Google’s 2023 “Year in Search” reflects the array of food that caught everyone’s attention: There’s sweet and savory, sides and mains, health-focused and indulgent. Some recipes were tied to public figures (like a certain infamous purple something that represents a fast food chain, or the UK’s new king), while others randomly appeared on TikTok For You pages everywhere. But they all have this in common: They brought us all together, as food does.
Our Test Kitchen experts shared their thoughts on the top-10 most-Googled recipes, including tips on cooking and serving them—so the next time you need a crowd-pleasing dish, you know where to look.
Created by McDonalds to celebrate the 52nd Birthday of Grimace, the milkshake’s flavors proved to be almost as elusive as the character himself.
“It was only available for about one month, so maybe that is why people searched for it,” says Test Kitchen director Lynn Blanchard. “Perhaps we need to create a recipe for it.”
Whether it was because everyone wanted to know what it tasted like without actually trying it (answer: a non-specific berry) or the chaotic meme that painted it as a “deadly concoction,” the Grimace shake made headlines.
To make a restaurant-quality one yourself—Grimace-themed or not—Blanchard recommends using a high quality ice cream that doesn’t have a lot of air incorporated into it. Add milk to really blend the ice cream, and use low speed as you start out (this also helps to avoid burning out your blender motor). 1 pint of ice cream and 1 cup of milk gets you two milkshakes.
Blanchard and Sarah Brekke, Test Kitchen brand manager, deem this dish “cheesy, hearty, and quick and easy.” Popularized on TikTok, the viral recipeRead more on bhg.com