I love making my own shakes at home. Cheaper than buying one, plus I don't have to drive somewhere. And I can choose exactly what I want in it. I had some leftover vanilla ice cream from the twins' birthday party (I actually completely forgot to serve the ice cream at the party, so I had plenty leftover!) so I have been using it to make myself yummy shakes. My favorite lately is chocolate banana, though I did almost make it with Oreo's today. Mmmm.
Anyway, I read somewhere (a blog? pinterest? Facebook?) that a regular canning jar can fit on a regular blender. What?! Who would have thunk it? I decided to give it a try because then I wouldn't have to dirty up my whole blender for one little shake, plus the jar would double as my serving cup. Less dishes is always good!
First, choose what you want in your shake. Mine has vanilla ice cream (about a cup), Nesquik (2 big spoonfuls, mixed with a little milk so the powder wouldn't stick to the sides of the jar, learned from last time), and about half of a banana, sliced up.
Put all your ingredients in the jar. I would advise you not to put the ice cream in first, it can stick to the bottom of the jar and not want to go down and blend as smoothly, in my experience.
Then screw the mixer part of the blender on like a lid, and put it on the blender base like normal.
Mix on low until all blended and to desired consistency. That's it! Remove from blender, carefully take off mixer blades, grab a spoon and enjoy!