server selvfølgelig med både sugerør og en lang skje.