Black Tap Milkshakes

So far in second year I haven't had a chance to go to NYC as much as I wanted, despite living a few hours train ride away. B has actually taken the car for his farther away rotations in NYC, so he drives up to Connecticut whenever he has a chance.

Also he drives up, so I can get groceries, as it's a bit harder to get around Connecticut without a car (thanks for making sure I don't starve, honey)
One of the perks of NYC is all of the eye candy with food - in particular the famous Black Tap Milkshakes which are just ridiculous, over the top, hyperglycemic inducing, amazingly beautiful milkshakes.

It's estimated to be 1600 calories per drink, but we won't think about that part.
B and I have stopped by Black Tap but alas, the line was so long we couldn't justify waiting 2 hours for a $15 milkshake (one of B's pet peeves about NYC is tiny restaurants + droves of tourists/hipsters/instagrammers = long wait times for anywhere trendy)
B has actually tried Black Tap milkshakes but not at the original location though.

Me: Heyyy! Nooo, you can't go there and try the shakes without me! No faaair!
B: It was a difference location, so it uh, doesn't count. 
Since I have yet to go visit the original restaurant, I've decided to make my own Blacktap milkshakes to fulfill my cravings. I've partnered with Taza Chocolate, and you can see their gourmet chocolate bars and barks are perfect for a Black Tap-esque milkshake.

I made a dark chocolate s'mores milkshake and a coffee milkshake to pair with the Taza chocolate flavors. I love how rich and textured the chocolate is - similar to the Latin/Spanish style chocolate. And the darker the better in my opinion!
These shakes are made for sharing, and my residency friends were more than happy to volunteer taste testing. Crazy milkshakes are a lot of fun to make (and FYI I used low fat vanilla ice cream and fat free whipped cream to make it a tad bit healthier). Enjoy! Thanks to Taza chocolate for partnering with me!

Black Tap Milkshakes


Ingredients
COFFEE MILKSHAKE
crushed peanuts
chocolate frosting
1/2 cup cold-brewed coffee
1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 oz espresso chocolate, grated
Garnish: sea salt almond Taza bark, rolled coffee wafer, toasted coconut


S'MORES MILKSHAKE
marshmallows
chocolate frosting
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 oz wicked dark chocolate, grated (additional for garnish)
whipped cream, to garnish
Garnish: peppermint Taza bark, almond pocky, graham crackers

Directions
For your milkshake glass, spread chocolate frosting (I used store bought since it's thickest) around the top of the glass. Place inside freezer and chill for 10-15 min.

Pick your glass garnish (peanut for coffee milkshake and marshmallow for s'mores milkshake) and gentle press it on the frosting. Chill additional 10-15 min in the freezer.

Blend your milkshake ingredients together. Pour the milkshake into the glasses. Top with whip cream and any additional garnishes. Serve immediately and eat quickly. Enjoy!

30 comments

  1. Oh my! These look so amazing and yet simple to make. I can't wait to try the coffee one. And I can't wait to try Taza Chocolate. Yum!

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  2. I feel ya! I'm only about an hour from NYC by train and I still haven't really gone up there that much (sigh).

    I'm jealous of your residency friends! I'd so love to try those milkshakes! :D They look amaaazing. <3!!

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    1. One day when our schedules are better maybe we can meet in NYC haha

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  3. Promise is still kept! I will be trying the original Blacktap for the first time when we go =)

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  4. i could go for either one of these! though not for $15... :o

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  5. I'm so impressed!!!! I haven't had a chance to try BlackTap shakes but these seem just as good!!

    www.elleisforlove.com

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    1. If you haven't seen them, google blacktap milkshakes! they're insane

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  6. Yum! I love milkshakes, and black tap's have always looked so decadent. Love that you turned this into a make at home recipe!

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  7. Oh my goodness those look amazing! I want to try it!

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  8. The COFFEE milkshake sounds amazing!! Right up my alley!

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  9. It looks like a very tasty recipe and easy to do, I have to try!! I'm impressed :) - HangAroundTheWorld

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  10. I've never tried Black Tap Milkshakes (I have seen them on Insta though!) but I'm so craving the ones from your photos now!!! Amazing

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    1. Yes, I first saw them in IG too! SO many food trends to try make at home

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  11. I plan to times the recipe by 10,000 so that I can dive into it and swim around. Did it cost more or less than $15 to make at home?

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    1. It was so much cheaper and you get a lot of leftovers. It's $15 per milkshake and with $15 of ingredients you could easily make 5 milkshakes

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  12. Wow! I've never heard of the NYC version, but these look amazing! I'll have to make them for my kiddos!

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  13. If I had a sweet tooth, I'd devour these!

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  14. I am ALL ABOUT the S'mores milkshake! I'm an American expat in London so I miss real American milkshakes..thanks for the recipe!

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    1. American foods are all about over the top craziness and giant portions haha - although I'm dying to visit London!

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