Whilst most of the recipes on Pink Recipe Box have been inspired by other incredible bloggers or are my own creations, some of them have been inspired by my family - like this Drunken Leprechaun Milkshake. My mother-in-law loves a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with Bailey's Irish Cream or Tia Maria (Kahlua for those of you across the pond) and always orders it for dessert when we take her out.
I'm not so good at drinking spirits on their own, or even when they're poured on top of ice cream, but I looove a good cocktail. So I threw all the ice cream dessert ingredients into a blender and turned a grown-up dessert into an alcoholic milkshake recipe so delicious you won't be able to stop at just one glass.
I made this milkshake entirely from scratch, simply because I had all the ingredients already on hand. If you love making things from scratch as much as possible, here are all the recipes you'll need to make a 100% homemade Drunken Leprechaun Milkshake: Vanilla bean ice cream recipe, Homemade Bailey's Irish cream recipe and DIY Tia Maria/Kahlua recipe. If you don't want the fuss of making everything yourself (I wouldn't have done if I didn't happen to have it all on hand!) I'm sure this milkshake would be just as amazing made from store-bought ingredients.
This St Patrick's Day recipe is super-rich, so I definitely recommend serving it in small shot-like portions or for dessert. Or you could add it into coffee! I bet that would be amazing. Although it might make your coffee a bit chilly. And probably isn't advised to add to your morning coffee before you jump in the car and drive off to work.
If you're not big on thick, creamy and rich cocktails like this one, here are a few more St Patrick's Day drinks that might be more your style: Sparkling Shamrock Cocktail, St Patrick's Day Cocktail and Lucky Leprechaun.
So tell me - what are your St Patrick's Day plans?! This year it falls on a Tuesday - which is a work day for us - so not much will be going on around here. So let me live vicariously through your fabulous plans!
- ¼ cup vanilla ice cream
- ½ oz Bailey's Irish Cream
- ½ oz coffee liqueur like Tia Maria or Kahlua
- optional: chocolate sprinkles for topping
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and process for 5-10 seconds, until the ice cream has broken down and everything is mixed up.
- Pour into a glass and add a couple of chocolate sprinkles on the top, if you like.
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
Nicola - Bailey's Irish Cream and ice cream is amazing! Wow; this is something I know that I would love. I'm with you on trying to drink spirits without something to balance out the potent nature of alcohol. I'm not a shot-doer or a whiskey sipper, but I can roll with a good cocktail!
Thanks so much, Erin. Maybe I need to give ice cream and Bailey's another shot!
Oh my this looks amazing!!! Another perfect recipe for this weekend!! If you're interested come link up for Thursty Thursday!
All that's Jas
The name made me giggle, so cute! And ingredients are super yummy! Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, can't wait to see what you'll share next week!
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Thank you so much for the feature, Becca. Heading on over right now to check it out.
What a great Milkshake! Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Thanks so much, Miz Helen! Hope you have a wonderful St Patrick's Day,too! 🙂