updated 07/26/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/28/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
Whether it’s Valentines Day, someone’s birthday, or just a Saturday afternoon watching the Olympics, milk chocolate can always be counted on to celebrate an occasion. But did you know there’s an actual national holiday dedicated to the stuff?
It may seem a bit silly, since we celebrate the existence of chocolate every day – but you won’t find us complaining on Saturday, aka National Milk Chocolate Day.
Before you head for the candy aisle at your local grocery store, check out this milkshake recipe from celeb-approved Max Brenner. The chocolate boutique – which has outposts in Boston, NYC, Philly, Vegas, and even Australia – is a fave of stars like Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, John Travolta, and Eva Longoria.
1 ½ cups whole milk
12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
4 cups ice
vanilla ice cream
1. Bring milk to a boil. Pour over the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, let sit until the chocolate begins to melt, and then stir until smooth. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
2. Add the milk chocolate mixture to a blender along with the remaining ½ cup milk and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into tall, frosty glasses.
3. Top with scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with any remaining milk chocolate and top with chocolate whipped cream.