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Birthday Dinner, Part XIII and Triple Chocolate Milkshake

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What better way to bring Birthday Dinner home than with a milkshake! This is the final section for the novel, and represents a calming epilogue after the high drama and violence of the last couple parts. And Becca tells Jonah how Zach has to drink milkshakes till his jaw heals. Imagine that–drinking milkshakes under doctor’s orders!

You don’t have to drink this Triple Chocolate Milkshake, but we can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to. It’s simple and quick and made from ingredients many of us have in our fridge and freezer right now. Perhaps best of all, given the time of year (summer, at least in the Northern Hemisphere), there’s no oven to heat up and the final product is cold and refreshing, a cooling liquid decadence. So indulge yourself!

And check out the end of Birthday Dinner while you’re at it–an end that brings you all the way back around to the beginning, sort of.

chocolate milkshake

Triple Chocolate Milkshake

1 heaping cup chocolate ice cream

1/4 cup chocolate milk

2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup

4-6 ice cubes (optional)

whipped cream, to top

chocolate shake

Add the chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, and chocolate syrup to a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until all of the ingredients are well mixed. For a thicker shake, add the ice cubes and blend again. Pour the milkshake into a glass and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream.

Birthday Dinner cover

Birthday Dinner, Part XIII, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Birthday Dinner, Part XIII, text © Jeffrey Anderson

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