Monday, August 30, 2010

My milkshake brings...happiness

Do not let some cooler weather trick you in to thinking that summer is over. There's still hot weather ahead and plenty of frozen drinks to keep enjoying. Speaking of which...

If you want an easy recipe to make as a nice alcoholic/dessert beverage, try a Brandy Alexander. It requires some Brandy:
Some Creme de Cacao:
And some ice cream (I went with Häagen-Dazs this time around):
Put it in a blender...
And voila! A wonderful milkshake that everyone (over the age of 21) enjoys!
Brandy Alexander (from my Mom's Best Recipes Cookbook - I think it's the only recipe of an alcoholic beverage in her book and all my friends are shocked that this goodness is from my saintly mother. Ha!)

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
1/4 C creme de cacao
1/4 C brandy
Mix as malts in blender.

For 2 servings:
2 C vanilla ice cream
1 T creme de cacao
1 T brandy

(Erika's Extras: Feel free to add chocolate syrup or a cherry on top.)
Bake well and prosper!

Update: I'm submitting this entry to the Quickies: Morning Noon & Night Cocktail Challenge hosted by Quickies on the Dinner Table and Lazaro Cooks! The contest is for a delicious sounding and sexy looking cocktail. Well, I'm not sure if this is as sexy as some of the entries are sure to be, but goodness, it's a crowd pleaser known to loosen guests up. And what's better than getting this recipe from my MOTHER? Ha! (I guess we could change the name to Brandy Alexandra to make it sound more coquettish...)
This is the prize that the winner gets - an awesome cookbook!


  1. Mmm, this makes me want to make a Mudslide using ice cream. So evil but so good.

  2. this might have been the best milkshake ive ever had! milkshake + booze = awesome.

  3. Yes, I bet this milkshake would bring me lots of happiness! Great recipe, thanks for sharing :o)

  4. This reminds me of one of my favorite drinks of all time: the bushwhacker. Cannot wait to try this recipe out!

  5. Hi Erika

    I love a brandy alexander though I haven't had one in a while. Thanks for supporting our Quickie Cocktail Challenge. Best of luck!

    Btw - love your so retro blender :)


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