First of all, happy Summer! The sun is out, the humidity is high, and I am cooped up in the apartment with the AC blasting. The dishes are washed, the clothes are folded, and I can’t believe I am saying this, but I’m prepared for the week ahead. It only felt appropriate to reward myself on this warm Sunday night. And what better way, than with my favorite drink – Bailey’s Irish Cream.
This milkshake is incredibly simple and so delicious. Tonight I prepared it with chocolate ice cream and milk chocolate chips, but I’ve had it numerous times with Oreo ice cream and white chocolate chips, and Mint ice cream with white chocolate chips. I can’t think of an ice cream and chocolate combination that wouldn’t work. I mean, we are talking about ice cream and booze here. Nothing fancy about it.
Boozy Bailey’s Milkshakes
4 large scoops of ice cream (chocolate, Oreo, or Mint are our favorites)
1 cup milk
½ cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate or white chocolate work great)
2 shots Bailey’s Irish Cream
Milk chocolate shavings, for serving
Homemade whipped cream, for serving (recipe to follow)
In a glass dish, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at 15 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the mixture is smooth. Let cool to room temperature.
Blend together the ice cream, milk, melted chocolate, and Bailey’s until smooth. If the shake appears to be too thick, add more milk. If the shake appears to be too thin, add more ice cream.
Divide the milkshakes amongst two tall glasses. Top with whipped cream and milk chocolate shavings, and serve with a straw.
Homemade Whipped Cream
(Makes about 2 cups)
1 cup heavy cream, very cold
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
In a chilled deep mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add the sugar to the cream. Beat the mixture once again until the soft peaks return. Be sure not to overbeat, or you will end up with some sweet butter instead!
– drink on,