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Southern Pecan Milkshakes & a Giveaway

When I was a kid, my dad was the king of two things: hamburgers and milkshakes. My dad could eat a hamburger for every meal of the day. And he could quite happily drink a vanilla milkshake every day too. (Not that my mother would ever let him.)

The other day, James and I received our Green Mountain Coffee shipment for the month. In it, I had chosen one of my favorite Southern treats, their Southern Pecan blend.

The coffee on its own elicits scents of the pies my home is made of. Pecans are a cash crop of Texas, and pecan pie is one of our specialties, and one of my dad’s favorite kinds of pie.

The more I thought about the glorious sweet and nutty tones of the Southern Pecan coffee, the more I knew that I had to pair it with vanilla ice cream.

You see, my dad is the definition of a Texan. He loves pecans, and pecan pie. When it comes to milkshakes, however, he was never the guy to go for the more exciting chocolate or strawberry milkshakes Whataburger had to offer. He appreciated the simple brilliance of a beautifully creamy vanilla milkshake over anything else.

I just know, though, that when I combine his favorite milkshake flavor with his favorite pie flavor, I’ve got a winner. Father’s Day is on Sunday, and if I could, I’d make this milkshake for my dad.

I can’t wait to send him a West Bend Milkshake Maker so he can make his own Southern Pecan milkshakes. At least if we can’t be together this Father’s Day, we can toast our Southern Pecan milkshakes together over the phone.

Love you, Dad!

P.S. If you’re wondering about that buttery caramel popcorn it’s paired with in the photo, the recipe for that will come later this week. Talk about a match made in Heaven.

Would you like to win a West Bend Milkshake Maker?

How you win:

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Visit West Bend’s extensive kitchen appliance catalog.

Come back here and leave a comment telling me which appliance, other than the West Bend Milkshake Maker, you would love to have in your kitchen, especially this Summer. You must be specific. “Snow Cone Maker” will not count.

Who wants bonus entries?!

For each item below that you do, you will get one extra chance to win. If you already do any of these items, they DO count.

You MUST leave a separate comment for each item. If you leave one cumulative comment, it will only count as one extra entry.

1. Like West Bend Housewares on Facebook.
2. Like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook.
3. Follow @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter and tweet the following. Then come back and leave a comment that you did so.

Milkshakes for all! @BluebonnetBaker is giving away a West Bend Milkshake Maker for Summer! Enter here: #giveaway

4. Subscribe to Bluebonnets & Brownies email updates. When you click the link, you will see “Get Bluebonnets & Brownies Delivered By Email.” Once you subscribe to the email updates, you will get an emailing confirming your subscription. Leave a comment after you’ve confirmed your subscription.

Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Thursday, June 16 at at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 6/17/11 to claim their West Bend Milkshake Maker or we will choose another winner.
-Winner will receive one West Bend Milkshake Maker {$29.99 value}. Product will be shipped by West Bend.


This giveaway is provided to you by West Bend. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my cooking experiences with West Bend products. I was given the product free of charge to test and review it; however, I was not monetarily compensated for the review or giveaway.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Southern Pecan Milkshakes & a Giveaway – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]


Friday 17th of June 2011

The ice cream maker. I have always wanted one!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

Thursday 16th of June 2011

And, finally, Part 5 -- I subscribed to delicious Bluebonnets & Brownies email updates.

Whew! I'm not too much of a last-minute person, am I? :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

Thursday 16th of June 2011

Part 4! Follow you on Twitter, and tweeted about the contest.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

Thursday 16th of June 2011

Part 3! Like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook as well. :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

Thursday 16th of June 2011

Part 2! I like West Bend Appliances on Facebook.

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