13 Boozy Milkshake Recipes You're Going to Love
Chocolate milkshakes are one of life's most indulgent pleasures. Add alcohol, and it's almost criminally good. While it's not something to enjoy on a regular basis, as a once-in-awhile treat, high-proof milkshakes offer the best of both the dessert and cocktail world. These homemade treats are also much cheaper than the cost of enjoying a cocktail and dessert out at a restaurant, sweetening the deal even more.
How to make the classic combination of chocolate and hazelnut even better? By using a hazelnut liqueur to add a boozy kick.The subtle alcohol in this recipe from the Cooking Channel is just enough to create a belly-warming sensation to counteract the cold drink rather than act like a full-strength alcoholic beverage.
It's not just the tequila that makes this shake Mexican. It's also spices like cinnamon and cayenne. While the recipe from the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen calls for tequila, mezcal (also an agave-based liquor, though made using a different process) would also work well.
White chocolate shares the spotlight with tart and sweet strawberries in this recipe from the blog No Spoon Necessary. White chocolate liqueur provides rich flavor while the Irish cream liqueur contributes the silky body that enhances the overall decadence of this elegant shake.
This throwback to a classic candy bar in boozy, liquid form is given its flavor from thick coconut milk and pungent chocolate and almond liqueurs. The topping options are where creative thinking comes into play, with everything from whipped cream and shredded coconut to shaved toasted almond and chocolate sprinkles being acceptable options in this recipe from the Kitchn blog.