What do I really need to say about a milkshake? Would you like to know the history of the milkshake? Perhaps throw a few quarters in the jukebox and share a milkshake? Bring boys to the yard with a milkshake?

If you really must know the history to impress your friends whilst making this delicious recipe, I will tell you. The milkshake began popping up on bar menus in the 1880s and was described as a sturdy eggnog type drink with whiskey. But, as diners became more and more violent with out of control teenagers, the public cried out for a wholesome version of the popular drink. Along came Steven Poplawski in 1922 with the invention of the blender in what he called “the beacon of hope that will strike down the sour mash demon”.

So, this is what a “Canadian Metal Milkshake” should look like. How did you do?


So, the whiskey version of this drink went the way of the Buffalo and fountain shops and diners began serving ice cream flavors in their shakes. And about the same time, as we all know on that faithful crossroad down in South Mississippi, Robert Johnson attempted to sell his soul for a milkshake. Unfortunately, the devil had run out of ice cream so he gave him the ability to play guitar, thus the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I bring an infused milkshake to send you and your friends deep into conversation on the many roads rock n roll has taken over the years. Make this however you want, the only recipe you truly need here is the cannabis milk. I chose to celebrate Canada for all it is with a fresh batch of local strawberries and, of course, the blood of this country, maple syrup. And in case you are wondering, “Last Kiss” by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers is what I’ll be playing in the jukebox.

Time to headbang away the brain-freeze with our Baker’s Dozen playlist!


– 3 gr finely ground Cannabis
– 500 ml Milk (your choice skim, 2%, soy, whatever!)

– 500 ml Cannamilk
– 4 cups Vanilla ice cream of your choice. (I’m keeping the love local, so I will use Hewitt’s here)
– 2 tbsp. Vanilla extract
– 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup (keep it local!)
– ½ pint strawberries, halved.
– ½ tbsp. White Sugar

The Rest:
– Whipped Cream
– Maple Cookies
– Maple Syrup


Strawberry Cough. An obvious choice by name, this surprisingly potent Sativa is famous for its sweet scent and flavour similar to, you guessed it, strawberries. Get more information via Leafly.com here.


Step 1: Bring milk to a simmer with cannabis and continue to simmer for an hour. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and let cool.

Step 2: Halve strawberries, setting aside 4 halves, and place in a warm pan with sugar and a splash of water (about a tbsp. worth).

Step 3:3) Cook strawberries until tender, the liquid will form into a syrup consistency. Pour into a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside to cool.

Step 4: In your blender add milk, ice cream, and vanilla and blend until you are left with thick and smooth shake.

Step 5: Drizzle some if the syrup around the inside of the glass before filling with shake.

Step 6: Garnish with whipped cream, maple syrup, strawberry syrup, strawberry half and maple cookies (crumble a few as well as a whole cookie on top).

What else goes well with the desert? How about the song “Temple Rhythms” by Goat?

Suggested Baker’s Dozen “Canadian Metal Milkshake” Playlist:

01. The Beatles – “Tomorrow Never Knows”
02. Hot Lunch – “Monks on the Moon”
03. Misfits – “Halloween”
04. Beastmaker – “Heaven to Hell”
05. Tusmørke – “Death Czar”
06. Goat – “Temple Rhythms”
07. Edgar Winter Group – “We all Had a Real Good Time”
08. Killer Boogie – “Dino-Sour”
09. Desert Storm – “Drifter”
10. Red Fang – “Behind the Light”
11. Zeke – “On the Road”
12. Black Flag – “Fix Me”
13. Laura Nyro – “Stoned Soul Picnic”


Danny P. is a Toronto, Canada-based chef with a love for music, food and baking (both kinds). He may be stuck in the ‘70s, but he is definitely not stuck in his ways. In this series Dan will bring you some of his favourite recipes for absolutely tasty bake-worthy goods. If you have any comments, suggestions or other inquiries, hit him up on Instagram at @bakersdozenrocks.


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