Family Time with XFINITY & a Skittles Milkshake – #xfinityBTS

School’s out for the summer! Seems like just yesterday I was humming along to that song, and now school is back in and summer is almost out. The kids are back in school, night time routines are back in place, back to school shopping is over and homework is being done. The school week is spent doing work sent home from school, and the weekends are spent with family. I can’t believe that the year is almost over. Can you? As a family, I like spending time together, doing things as a family and that includes our movie nights and one of the ways we enjoy our movies is by having XFINITY X1 services. I don’t know about you, but there is no way that I can live in a home without access to a television. After all, I have my favorite shows that I just have to watch and I can’t wait until their season begins this fall.

Movie night is very important to us and it’s the one way that we reconnect after a busy week of school and life in general. I’m going to be honest here and say that I don’t always remember what channels are on our TV, and with a pre-schooler who has her own shows, and the older kids who watches something different entirely, it’s good to know that I don’t have to remember the channels anymore. Just talk to the voice remote and it knows exactly what you’re looking for.

Movie night for us usually means a family friendly movie that the entire family can enjoy. We would sit together in the family room with our popcorn, while someone finds a movie that everyone can agree on. With XFINITY TV there is a wide variety of family friendly content, and also live and on-demand shows that the entire family can enjoy.

So what about my kids and their homework? Well I have a son who is in high school. High school now means extra work because he’s heading into college pretty soon, and I’m going to be the first to say that my knowledge of the work that they’re doing currently is almost obsolete. I couldn’t even begin to help so I always encourage him to get help at school from his teachers, and to research things on his own. Without our XFINITY X1 WiFi, I don’t know how it would have been possible. Not only is the speed fast enough for him to do his research anywhere at all in the house, but it’s also fast enough for me to be online doing my own work. As a work at home mom, I also need my internet to be reliable and my XFINITY WiFi has never let me down. Here’s something and my favorite feature, I can connect anywhere there is an XFINITY hotspot as long as I’m a customer. How awesome is that?!

Did I forget to mention that we’re a family of gamers? Between our game systems and laptops always on the go, we need to always be connected. Madison needs her iPad to always be online so she can also play on her educational apps and get her learning in gear as well. XFINITY X1 has everything that you and your family need. So if you’re still on the search for the perfect TV and Internet service for your family, check out the XFINITY X1 services today.

And if you’re into movie nights like we are, here is a delightful skittle milkshake that the entire family will enjoy while watching your XFINITY TV.

Skittles Milkshake


2 C of vanilla ice cream

¼ C of vanilla frosting

1 container of strawberry sauce

1 C whole milk

1 bag of skittles

1 bag of melting white chocolate wafers

1 can of whipped cream


Using a milkshake machine or a blender, add in the ice cream, 1 tbsp strawberry sauce and milk and blend until smooth.

Place in freezer while you prep the glass.

Using the vanilla frosting, take a knife or your finger, and coat the outer rim of the glass in frosting.

Roll the glass in the skittles.

Using a double broiler, melt the chocolate and then pour onto a pan with wax or parchment paper.

Sprinkle skittles all over the chocolate and then place in the fridge or freezer.

Fill glass with the milkshake and top with whipped cream, skittle bark and skittles.

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