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.
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.
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.