Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake




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As far as I'm concerned, a Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake is the summer equivalent of a Hot Toddy. Instead of keeping you warm, the purpose of a toddy, this shake keeps you cool (in more ways than one) and still offers that delicious bourbon taste.

Warning: Post milkshake workout not included.

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Step 1: Supplies

2-3 pints* of high quality chocolate ice cream (I used Three Twins brand = YUM!)
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 cup whole milk
bar of solid chocolate (either milk or dark, whichever is your favorite!)

serving glasses

*How much ice cream you'll use depends on how many milkshakes you need. Depending on the size of your serving glasses, you will get 2-3 shakes per pint.

Step 2: Chocolate Garnish

Use a hand peeler to make about 1 tbsp of chocolate shavings from the chocolate bar.

Set aside to be used as shake sprinkles.

Step 3: Liquid Prep

Measure our 1/2 cup of both whole milk and bourbon.

You will most likely not end up using all of both. You'll be using these to achieve a custom thickness and level of booziness.

Step 4: Chocolate + Chocolate + Spirits

Into the blender, put the ice cream, 4 squares of chocolate, and 1/4 cup of the bourbon.

Step 5: Blend & Test

Blend well and test the milkshake for thickness and bourbon-ness. If you'd like it thinner, but the booze level is good, add a bit of milk to thin it out. If you want more booziness, add the remaining 1/4 cup of bourbon and blend again. Repeat until it's perfect for you.

This part is hard work. All that chocolate testing...

PRO TIP: If you want your shake boozier AND thicker, once everything is blended, stick the blender top (not the motor) into the freezer for 1-2 hours and then re-blend. This = thicker, frosty, crystal-ly goodness.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Once you've reached your desired levels of everything, pour into serving glasses and sprinkle a generous amount of chocolate shavings on top.

Now be prepared to receive all the adoration and gratitude from your friends. This is seriously THE most delicious.

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    11 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Yayyy! I love this milkshake cause of the bourbon of course. Trying this put soon, thanks for sharing!


    3 years ago

    I loved the bourbon milkshake, before I stopped drinking whiskey first thing in the morning. They are delicious. You can throw banana and an egg in there and make them highly nutritious, so they build you up while they tear you down.
    The one problem that I had is that the alcohol lowers the freezing point of the ice cream. The milkshake may seem to be totally liquid and still be at 0°F. I learned the hard way not to chug this tasty treat after causing myself the worst ice cream headache of my life on top of the hangover I was trying to cure.


    3 years ago

    I don't understand the part about not using all the Bourbon. Any Bourbon that hasn't been blended could be poured over ice and consumed while deciding which glasses to use for the milkshake. ...just sayin'...


    3 years ago

    I'd rather use full fat milk plus a spoon or two of heavy cream, depending on quantity. I find that store-bought ice cream has a somewhat aggressive taste, interfering with finer tastes such a better chocolate or an aged cognac.

    I'd also put the bourbon and the chocolate in the blender first, and only then add the milk/melted ice cream. The alcohol from the bourbon and the fat from the chocolate will sort of dissolve into each other, and once in your stomach the alcohol release will be very slow.

    That cake was soo good! Thank you! Sorry Fred is a pain and doesn't like delicious chocolate recipes , but there is an upside to that being I eat all the chocolate in the house :) I am going to try to replicate the cake soon! Thanks for posting


    4 years ago

    Is this the cousin of the "White Russian", the "White American"?

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    4 years ago

    Well if ever a cover photo had me sold, this is it! #lovebulleit - will try this for sure!