SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a saying that you could tell people's personalities based on the types of drink they enjoy. A person who likes a chocolaty beverage, for example, could be described as sweet and indulgent, while someone who likes fruity drinks could be described as carefree and fun. Pastry Chef Mariah Swan of Los Angeles-based BLD & Grace Restaurants says the same could be said for those who enjoy milkshakes. Just in time for summer parties and socials, Swan and BLD have partnered with the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), the creator of GOT MILK? to share delicious, decadent and whimsical milkshake recipes for treat-lovers to enjoy during the hot days of the season.
"Milk is not only a healthy beverage, it's also the base for many fun drinks like milkshakes," says Swan, a graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts and a pastry chef at BLD for two-and-a-half years. "Drinking a milkshake brings out the kid in everyone, but each flavor highlights a person's personality."
Available exclusively on www.gotmilk.com/recipes, Swan has created summer milkshake recipes for those who cannot resist this good old-fashioned treat. She features one-of-a-kind milkshakes in her menu, each carefully created to bring out a unique personality. They include:
1) Blueberry Malt Milkshake - blueberry, a typical summertime fruit combined with milk and vanilla ice cream for people who are jovial and who like an unexpected twist in their drink
2) Frozen Mexican Chocolate - a decadent drink blending cocoa powder, milk, cinnamon and brownies on ice for those who do not know the word "compromise"
3) Salted Caramel Milkshake - a treat consisting of milk, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and salt topped with whipped cream for people who consider themselves sassy and sweet
"These milkshakes are more than a treat," says CMPB Executive Director Steve James. "They're an absolute delight for kids of all ages. This milkshake program is one of the ways the CMPB hopes to educate consumers about the many creative ways they can incorporate milk in their diets."
To also catch the favorite milkshake recipes of various political, entertainment and sports personalities that include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, High School Musical and Dancing with the Stars Personality Monique Coleman and San Diego Padre slugger Adrian Gonzalez, please log on to www.gotmilk.com/recipes.
BLD is a casual and comfortable cafe with lots of natural light and a welcoming color scheme of charcoal, wheat, blond-wood, and fire-engine red. The open space creates an upscale and contemporary atmosphere with unique touches to the decor. Its American Comfort Food menu is a modern-day celebration of simple but extremely satisfying dishes using high-quality seasonal ingredients. BLD is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is located at 7450 Beverly Blvd., in Los Angeles. A second location will open in Pasadena in 2010. For more information, visit www.bldrestaurant.com.
About the CMPB
The California Milk Processor Board was established in 1993 to make milk more competitive and increase milk consumption in California. Awareness of GOT MILK? is over 90% nationally and it is considered one of the most important and successful campaigns in history. GOT MILK? is a federally registered trademark that has been licensed by the national dairy boards since 1995. The CMPB's Spanish-language campaign began in 1994 using the tagline "Familia, Amor y Leche" (Family, Love and Milk). The TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, following a growing trend in Hispanic food advertising that uses wit and humor to reach audiences. GOT MILK? gifts and recipes can be viewed at www.gotmilk.com and www.tomaleche.com. The CMPB is funded by all California milk processors and administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
|SOURCE California Milk Processor Board|
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