Oh . . . and if there are no kids around, adding a splash of Disaronno gives this a whole new level of deliciousness!
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
2 cups frozen cherries
2/3 cup milk
2 cups good vanilla ice cream
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For the whipped cream
Pour the heavy cream into a glass or metal bowl. With a stand or hand mixer, beat on high speed. When it starts to whip, add the powdered sugar and keep mixing until you get a medium firm whipped cream or your desired consistency.
For the milkshake
Add the cherries to the blender and give a few pulses. Next pour in the milk and pulse a few more times. Add the pure vanilla extract. Then, add the ice cream 1 cup at a time, pulsing until it is well blended.
Coax the milkshake into your glass. Top with a big dollop of whipped cream and top with a cherry! Simple and delicious.