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Hash Shakes are sooooooooo passée

November 5, 2004

Well, what were You eating one and a half years ago?

Bhang Shake (serves 3)
Aditya and Arjun (not their real names) dosed me with the vivid high of this sublime hash milkshake one and a half year’s ago.
What were we THINKING!!!

Make thusly:
- milk (1 ltr.) (the higher the fat content the better)
- hash (1 centimetre - how much is that? I am so old.) (warmed and crumbled)
- sugar (to taste, substitute with honey or maple syrup)
- cloves (freshly crushed in a mortar)
- saffron (don’t skimp on the saffron)
- cinnamon (the finer the better - pulverise with your fingers first)
- cardamom (open the green pods - grind the black seeds…. throw the pod husks in with your coffee beans for tomorrow morning)

With a staff-mixer in a tall container blend the hell out of all of the dry ingredients together with 3 tbs. of the milk. Slowly add the rest of the milk and make sure you work up a good head of foam. Ice is for pussies. This bhangshake gets you gradually stoned in a really gentle but increasingly psychedellic way. Good afternoon drink but don’t mix with alcohol.

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A Dinner for Two Massively Gay Indian Babe Magnets - (Go to Sleep, Radiohead 2003, Hail to the Thief)

- japanese frozen landscape borscht with quickles and creme fraiche
- summer thai-spiced sfoglia layered with lime-pickled beets, mint mojo, rocket and cheese-in-a-can
- the burgus course :: white burgus, baby crayfish in butter, roasted new potatoes, tea egg and tea bearnaise
- saffron hang-op with mango blood-orange sunset granité, rosewater crystals and oven-dried blood orange crackers

UPDATE: View March 26, 2005 Holi pictures online here. (Images l to r: Author high as a kite in a handblocked silk scarf, a gift from Aditya, a fuzzy photograph of a traditional clay pot filled with bhang ice cream. The top of the ice cream is sealed with dough.)

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  1. JJ zegt: “da’s een mooi plaatje!, en ik ben het met hem eens. Hoewel ik natuurlijk falicant tegen de hash milkshakes ben. Maar ja, je kunt niet alles hebben.
    Overigens is JJ ook wel gefascineerd door al de Yurt-sporen in huis. Wanneer kom je het ding nou eens opzetten?

    Comment by Kristi — November 5, 2004 @ 21:34

  2. JA! JJ, je bent er!!!! Welkom… eh, bij JT&K!!!!
    Mooi he, die yurtsporen! Volgende zomer staat hij dr (als alles goed gaat). Zodra die staat ben je van harte welkom.

    Wat bedoel je je bent ‘met hem eens’? Ik ben ook hartstikke tegen Hash Milkshakes. Daarom zijn ze sooooooo passée!

    Kusjes en ook aan de gastheer en vrouw!

    Comment by debra — November 5, 2004 @ 21:49

  3. OHHHHHHHHH! Jij ben Kristi - en jij bent met JJ eens! Ik dacht dat jij JJ was. Doink! Lijkt of ik nu onder de invloed ben. Maar nee…

    Voor jou dan een heel andere antwoord. Euh, de yurt wordt zo snel mogelijk opgezet! : ) Leuk!

    Comment by Debra — November 5, 2004 @ 21:51

  4. heb je in de milskhakes gebadderd???

    Comment by Kristi — November 5, 2004 @ 22:40

  5. don’t go spilling my beauty secrets all over the blog!

    Comment by debra — November 5, 2004 @ 23:08

  6. Oops sorry, Natuurlijk badder je nooit in de hash milkshakes! Stom van mij!

    Comment by Kristi — November 6, 2004 @ 8:09

  7. niet alleen in hashshakes badder ik nooit…
    Except if there’s an ‘r’ in the month.

    Comment by debra — November 16, 2004 @ 15:15

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