make the cereal milk ahead of time and overnight is best. The caramel corn and corn flake cluster recipe make way more than you will need for the milkshakes but it’s a delicious snack so you won’t be sorry. You can also fill empty Ball jars and store for later snacking or give them away as a gift.
Recipe – makes one large milk shake that serves 2
- 3 cups milk
- 2 cups corn flakes
- 6 scoops vanilla ice cream plus extra for topping (optional)
- 1/2 cup caramel corn and corn flake clusters
Caramel corn and corn flake clusters
- 90 g corn kernels
- 10 ml coconut oil, or any other neutral oil
- 2 cups corn flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 Tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 150 g butter
- 200 g granulated white sugar
- 2 Tbsp golden syrup
- 2 cups cornflakes
To make the caramel corn and corn flake clusters
- Preheat the oven to 120 °C. Line a baking tray with silicone or baking paper.
- Make the popcorn any way that your prefer. (I like to use a large skillet with a glass lid.) Transfer the popcorn to a large, deep bowl; it should only half fill the bowl, allowing space to toss the sauce. Add the corn flakes and mix.
- In a medium-size, heavy-based pot bring the butter, sugar and syrup to the boil. Continue to let it bubble, stirring continuously, until the mixture turns golden-brown and reaches the hard crack stage of 155 °C.
- Add the salt and bicarb and stir vigorously for a few seconds, then remove from the heat. Pour the hot caramel over the popcorn and corn flakes and toss to coat.
- Spread the caramel-covered popcorn evenly on the prepared baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and toss to ensure it’s evenly coated.
- Return it to the oven for a further 10 minutes, then remove, toss again and leave to cool.
- Once cool, break it up into clusters and store in an airtight container.
To make the milkshake
- Add the 2 cups of corn flakes to the Mason jar with a top this up with 3 cups of milk.
- Shake and allow to stand over night in the fridge to infuse.
- Strain the corn flakes from the milk using a fine sieve and force all the milk out that you can. You will lose quite a bit of volume in this process. Either eat he soft corn flakes which are alike porridge or discard.
- When you are ready to make the milk shake, add the ice cream scoops and cereal mil to a blender and whiz until smooth.
- Fill your Ball Mason drink glass about 3/4 of the way. Add a few caramel corn clusters and then top up. Finish off by either adding 2 more ice cream scoops on top or just a few more clusters.