I try to be honest and objective about all the work I do. If it can be improved, I want to improve it! So on the random occasion that a recipe turns out SO MUCH BETTER than I even imagined, I'm pretty darn excited.
Milkshakes, you guys!
I recently entered a milkshake phase. Dangerous territory, I know. Every time we have guests over, I make a different milkshake. Most of them are spiked. It's SO fun. I thought I already had a favorite recipe (cookie butter + whiskey milkshake), but this one stole first place for sure.
Am I bragging too much about my milkshake? I hope not. But if I am, you'll just have to try it to confirm whether or not it lives up to this hype! Also, we got to team up with Vitamix again, and I'm using the 5200 Standard for this post. Check below to see how you could win one!
Chocolate ice cream
Milk (of any kind, I use almond milk)
In your Vitamix blender, combine 1 cup chocolate ice cream, half a cup milk, 1.5 ounces peppermint schnapps, 1.5 ounces coffee flavored liqueur and one whole candy cane. Blend and serve!
I garnished mine with a peppermint rim, another candy cane and a little whipped cream.
The number one key to making great cocktails at home is to always measure your alcohol. When people just pour in however much "seems right", it's usually way too much, which makes your drinks less tasty because the proportions are all off. As a general rule, I use 1.5 ounces for a small glass and 3 ounces for a tall glass. Before I started going by this, my drinks were really hit or miss (too strong, too weak, etc.), but now they are much more consistent!
(Even though this is a sponsored post, this next part is 100% on me, OK?) I LOVE MY VITAMIX! We have been using it twice a day for the past month. We've made salad dressings, sauces, soups and smoothies. I'm really glad we got one before I started on my cookbook recipes because it's a game changer!
It leans more toward the chocolate flavors than the coffee. If you want a more intense coffee flavor, I recommend subbing the chocolate ice cream for coffee ice cream.
Are you planning a party? You definitely need to whip up a few of these. And don't forget to listen to this song while you're doing it. It elevates the whole experience by like 10 points.
Last but definitely not least, one lucky reader is going to win a Vitamix 5200 Standard! Just follow the directions below:
Giveaway is open until 12/14, and the winner will be contacted shortly after. I can't believe it's already time to say this…. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.