This ridiculously easy, tasty, and creamy red velvet cake milkshake is sooooo good! Red velvet cake crumbles, rich vanilla ice cream, and milk. Yup, that’s it to make this delicious and fun treat!
Pheewwww, and just like that, we’re almost done with the month of February! I’ve made everything from mac and cheese to mini amaretto bundt cakes. And I also completely forgot that February is the month that I shared this little blog with the world. Yup, it’s technically Butter Be Ready’s 2nd birthday. The first recipe I shared on this blog was this amazing Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup about 2 years ago. It’s crazy to think that I’ve kept up with this whole blogging thing. But I love it and I love making recipes and sharing it with you. And I’m always humbled when you guys choose to make my recipes. I mean, out of all the recipes you could make, you choose mine!?! You da real MVP, babe! I started this blog during a very difficult time in my life as a getaway/release from the things that were going on at the time. It continues to keep me busy, it fuels my love of cooking/baking, it has given me opportunities that I didn’t think were possible, and it allows me to virtually meet so many of you.
Ok, I have to say it.
The highlight of this month for me was seeing Black Panther. The hype that surrounded this movie was so real. I’m not big on the whole Marvel comics but I have seen a few of them and I just knew that I had to see Black Panther. A predominantly all-Black cast, a movie that did not depict Black people as slaves, sidekicks to White people, or one that portrayed Black people in a negative light in general. We weren’t shown as poor, ghetto-acting, unintelligent fools. Although fictional, this movie was big and furthered an already propelled movement within Black culture. To say that we were excited about this movie would be an understatement. Now I realize there may be some of you that haven’t seen the movie so I’ll try my best to refrain from giving you any spoilers.
I particularly loved the portrayal of Black women in this film. The women are shown as the brains behind everything. Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) is trying to save the world as an accomplished operative, Shuri (Letitia Wright) is killing it with the technological aspect, and General Okoye (Danai Gurira), well, she’s just an overall bad-ass in Black Panther. Black women are shown to be at their very best and that alone captivated me. Even more so, I loved that the majority of the women were of a darker skin tone. Yeah, the melanin levels in this movie were so on point! And the men? Well, Michael B. Jordan’s character, Killmonger, plays a villain. He’s incredibly angry, and rightfully so. His father was killed and he was left abandoned with questions that went unanswered for a long time. He wants to liberate Black people from oppression. He wants to colonize the countries that colonized Africa and participated in the slave-trade. His overall goal is to have Wakanda, the fictional mystical setting of Black Panther, be on top. If that isn’t dope in itself, I don’t know what is. And then we have the superhero, Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman. T’Challa is an African King that’s incredibly charismatic and the film shows him deploying the superpowers to which he’s been endowed.
A Wakandan artifact made of the precious metal vibranium is stolen and T’Challa is tasked with hunting down the evil arms merchant that stole it. His tech-savvy sis, Shuri, creates a suit for him that can absorb and redirect power. Black Panther, from start to finish, is impressively well-acted, joyfully groundbreaking, and highly anticipated. There are a number of other Black characters in this film that I haven’t even mentioned. Black Panther draws on elements from African history and tribal culture throughout the film while also keeping a contemporary touch. It’s rich and saturated with pro-blackness which is the primary reason this film came highly anticipated. There is a chronic absence of Black people in American cinema especially one that shows us in the highest light, free from oppression, and in power. That is why Black Panther means so much to so many. I’m not surprised that this film continues to break box office records. If you haven’t seen this film already, please do. And if you did, leave me a comment and tell me what you thought.
While I could go on and on about Black Panther; I need to talk to you about this red velvet cake milkshake already. I had originally planned to get it up in time for Valentine’s Day but everything doesn’t always go as planned, right? Give me an easy and fun dessert all day, every day! This no-fuss red velvet cake milkshake is delicious and fun to make with/for your loved ones. I hope you enjoy!
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 1 heaping scoop vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- *Optional: vanilla frosting for rim of glass, cool whip topping
- Bake red velvet cake according to box directions. You can make it in cake form, cupcake pan, etc as you desire.
- Let cake cool.
- Once cooled, crumble cake into a bowl and set aside.
- In another small bowl, add store-bought frosting to bowl. Dip each glass rim into frosting and then into cake crumbles.
- In a blender, add 1 cup of red velvet cake crumbles, 1 heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream, and 1 cup of milk. Blend until well combined.
- Pour into glass and top with cool whip, more cake crumbles and enjoy.
- Repeat steps for as many glasses desired.