Friday, February 1, 2013
This came about because a coworker told me she and some girlfriends had enjoyed boozy milkshakes over the weekend. I thought that sounded really good. Although I realize alcoholic milkshakes are a cliché of some chain restaurant bars, I think if you make this at home with good-quality ice cream, you don't have to feel ashamed about it. My drink is modeled after the classic White Russian.
1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. Kahlua
1/2 oz. creme de cacao
1/2 cup whipped cream (see recipe below)
Dark chocolate chip (optional garnish)
Combine ice cream, vodka, Kahlua and creme de cacao in a blender. Blend until smooth. Poor into a highball glass. Top with whipped cream and a single chocolate chip.
Basic Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Whip for 30 second on low speed until bubbles appear. Increase speed to medium and whip for another 30 seconds until frothy. Increase speed to him and whip until whipped cream is stiff and holds its shape, 30 seconds to a minute longer (do not overwhip or you'll end up making butter).