Place ingredients in blender, starting with ice cream, then 1/2 cup milk and finishing with 2 tbsp.
(Note: Adding syrup last helps insure that it won’t sink to the bottom of the blender without being mixed in.)2.
Pulse a few times, enough to get the ice cream and milk to start mixing.3.
Turn blender to lowest setting, and mix until smooth.4.
Check consistency and flavor.
If the shake is too thick to sip through a straw, replace lid and add milk, 1 tbsp.
at a time, through the hole in the lid until you reach desired consistency.
If the flavor is too subtle, replace lid and add gradually add syrup to taste.5.
Once desired consistency and flavor is reached, pour into glass.6.
Garnish with whipped cream and cherry, if so desired, and add straw.