Jun 242019

Creating milkshakes for gatherings can be tricky.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Planet Oat. The opinions and text are all mine.

Creating milkshakes for gatherings can be tricky. With the amount of food sensitivities in our family alone, it’s not always easy to find products that work for everyone.

To help make our daughter’s first birthday a success, we collaborated with Planet Oat to showcase a new oatmilk that is so delicious! It’s rich and creamy taste has just a hint of sweetness, even though there is no added sugar. Planet Oat Oatmilk is free from dairy, peanuts, soy and even gluten.

Although it can be consumed as a treat or in your favorite coffee blend, we decided to give it a try in our birthday milkshakes for an upcoming event. We had our three-year-old test the milkshake prior to the party. Here’s his reaction:

Simple Is Always Best

Milkshakes have been a part of our lives for years. From trips to our local favorite burger joints, to treats for hitting milestones, we’ve made it a point to make these treats memorable for our kids.

With the use of fresh fruits and their choice of ice cream flavors, we’ve been able to create signature milkshakes that meet our boys’ taste palettes. Our three-year-old son loves anything with chocolate, and our five-year-old son enjoys the simplicity of vanilla shakes. For the birthday party, we thought it would be safe to go with the Planet Oat Oatmilk Original.

Vanilla Birthday Milkshake Recipe with Plant Oat Oatmilk

Creating the best milkshake means you need to have the right ingredients. To make our Vanilla Birthday Milkshake you need the following:

1 52 oz. Carton Planet Oat Oatmilk, Original
1.5 Quarts Dairy Free Vanilla Ice Cream

1 Whipped Cream Can
1 Birthday sprinkles pack
2 Strawberries for garnish (optional)

The easiest way to make your milkshake nice and creamy is to let the ice cream sit for about 5 to 10 minutes outside of the freezer.

While you wait, prepare the blender and pour 2 ½ cups of Planet Oat Oatmilk into your blender. You can add 2 scoops of ice cream to your Planet Oat Oatmilk. Hit the “on” button and let it blend. Stop your blender and grab a cup. Be sure to choose the right size for your guests. We purchased small cups since we’re having a lot of small children over for the party.
Bonus tip: A smaller cup also makes it easier to have more servings for seconds!

Although I enjoyed the Vanilla Birthday Milkshake flavor, I prefer throwing in some fruit for added flavor. My version includes strawberries as well. Adding strawberries also turns the milkshake to a shade of pink. This works out well for the Pretty in Pink theme we’re going with for our daughter’s first birthday.

What we like most about Planet Oat Oatmilk is that it is wholesome. Each serving includes calcium, Vitamins A & D, and it has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. It’s even non-GMO and has 2g of soluble fiber.

Other Ideas for Planet Oat Oatmilk

Whether you’re a fan of smoothies, lattes, or other coffee drinks, you can get the most out of a Planet Oat Oatmilk carton. Planet Oat Oatmilk can be used in oatmeal for a creamy, energy fueled breakfast. Or it can also be used to create a flavorful and creamy mac and cheese dish your family will love.

Planet Oat Oatmilk can be purchased at Superior Grocers. Here’s a link to to the Planet Oat Oatmilk website to find a location near you!

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

Reader Comments

  1. Ooh so adorable, my boy also drinks oat milk everyday since he was allergic to milk protein as a baby and has totally refused to go back to cow’s milk. I might try making a milkshake with it.

  2. This is a wonderful idea for a birthday milkshake, especially if kids don’t tolerate gluten and lactose. 🙂 It looks really yummy! 🙂

  3. I’ve never heard of oatmilk before. But I’m willing to give it a try. If it tastes anything like soy milk though, I’m out. LO!

  4. Yes, nowadays so many children suffer from allergies that it’s best to be safe. This is a good idea, I would have never thought of making milk shakes! I haven’t tried Planet Oat Oatmilk yet.

  5. It’s great that you can now make versions of your favourite foods and drinks that don’t make you feel ill. These look lovely.

  6. I’m allergic to gluten and my daughter is lactose intolerant, so this recipe is perfect for our family. I’ve been curious about oat milk. I’ll have to give it a try!

  7. It’s my husband’s birthday tomorrow and I am so happy to try this recipe. Your Vanilla Birthday Milkshake Recipe is simple and am definitely gonna add cherries and strawberries.

  8. That sounds so good. I love that there’s an option like this oatmilk out there. Most people opt for almond or soy milk, but some people don’t like the taste of soy and lots of people have nut allergies. This is perfect.

  9. I’m with you on throwing in fruit for an extra flavor kick. I always love fruit in my smoothies and shakes. This sounds really good!

  10. It is great that there are options for people with sensitivity to lactose and gluten to enjoy a delicious milkshake. Plant Oat Oatmilk looks like a good substitute for milk. We will give this a try too.

  11. What a healthy and delicious idea for a birthday! He looks pretty pleased with his milkshake, in my opinion! 😛

  12. Mmmm, these sound so good. I love that they’re dairy and gluten free. That only means my tummy won’t be angry afterwards!

  13. This is a good find, I know many people who are also super keen on choosing to what they’re eating. That little kid looks like he is enjoying it. I am keeping this on m list.

  14. I love milkshakes and I’ve always had such a problem with them because my stomach does not like it. I am definitely going to try this version of it and see if I can enjoy shakes again.

  15. Yum, this sounds like a tasty milkshake. I’ll have to make it for my kids. I haven’t tried Planet Oat before and it sounds delicious.

  16. I saw oat milk in the grocery store for the first time recently. It sounded interesting, but from your post, I think I should maybe give it a try. Definitely a bit healthier version of a milkshake.

  17. That is a delicious and healthy-looking treat! I would like try oat milk yet, as I always use almond milk. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the great idea!

  18. This sounds so delicious! My kids are currently obsessed with milkshakes. Can’t wait for them to try this one.

  19. This looks pretty refreshing and a mouthful. It seems that the kid is loving it so quickly. Certainly a must try for kids.

  20. I love milkshakes! They are perfect when the heat is on! I’ve never tried using oat milk. I’ve been using almond milk. Will check it out.

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