Serves 6
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Satisfy your sweet tooth by returning to dreamy childhood cravings such as this chocolate cupcake thickshake, which tastes just about as magical as it looks. It will also save you a trip out while helping you add to your home-created American diner experience.


  • 1.2 litre (5 cups) chocolate ice-cream
  • 4 large chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing (400g), chopped coarsely
  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup (375 ml) pouring cream
  • 1½ tbsp icing sugar
  • Hundreds and thousands, to serve

Scoop half the chocolate ice-cream into a blender. Add half each of the cupcakes, milk and extract; blend until smooth. Pour into three tall glasses. Repeat with remaining ice-cream, cupcakes, milk and extract to make six shakes.


Beat cream and icing sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Spoon into a piping bag; pipe onto thickshakes. Sprinkle with hundreds and thousands.

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