Friday Shake Up: Coconut Chai Milkshake

It’s 4.30pm on a Friday which means half of you are already sippin’ on the good stuff.

At least half of us are.

If you’re still sober, there’s still time to catch up to us with this refreshing yet autumn-ey drink!

Coconut Chai Milkshake (a ForTheYum original)

1 cup coconut ice cream (we used SoDelicious’ dairy free Coconut Milk frozen dessert in Vanilla Bean)
1/4 cup water or vanilla soy milk
3 Tbsp instant chai latte powder
1/4 cup Pinnacle whipped cream favored vodka (use more, less, or none dep. on your tastebuds [or the precious cargo some of y’all are toting around these days >.>])

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth (got a “liquefy” setting? use it!). If you’re really thirsty, just pour this puppy in a glass and enjoy. If you’re feelin’ fancy (and who doesn’t on a Friday!?), do what we did and rim a glass with frosting, press on some sweetened coconut flakes, fill your glass with this delicious concoction and kick back to some StarTrek.

Warning: While drinking this drink, you are not allowed to talk about your day, how evil your co-workers are, or how crappy traffic was on the way home. Just zip it & sip it :)



Extra Life 2011

Good MORNING, gamers!

No, you’re not hallucinating – this is being posted at 4am. Why?


Because we’re participating in Extra Life 2011!!!

Never heard of it? EL2011 is a charity event which helps gamers like us, give to hospitals participating in the Childrens Miracle Network.

How does it work? You know those walk-a-thons some charities have where they raise money for their cause via a team or individual contribution? Well this is JUST LIKE THAT, only we’re clocking in hours of video gaming as opposed to miles of activity.


So far team FORTHEYUM has raised $50 toward our goal! We’re totally astonished, BTW. Since we got wind of this event at the last minute (read: a week ago), we didn’t expect to even come close to our goal, but with the support of friends and family we were able to hit thw half-way mark!

If you’d like to check out our team page, visit


For the last 20 hours, GamerMan and I have been playing Rift with a hundreds of other folks – questing, crafting, raiding, streaking, you name it – and it’s been a BLAST!

4 hours to go and there are still 4 energy drinks in the fridge, a box of Teddy Grams, and 3 protein bars for us to nomnom on. Think we can make it? :D


UPDATE @9.15a: 24 consecutive hours of gaming completed! Man, those last hours were frackin’ crazy – now we get to relax and hibernate for the winter. See y’all at the first thaw!