Salted caramel and whiskey milkshakes

You could probably figure it out by the painting that I did a couple of years ago in the background, but I love milkshakes. A lot.

Something else I happen to be a big fan of is whiskey. I seriously keep empty Jack Daniel’s bottles to use as vases for fresh flowers. I even put whiskey on my steaks.

My line of thinking here is if there are two food/beverage items that make your life that much better then why not let them get married and have a baby?

Hence, salted caramel and whiskey milkshakes. This combination works so well for a milkshake because both the salt and sugar in the salted caramel ice cream accent the seductive smokiness found in whiskey. Also I could go on a spiel about how St. Patrick’s day is coming up and this is perfect for any party that weekend. Side note: my birthday is the day after St. Patrick’s so you can count on me to be blending these for my friends and me all weekend.

While I would love to tell you that I made the salted caramel ice cream for this batch of milkshakes it would make me a liar. Sometimes, especially when party planning, taking a shortcut or two on dishes can be a real life saver. Trust me when I say when I figure out how to make the perfect caramel ice cream for these shakes you will be the first to know.

For extra love and decadence add a fat dollop of homemade whipped cream.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints salted caramel ice cream
  • 2 generous shots your favorite whiskey (I used R&R because it is smoother than most)
  • A splash of milk
  • A small pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream for topping, or some in the shake too if you like it extra thick

Throw everything except the whipped cream, unless you are using some to thicken into the blender. Blend over medium speed until you hit milkshake consistency. Top with fresh whipped cream and drink responsibly.

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