I was intrigued to see Shaken Udder's logo, describing them as "a new breed of milkshakes". What exactly would make them stand out from the rest of the herd ? A quick bit of investigation gave the answer - they use "the best British milk, the most delicious fresh ingredients and heaps of enthusiasm" while avoiding hidden artificial nasties. Sounds great on paper but what would they taste like?
Well, we soon found out because Shaken Udder sent us through a lovely selection of their kids' milkshakes to try out.
They come in three flavours - strawberry, chocolate and banana - which all got a thumbs-up from the Madhouse Mini-testers, whose favourites were strawberry and chocolate.
They're great for lunchboxes, trips to the park or healthy drinks when the kids get home from school.
They're also fab in cooking though. Shaken Udder shared this recipe for pancakes, using the Shaken Udder milkshake of your choice.
Shaken Udder Pancakes
Ingredients (makes 6 or 7 pancakes but the recipe is scalable if you want more, just double/triple the quantities)
* 1 free range egg
* 50g plain flour
* 150ml shaken udder milkshake of your choice
* Butter or oil to fry in
* Toppings of your choice (suggestions below)
Mix ingredients in a bowl using a fork, whisk or blender - it should end up about the consistency of single cream, or slightly thicker if you want fat, fluffy pancakes and not crepes. You can add a bit more flour if you want it thicker or a bit more milk if you want it runnier for crepes.
Heat oil or butter in a frying pan. It needs to be very hot - if you're using oil, then when you tilt the pan, it should 'wrinkle'. The pan is rarely hot enough for the first one and it is normally chef's privilege to eat it straight out of the pan!
Pour in about 3/4 of a ladleful of batter, it should start sizzling and the edges sealing more or less straight away. If you want crepes, then swirl the batter round in the pan to cover the whole base in a thin layer.
If you want fluffy US-style pancakes, then pour it in slowly so it doesn't spread too much. If you have a big enough pan you can do a few at a time.
As it cooks, you will see it going solid from the edges in - when most of it looks like it's not liquid any more, flip it over, it should by this point be golden brown on the base. This takes about 30 seconds-1 minute, less as the pan gets hotter as you make more pancakes.
It'll want about the same or a bit less on the other side - when both sides are golden, it's done.
Pile it up in layers with any berries you like and strawberry or summer fruit syrup drizzled over the top. Add ice cream as well if you like!
If you end up deciding to give them a go, I have some great news for you. Shaken Udder are running their first ever on-pack promotion this June on more than 600,000 packs of its 330ml bottles of British milkshakes and new 200ml Kids milkshake cartons. With a top prize of £1,500 worth of vouchers from Farm Stay UK for the winner, this could mean a couple of luxury romantic weekends or a week-long stay in the great British countryside for the whole family. What’s more, each pack will be printed with a unique code which, when entered into the Shaken Udder website, will link to daily prizes such as milkshakes bundles, food hampers and lifestyle gifts.
If you like the idea of freebies and prizes, you might like to join up the free Moo Crew on the Shaken Udder Kids website too. I joined this afternoon and had a quick play around (adding an avatar pic and doing a few online games) and I already have enough points for some stickers or magnets. I think I'll save up for a beaker with a crazy straw though because they look quite cool. If you join up and want to add me as a friend (for extra points !), my username is madhousefamilyreviews so I shouldn't be too hard to spot !
for more information : http://www.shakenudderkids.com/
Disclosure : I received the product in order to write an honest review.
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