When I was a child I used to enjoy a special treat that was a Blue Heaven Milkshake…I didn’t get them more than once or twice a year and remember so fondly the delicious and curious taste combination, it was really just strawberry and vanilla but it looked like something completely different, interesting, foreign, weird. Like eating a chocolate in the shape of a sardine (that was weird too).
Blue Heaven Milkshake
Way back then, I purchased the Blue Heaven Milkshake from the Fish and Chip Shop in Magill Road in Adelaide, and purchased it in paper cups and not elegant glasses like these images.
So when I found some glass that was swirling white and some beautifiul turquoise blue I named the platters and paltes that I created with the design “Blue Heaven Milkshake” in memory of glorious moments sipping the heavenly delights.
There’s a lot of talk now about the good olde days and how glorious they were. Attached you can see a blogger who talks about them and she’s even shared the recipe of Blue Heaven Milkshakes…she calls them spiders – not exactly the same but here’s her link for the recipe if you’d like it.
This is her fun recipe for making something as delightful as this:
Spider / Ice-cream Soda Recipe
- Vanilla ice-cream
- Flavoured soda of choice
- Flavoured syrup of choice
- Classic milkshake style glass
- Paper straw
- Long spoon
- Pour about 2cm of soda into the glass.
- Scoop a large ball of ice-cream into the glass, big enough so it sits on the edges and doesn’t slip down into the base layer of soda. Ideally, you will have a 1-2cm layer of air in between the soda and the ice-cream.
- Pour the syrup around the edges, just enough so you can see the syrup as a thin layer.
- Top with more soda, but be careful not to fill to the top too quickly, otherwise it will overflow like a volcano!
This shows you the swirling that is reminiscent of the glass I’ve been working with recently.
Below is the glass I’m talking about that I’ve made using this wonderful colour combination.
It measures 53cms x 17cms which is just a whisker short of 21″ long and over 6″ wide. See how small the cherries look on this generous platter?
The picture below shows you a much smaller Blue Heaven Milkshake plate which is 20cms x 20cms (8″ x 8″).
In the following photo they are together the 20cms x 20cms little bowl which you could use for magnificent handmade olive oil for dipping the baguette in, if that’s something you like to do.
Once, I put together this gorgeous glass with some white strips and whispy white and created this fun woven-look fruit bowl. Its only small – its 20cms x 20cms and I love it so much I’ll be making a 40cms x 40cms one any day now. What do you think of that?
Blue Heaven Milkshake – that’s how the name for this was inspired. I wonder what you would have called this glass design.
I look forward to hearing from you when you tell me what you think of this swirling design. Email me [email protected] for your input, or comment on the blog.
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