Every week  I try to feature an amazing cocktail.  This week includes one of the best creations I have ever made.  This cocktail started yesterday when I featured cold brew coffee on my blog.  Cold brew coffee is brewed slowly and creates a nice smooth bitter-less coffee concentrate.  Therefore, I wanted to create a cocktail that utilized this amazing coffee concentrate.  Then I decided that it would make an amazing milk shake.  One thing led to another and the idea that alcohol would be amazing in a milkshake was born.  Crazy how ideas come together.

Insomniac Spiked Milkshake

I also drizzled caramel around the glass before filling it with the milk shake.  The golden caramel goes great with the Kahlua and Bailey’s.

The Insomniac Spiked Milkshake

  • 1 1/2 oz Kahlua
  • 1 1/2 oz Bailey’s
  • 3 oz cold brew coffee
  • 2 1/4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • caramel for drizzling

Add all of the ingredients except the caramel to a blender and blend.  Start with 1 cup of ice cream, if it is not thick enough add another 1/2 cup.

Drizzle the caramel onto the sides of a large cup and then pour the milkshake into the cup.  If desired top with some whipped cream.

Closeup Insomniac Spiked Milkshake

This recipe makes a large milkshake, but honestly you will not care.  It will prevent you from having to make a couple small milkshakes.  I could have had about 3 more of these, but unfortunately I ran out of cold brewed coffee.  Definitely going to make a large batch next week.

Bartender Tip of the Day

When making ice cream drinks the perfect ratio is 3:1.  Three parts ice cream to one part liquid.  In the case of the milkshake above, we are using 2 1/4 cups (~ 18 oz) of ice cream for 6 oz of liquid.  The 3:1 ratio will always give you the perfect ice cream drink.  Use it for regular milkshakes, spiked milkshakes or even daiquiris made with ice cream instead of ice.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


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