Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Classic Milkshake...Is All Grown Up

Start with the traditional vanilla shake, mix in a few shots of bourbon, add some homemade hot fudge, and top it off with bourbon whipped cream. That's all it takes to take this classic little kid drink into the adult world.

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Bourbon and Hot Fudge Milkshake
(adapted from Creative Culinary)

For the Milkshake:
2 cups vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup milk (whole)
1-2 ounces bourbon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

For the Whipped Cream:
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tsp bourbon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Whip together heavy cream, powdered sugar, bourbon and vanilla until soft peaks form. Keep in refrigerator until ready to assemble.

For the Hot Fudge: 
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
Dash of salt
1 cup cold water
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 Tbsp butter

Blend dry ingredients in pan with whisk until all lumps are gone
Add the cold water and the vanilla.
Heat to a boil and boil on medium heat for 3 minutes.
Add butter and mix in thoroughly.
Turn heat to low and continue to have mixture simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour into storage containers. Keep refrigerated.

To Assemble:
Pour a couple of Tbsp of the hot fudge sauce around inside edge of glass; fill glass with the milkshake mixture and finish with a dollop of whipped cream.

**Article written in collaboration with Lauren Quincy,**

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