Chocolate Covered Pretzel and Salted Caramel Milkshakes

One of my favorite flavor combinations involves salted caramel, pretzels, and lots of chocolate. I decided to add some ice cream and a little bit of milk and came up with the idea for these Chocolate Covered Pretzel and Salted Caramel Milkshakes.

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They’re salty because of the pretzels and salted caramel and sweet because of the ice cream and chocolate. They’re also super creamy and decadent, and a great way to cool down on a hot day.

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The salted caramel only takes four ingredients: water, sugar, salt, and heavy cream. You’ll start by stirring together the water, sugar, and salt in a nonstick pan. Keep a close eye on it, but don’t stir it as it cooks. Once it turns a light amber brown color, you’ll turn down the heat, add in the the heavy cream, and mix it as it cooks for just a few more minutes.

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You’ll take the caramel off the heat and pour it into a heatproof bowl. Once it is slightly cooled, carefully drizzle it into each glass with a spoon to create a design. If you need to, you can pop it in the microwave for a few minutes to warm it back up. You’ll have some extra caramel leftover, so there is plenty if you want to drizzle a little extra into each glass or snack on some.

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Next, you’ll get start on making the milkshake by creaming together the milk and ice cream. Add in the chocolate covered pretzels and a little more of the salted caramel drizzle, and puree until the pretzels are well incorporated, but there are still a few pieces here and there that you can scoop up with a spoon.

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Carefully pour the milkshake into each glass and chill just just until you’re ready to serve them.

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Then it’s just a matter of topping them off with a spoonful of whipped cream and another chocolate covered pretzel and you’ve got yourself a creamy, delicious dessert!

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel and Salted Caramel Milkshakes

Author: Marisa Guerra

Salted Caramel Drizzle

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  1. Combine the sugar, salt, and water in a nonstick sauce pan and heat over medium high heat for about 6-8 minutes, swirling the pan occasionally, but not stirring it.
  2. Once the caramel turns a light amber brown color, turn the heat down to medium low and carefully pour the heavy cream into the mixture. Stir continuously for about 3 minutes or so until it has thickened slightly.
  3. Transfer to a heat proof bowl and set aside.

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  1. Combine heavy cream and sugar in a medium sized bowl. Mix on medium-high with a handheld or stand mixer until somewhat stiff peaks have formed. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, slightly whisking before using if need be.

Milkshake

  • 4-5 scoops of ice cream
  • ¾ cup milk or almond milk
  • 10-15 chocolate covered pretzels
  • About 3 tbsp salted caramel drizzle
  1. Puree ice cream and milk in a blender for 10 seconds until thick and creamy.
  2. Add chocolate covered pretzels and caramel drizzle and blend for 10-15 seconds.

Assembly

  1. Drizzle salted caramel into two tall glasses.
  2. Pour milkshake into each glass and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Top each milkshake with a spoonful of whipped cream and a chocolate covered pretzel.
  4. Enjoy!

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