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Coffee Quotes

A happy life without coffee, can’t imagine!

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Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven. Jessi Lane Adams

You need to make time for your genius to flow. We get our creative bursts, those idea torrents that take our business and personal lives to the next level, while we are skiing or drinking coffee in a Starbucks or walking in the woods or meditation with a sunrise. Those pursuits are not a waste of time. Creativity comes when you are relaxed, happy and enjoying the moment. And when it comes, it brings ideas that rock your world. Robin Sharma

A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent. Anonymous

Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis – a good hot cup of coffee. Alexander King

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Funny Thanksgiving Quotes


  • Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks. Irving Berlin


  • I love Thanksgiving turkey…it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Funny Thanksgiving quote


  •  Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before. Rita Rudner


  • My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor. Phyllis Diller


  • My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow. Rita Rudner

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Happy Delightful Ice Cream Quotes

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Summertime—a time to be happy, have fun and enjoy some luscious ice cream! Here are some delightful ice cream quotes, trivia and recipes about one of America’s favorite dishes!

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. Jim Fiebig

Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes.  It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.  Judith Olney

An ice cream cone can solve any problem— even if it’s only for a few minutes. Anonymous

During the whole thing we serve ice cream, too, Neapolitan or chocolate, vanilla or strawberry. Everything is custom blended off of ice cream flavors. You can pick a mask of marshmallow, caramel or chocolate for your feet and legs. The lotion is kiwi strawberry, chocolate or vanilla puree. It is so great. Carol Withers

Even when Daddy was the sickest and had stopped eating, the one thing we could still get him to eat was ice cream. Debbie Thompson

Everyone likes pie. But people like pie a la mode even better. In the pie of life, arts is the ice cream. Peter Krause

I shall remember that sundae all my life.  In a sumptuous confectioner’s shop, light, airy, full of fragrance, we were served with a mountain of coffee ice cream, sprinkled with cream and scattered with walnuts, honey, peanuts, and various fruits.  When I carried the first spoonful to my mouth…my taste buds experienced a violent ecstasy.  A whole opera of sensation rolled off my tongue…Henri Troyat, French writer

Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal. Voltaire

Ice cream goes with springtime. Susan Hill

Ice cream is happiness condensed.  Jessi Lane Adams

A balanced diet is an ice cream cone in each hand
—one chocolate and one vanilla. Yummy!
Happy Life Quotes

Ice cream trucks represent a spontaneous opportunity for kids to get into a certain kind of mischief that’s pretty serious. Councilman Clem Lee

I don’t cry over spilt milk, but a fallen scoop of ice cream is enough to ruin my whole day.  Terri Guillemets

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream. Heywood C. Broun

If you like ice cream, why stop at one scoop? Have two, have three. Too much is never enough. Morris Lapidus

I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty. Wendy Liebman

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25 Fascinating Facts About Milkshakes

Here are 25 Fascinating Facts About Milkshakes. Nothing beats cool, creamy Milkshakes or Ice Cream on a hot day!

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What makes a happy summer? Milkshakes!

Milkshakes have pleased the palates of the public for decades. Below are some of the least known, most fascinating facts about the different forms milkshakes have taken and the various terminology used to refer to them throughout time.

The biggest milkshake in the world was made by Ira Freehof, owner of the Comfort Diner, in New York in 2000. It was a 6,000-gallon (equalling roughly 50,000 normal milkshakes) behemoth of a Black & White shake that became the Guinness Book of World Records entry for “World’s Largest Milkshake”. After the concoction’s completion, parts of it were delivered in the form of free shakes to 3 “extraneous food” collection charities, as well as 100 other New York organizations.

Milkshakes are commonly called “frappes” (pronounced “fraps”) in some parts of New England and Canada. The term comes from the French word “frapper,” meaning “to ice”. In the far north of New England, milkshakes can be called either frappes or velvets. The origin of the term “velvet” is unknown – use your imagination!

Rhode Islanders call milkshakes “cabinets”. This unique nickname came about because the anonymous inventor of the term stored the blender he used to create milkshakes in his cabinet. When requesting a milkshake in Rhode Island and many parts of New England, you may be surprised and somewhat dismayed to receive a glass of chocolate syrup or powder mixed with milk, with no ice cream included whatsoever.

Indigenous to southeastern Massachussetts and Rhode Island, the term for ice cream added to coffee milk (what we would normally term a “coffee milkshake”) is “coffee cabinet” or “coffee cab.” Coffee syrup added to coffee-flavored ice cream is a popular local specialty, often combined with malted milk to form a malted milkshake.

In Latin America, milkshakes are called “batido,” and are especially popular. They are made with milk and tropical fruits such as papaya, mango, pineapple, and more.

In the United Kingdom, a “milkshake” is comprised of milk and various flavorings. People in the UK call the American version of a milkshake (with ice cream included, that is) a “thickshake” – certainly a more adjective-heavy description!

American slang for milkshake is “shake”. When malted milk is used in the milkshake, the slang term is may be “malt” or “malted”.

“Milk bars” are the Australian term for convenience shops built in the style of old corner shops. They focus on dairy products, and offer many different kinds of milkshakes. Besides the most ubiquitous American milkshake flavors (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry), Australians also prefer caramel, banana, and lime. Milk bars were first introduced in America in about 1940 as social venues, but have since been replaced by fast food establishments like McDonalds.

September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day. June 20th is National Vanilla Milkshake Day.

The first known use of the term “milkshake” was in an 1855 ad. The first milkshakes were health foods, originally containing whiskey and eggs, and were given only to invalids (as a tonic) and infants (as an easily digestible food).

The fact that milkshakes were once the sole realm of invalids and children may have influenced Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl to name their toddler-oriented band Milkshake. The pair, while not married to one another, are both members of the rock band LOVERiOT, and found themselves constantly devising songs to amuse their newborn children. Eventually the duo’s output in this genre was so vast that they decided to form a group and produce an album.

The malted milkshake uses malted milk powder that was invented in 1887 by William Horlick for infants. The ex-baby formula contains dried whole milk mixed with wheat and malted barley extracts, which used to be made into a powder called “diastoid” – hopefully no or only small amounts of whiskey were included in these mixes at the time!

In the 1920s, milkshake blenders were mostly homogeneous – their motors were placed on separate, adjustable iron stands. The first “Triple Milkshake Blender” was invented by the Hamilton Beach Manufacturing Co., formed by  Fred Osius, L.H. Hamilton, and Chester Beach.

Milkshakes used to have much more of an eggnog-like quality than they do nowadays. The consistency of the milkshake changed when Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender (also known as a drink mixer) in 1922. Good old Steve was the first person to conceive of putting a spinning blade on the bottom of a cylindrical, lidded cup, and used his new invention to create the ever-popular soda fountain drinks.

In 1922, Ivar Coulson was the first person to put the powder Horlick had invented into milkshakes. The public soon began hankering after the scrumptious creation, known as both a restorative tonic and a delicious treat.

The 1930s term “malt shop” grew out of the roughly decade-old craze for malted milk shakes – malted milk (also considered a tonic) combined with milk shakes. Malt shops were essentially soda fountains; places in which students met, hung out, and drank their fair share of malted milk shakes.

Ray Kroc, a salesman born in 1902 in Illinois, mortgaged his house and risked everything he had ever saved in order to be the sole distributor of the Multimixer, a milkshake maker with five spindles. After receiving news that a Californian McDonald’s stand was highly successfully running 8 Multimixers at once, Ray roadtripped to California in 1955 and convinced McDonald’s founders Dick and Mac McDonald to start a chain. You may have heard of it.

James E. Messer Jr., on death row for kidnapping and murdering his 8-year old niece, constantly complained about the quality of the food he was served. Despite his dissatisfaction with prison food, for his last meal, Messer ordered two Burger King Whoppers, french fries, pie, and a milkshake. Now there was a man who knew how to dine.

Milkshakes can contain milk combined with powder or concentrate and nothing more, although some people might term them “flavored milks”. In the UK, Nesquik, Crusha, and Dinkum are popular brands of “flavored milk”. Milkshakes can also come bottled – Yazoo, Mars, Milk Chug, Gulp!, Big M, and Frijj, among others, are common bottled milkshake labels.

You can get a “brain freeze” when sipping milkshakes too quickly because when something very cold hits the roof of your mouth, your nerves can cause your head’s blood vessels to enlarge. The speed of the swelling is the source of the thumping pain most of the world calls a “brain freeze” or “ice cream freeze”. This condition hurts beyond the realm of normal human endurance for a minute or two, but thankfully poses no health risks.

Instead of merely being stirred, milkshakes are created in specially designed blenders that add air into the milkshake mix to create a smooth and thick texture. Some establishments freeze milk and milkshake mix together in a container inside of the machine, while others prefer to make the mix the oldfashioned way – by hand in a stainless steel cup, also known as a “mixing can” or “malt cup”.

The first “milk shake murder” occurred when Nancy Kissel murdered her husband Robert in Hong Kong in 2003. Nancy kindly made him a milkshake, laced it with drugs, then beat him to death. So far, this is the only murder on record involving a milkshake.

The 2004 hit pop/R&B song “Milkshake,” by Kelis, used the term “milkshake” to refer to a girl’s body and method of carrying herself. It had such poignant lyrics as “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard / and they’re like / it’s better than yours / . . . I can teach you / but I have to charge”. The song earned Kelis a Grammy Award nomination, and is now the source of many parodies.

Believe it or not, after drinking too much the night before, you might want to try drinking a banana milkshake with a touch of honey to get rid of a raging hangover. Milk helps to soothe a troubled stomach and hydrate a sapped body, while bananas and the honey return blood sugar levels to a more normal state. The bananas are also suffused with vitamins and minerals that the body needs to replace after an extended drinking bout.

Milkshake flavors run the gamut from traditional to wildly inventive. Some of the more exotic milkshake flavors include onion, purple yam, cheese, avocado, tomato, roasted garlic, green tea, lemongrass, rose petal, basil, red bean, lavender, and smoky bacon and egg. Milkshake flavors are rich and varied, just like the milkshake’s history.

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