March 6, 2012

Oreo “Blizzard” — decadent treat to welcome the golden sun-drenched days

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Last week was such a drag—cold, bleak and dismal. With the ghastly dust storm playing havoc with our lovely weekend plans.

Every once in a while there was a hint of balmy climate, swiftly followed by brisk air, and perfectly chilly wintry night. Oh and clouds of dust filling the air.

Some weather.
Somehow, amidst these dreary days when everything seemed a ghastly mess, there was time to catch up on the little pleasures of life—music, movies, books, indoor badminton games, and most certainly spending time with dear friends, rejoicing in the wonderful feeling that comes with it.

And while the weather continued to be awful, I stopped by the flower shop and picked some fresh cuts, instantly flooding my heart with happiness. Beautiful chrysanthemum. Light, soft, baby’s breath. And the heavily fragrant tuberose that the florist kindly gifted me. Great pops of life and color for the indoors. Don’t they look pretty?
Happily, the promise of spring is just around the corner. The bloom of a romantic season has begun to show in the sprouting plants and burst of leaves, fragrance of colorful blossoms filling the air, and the golden sun rays cuddling the otherwise chilly mornings.

Perhaps soon, within a matter of days, it will be time for flip-flops, sun and sea, sheer dresses, sparkling breeze along the water’s edge. Yes, only a matter of time before winter fades into a beautiful blur.
Now then, what could possibly be more fitting to welcome the cheery, sunshiny days, and languorous golden afternoons than this fantastic frozen treat?
Oreos with soft serve ice cream—what’s not to love!

It’s the ultimate treat—creamy dollops of vanilla ice cream blended with chunks of oreo, and dressed with cookie crumbs for a bit of chew. Kind of like the amazing oreo blizzard from Dairy Queen. Mmm. Ahhh.

My kids are really hooked up with DQ blizzard. They go gaga over this treat.

It is about time I fixed one at home I thought, and ended up with this frozen treat.
It’s rich, fatty and so so satisfying. In a good-bad way. You know what I mean?

This cheat’s recipe is ready in 5 minutes, and no matter what you do, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with this nummy treat.

Super easy and super tasty—yes, all superlatives. What’s more? Super hit with the kids!

Now, just give me 5 minutes...
Oreo “Blizzard”

Ingredients
Serves 2
Prep: 5 min

Scant ¼ cup chilled milk
500g good quality vanilla ice cream (I used London Dairy)
1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
3 frozen oreo cookies, broken into chunks to pulse into soft serve
2 frozen oreo cookies crushed into bigger chunks, for garnish
Directions

Quickly pulse milk and ice cream in a food processor or blender until soft and just combined. Add 3 crumbled oreos and pulse again to fold the cookies to the ice cream mixture. Take care not to over blend or the soft serve will easily turn into a cookie and cream shake!

Scoop into two glasses and sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs to serve. Ta-da!

Note: Pop the blizzard into the freezer for a couple of minutes if it gets too runny. After all the original DQ blizzard is upsidedownrightthick.
And finally, I was positively thrilled to find out the results of the DMBLGiT February 2012 event. This is my second win and I thank everyone who made this happen. Thank you for stopping by, for saying hello, for the sweet notes and all the love that you bring to me. Don’t forget to click on the link and look at the stunning photos of the other winners.

61 comments:

  1. Photographs taking my breath away :) Love them Oreos!

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  2. blizzard indeed ; a glassful of decadence and a perfect welcome for spring. btw congrats on your photo win

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  3. flowers and dessert:) looks fabulous

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  4. What a treat...both the frozen dessert and the flowers...your photos are as usual awesome...am totally drooling over the blizzard....

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  5. This one is my fav...I cant stop drooling over it!!
    Lovely clicks as always:-)

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  6. That really looks decadent Nash and congratz on the win :) . I know what you mean by the weather , it's just horrible , chilly cold I can take but this sand storm , yuck !!!! . Hope it goes away soon .

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  7. Wow beautiful pics and yummy looking blizzard

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  8. Awesome clicks, drooling over them, congrats on the win..

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  9. Lovely and amazing clicks. mmmm.... a perfect for the scorching summer heat... Looks delish.

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  10. Fabulous and picture perfect..

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  11. O my O my...what do I say, it is a feast to the eyes.... beautifully presented.....

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    1. This looks awesome...bookmarked

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  12. Am totally in love with the name and your photos!!! It all looks so amazing :D It's definitely a sinful drink but so so so good :) Thanks for sharing can't wait to try!!!!

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  13. Yummy frothy shake... Loving all ur clicks...

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  14. A true visual treat Nash, cant wait to try out.

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  15. I prepare this often for my kids .Your pictures are a treat

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  16. I know so so good!Can never get enough of these myself :)Can't wait for the summer here to enjoy delicious frozen treats!!

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  17. yummy refreshing blizzard.......Congrats dear

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  18. marvelours pictures.... bookmarked...

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  19. lovely pictures. nice recipe.....

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  20. Real treat,refreshing and very tempting..lovely clicks dear.

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  21. I have to tell you that I will hunt you down if I don't get to taste some of your published dishes SOOON !!! :) :)

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  22. wow, jus pass me that glass...looks fabulous n yum..

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  23. hoenstly .. i am not much of a smoothie or milk shake kind a person. This one is making me wish for a glass of that. Not sure if it's the oreo, just my mood or your gorgeous gorgeous photo!

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  24. Looks delicious.Wonderful clicks

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  25. Thats a wonderful treat...! And soooo easy to make :)

    Once upon a time, I had decided I would buy myself a rose everyday....It never happened, but I am happy you found time to treat yourself with those beautiful flowers. Good for you!

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  26. very interesting...my kid like oreo very much..will try it!

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  27. Can never get enough of Oreos! Lovely pictures as always :)

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  28. hey congrats on the DMBLGIT win, ur pic totally deserved to win :) the blizzard reminded me of this oreo thick shake we used to hog in the US at this teeny tiny restaurant chain called 'which-which', so delecious! it was so thick that no matter how hard we tried the shake refused to come up the straw! loaded with calories i know, but like u said once in a while we have to give in to temptation esp when its this good :) i can never say no to oreo

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  29. Ice cream and oreos are a super hit combination. Congrats on the win and am smitten by your cookie bowl, like it was just made for oreos. Was it?

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  30. Gosh!! I'm serious here; are you a professional photographer??
    Your clicks are phenomenal; haven't seen such clear ones by now by anyone...Is that the magic of High Key??
    The name you gave to this treat is quite pretty. :)

    Event : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

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  31. Ugran pictures Nash dear ! no words !

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  32. Lovely clicks! I am so happy that spring is back...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  33. Awesome. Love the pics.

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  34. It's so hot in Bangalore right now! We are right in the middle of summer. Your post made me crave one more scoop of ice-cream or something COLD to drink! I have both vanilla ice cream and oreos at home so I think I should make it ;)

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  35. honestly babe...gimme some news...can i tell them you're going to win all the coming months ;p

    those chrysanthemums...wonder why they're so painfully christened for such delicateness...are gorgeous.

    lovely pics; (my Othello's envy is working up...ahem ;p)

    need to come back here for the murgh makani...

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  36. Congrats dear on the win..:)..Super shake and awesome clicks...

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  37. Hi Nashira!

    I can imagine that your kids love your oreo blizzard! I am a kid inside of me too so I understand the need to take a big gulp, let it melt on your tongue and take in the wonderful flavoures. Very creative recipe by the way and so easy to prepare! thanks for sharing. =)

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  38. If this was the last dessert I ever had, I would be a happy woman.
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too! :) Thank for stopping by Ally!

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  39. Oooh, yes PLEASE! That looks amazingly indulgent :) And your photography is just stunning. Well deserved Top 9!

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    1. Aww Kiri, you are so kind! Thank you for stopping by!

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  40. how are you looking forward to the 'sun drenched days'? I am mourning the fading of the winter.
    But to have this spectacular looking drink, I do not need any excuse. The blooms are so fresh and beautiful. They indeed fill the heart with a lot of joy.
    xx

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  41. Congrats on winning!and this oreo blizzard was on my mind but my lil one's bad throat was keepng me from it.she is a oreo-fanatic.flowers are beautiful i can smell them here!

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  42. Ah I remember the lure of a dq blizzard. Now days I think I'd take a homemade version like like over one any day.

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  43. wowwww....you got an amazing space... photos are just superb..
    especially the butter chicken snap.. :)

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  44. its still super cold here, so blizzards are far far away :)
    there used to be a phase when i was obsessed with using oreos in anything and everything from cakes to cookies to cheesecake to ice creams. Now im over it, n im glad (not too forgiving on the hips..if u know wht i mean)

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  45. I am in love with these photos! They are amazing!

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  46. After seeing these deliciously tempting pictures I had to make a glassful for myself!

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  47. Whoa!! This sounds deliciously sinful, love it!! My girls would go gaga over this too, actually I would go gaga for this!! Yummm!!

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    1. Oh yea, it sure is sinful! Thank you for popping over, Katie!

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  48. I had to make this after seeing your sinful photos, and so glad I did. My daughter love loved it.. she said it's crazy good!!

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    1. So happy to hear this, thanks for the feedback!

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  49. Oreo is generally so addictive, i cannot just stop with one. Extremely delicious oreo shake. You have a beautiful space. Keep it coming.

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    1. Hi San, thank you for your loveliness!

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  50. Yummy blizzard with nice clicks, sounds so cool.

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  51. Hmm..that sounds too good.Super cooler to beat the heat here in Kerala. Pics look fab Nash. And congrats on the win!!

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  52. Oh my, that looks so decadently delish. Love oreos!!

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  53. AnonymousMay 22, 2012

    nice idea.. thanks for posting..

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