A java lava crumbler milkshake is a delicious combination of coffee, chocolate, cookies and ice cream. Try one today!
One of my very first jobs was working at a coffee shop on the northwest side of Chicago called the Sun Cafe. It is a long gone business, unfortunately, but I have many happy memories of that place.
First it was my high school hangout. For me, anyone that I thought was “cool” hung out there. After hanging out there for a few months, I asked the owners if I could work there one night a week. I was young and confident and when he said yes I was thrilled.
The summer I worked there was the best 3 months of my life.
Fast forward three years later – I became very good friends with another girl that worked at the cafe. She decided to buy the Sun Cafe, and we became roommates, living in an apartment next door to the coffee shop.
The 3 years that we lived there were a lot of fun – I picked up shifts here and there behind the counter. And when the Sun Cafe finally came to an end it was a sad day. For myself, my friend who now owned it and the countless people that had frequented its tables – we all lost a little bit of ourselves when it closed.
The reason I am telling this little ditty about my past is one of the items on our menu were milkshakes. Before I took the reins behind the counter, the item I ordered most often was an orange milkshake (which may sound weird, but I thought it was delicious!) One day, though, I decided to take a chance on another milkshake – chocolate this time.
Java Lava Crumbler Milkshake
The java lava crumbler milkshake is a delicious combination of coffee, chocolate syrup, chocolate sandwich cookies and vanilla ice cream. Just the right amount of each ingredient creates this delicious chocolate milkshake – I have a feeling that any Sun Cafe alums will get a craving for this milkshake if they see my recipe.
I know I am craving another one right now.
- 6 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1/4 cup cold strong coffee
- 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- whipped cream
- additional chocolate syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and if desired, top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 1374kcal Calories from fat 436|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 48g||74%|
|Saturated Fat 25g||125%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||32%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
You could totally make this an “adult” chocolate milkshake by replacing some of the coffee with Kahlua. Just saying… 🙂
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Shake Shack provided me with the giveaway coupons. The recipe is my own.