Thank you to Disney for inviting me to a Ralph Breaks the Internet press screening #RalphBreaksTheInternet
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day! See how I’m taking your favorite breakfast flavors and turning them into a Maple Syrup Pancake Milkshake.
When people tell me they don’t eat breakfast, I really can’t comprehend that idea. I love breakfast. I look forward to breakfast. Scones, bacon, scrambled eggs, cereal, I’m not picky. I just really like breakfast.
What does breakfast have to do with Ralph Breaks the Internet? That’s easy. In the very first Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer that I saw, Ralph has gone to the internet and is playing a Pancake Milkshake game with a bunny and a kitty cat. The game is pretty simple. Swipe the pancakes to the bunny and swipe the milkshake to the cat.
Movie tip: If you haven’t seen the trailer make sure to watch it before you see the movie. And then, stay to the very end of the movie, credits and all, to see more pancake milkshake fun.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
My entire family unequivocally loved Ralph Breaks the Internet. It was funny, witty, clever, emotional, and heart warming. Kids, teenagers, and parents will all love this movie. There are so many little nods to other Disney movies that is was a treat to try to catch them all. There is a scene with the Disney princesses where they wear the most punny and amazing t-shirts, and I want one of each in my size.
In Ralph Breaks the Internet, video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss, the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Shank’s approach to racing—and life in general—opens Vanellope’s eyes to the limitless possibilities of the internet and the excitement of a new world that feels like home to her. Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces Slaughter Race—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.
I loved Gal Gadot in the role of Shank. To me, Wreck it Ralph has always been about friendship. Shank provides a beautiful role model, big sister for Vanellope that was great to watch. The friendship between Ralph and Vanellope is the heart and soul of this movie. They are imperfect characters, but that’s what makes their friendship feel so real and engaging. Other favorite Wreck it Ralph characters return including Felix and Calhoun, along with fun new characters like KnowsMore and J.P. Spamley.
I already mentioned the princesses, but it really is such a fun part of the movie. The movie pays homage to these classic Disney princesses, while also poking a little fun at the princess tropes as well. They manage to strike the perfect balance. The scenes in the movies with the princesses mark the first time they have been brought all together. And get ready for a new princess song!
Movie tip: Get ready to hear the voices from nearly all the original princesses! Filmmakers invited the original voice actors to return to the studio to help bring their characters to life. You’ll hear the original Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel), Ariel (Jodi Benson), Belle (Paige O’Hara), Jasmine (Linda Larkin), Moana (Auli’i Cravalho), Merida (Kelly Macdonald), Mulan (Ming-Na Wen), Pocahontas (Irene Bedard), Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), and Tiana (Anika Noni Rose).
Maple Syrup Pancake Shake
So I mentioned the Pancake Milkshake game that you see Ralph play in the Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer. Well instead of only getting pancakes or a milkshake, what if you got both? And that is exactly what you get with a Maple Syrup Pancake Milkshake.
- Mini frozen pancakes
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups milk
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp maple extract
- Cook frozen mini pancakes according to package directions.
- Combine ice cream, milk, maple syrup, and maple extract in your blender.
- Add more ice cream or milk as needed to get your desired consistency.
- Optional, you can drop in a mini pancake or two into your shake. Just make sure your blender can handle it. They add a fun texture to the finished shake.
To serve, garnish your pancake milkshake with stacked mini pancakes on a skewer. The mini pancakes also taste good dipped into the shake!
Dessert and breakfast flavors all in one! A fun treat for everyone at my house.