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Bourbon and Hot Fudge Milkshake

By Creativeculinary @CreativCulinary
Love being a kid again? How about the best of both worlds? Then try this Bourbon and Hot Fudge's divine! Bourbon and Hot Fudge Milkshake

When I first published this recipe several years ago I remember asking myself if this bourbon and hot fudge milkshake belongs in Friday Cocktails and I could not come up with definitive criteria that negated it; after all it does include bourbon right? So the answer was easy...Why yes, yes it does!

I hate that August seems relegated to fall and I'm sure it's not just the cooler weather that does it. I remember as kids that we used to have three whole months off for summer vacation but now schools are starting before the middle of August and that just seems wrong. I know it's not changing my's summer doggone it and we're having ice cream and hot fudge and bourbon!

We are in the middle of Colorado's monsoon season and it's been a welcome relief. My grass that was just installed in June is happy and my flowers and herbs are going nuts. Still...ENOUGH ALREADY! It's rained every single day for 2 weeks I think. Not all day long but usually a storm rolls across the sky in late afternoon. Sometimes they've been quick and are a nice refresher; others have overstayed their welcome and kept at it for a few hours. I want some more warm summer days when this cocktail will hit major senses.

I love bourbon and this was a fun way to imbibe one of my favorites. It's like a kid treat but only for adults! Made for a magical moment in my book.

Bourbon and Hot Fudge Milkshake

The weather might have been a bit wetter and cooler than I would have liked but my testers uttered nary a word of dismay...they gulped them down with a fervor that could only reiterate my own thoughts, more akin to 'Yes, Yes, YES.'

For the Hot Fudge Sauce, I made my favorite recipe but if that's not your thing, don't let that stop you and use a store bought product you love. It's that combination of ice cream, vanilla, fudge and BOURBON that makes this so special. While I love a brand of maraschino cherries that are not died, something about a hot fudge ice cream treat calls for the bright red orbs, don't you agree?

Bourbon and Hot Fudge Milkshake

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For the Whipping Cream

For the Milkshake

  • Hot Fudge Sauce (purchased or homemade)
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup milk (whole is best but I've used 2% too and no one ever said no)
  • 1-2 ounces bourbon (to your preference)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

To Garnish the Milkshake


To Make the Whipped Cream:

    Whip together heavy cream, powdered sugar, bourbon and vanilla until soft peaks form. Keep in refrigerator until ready to assemble.

To Make the Milkshake:

  1. Pour a couple of Tbsp of the hot fudge sauce around inside edge of glass and set aside.
  2. Combine ice cream, milk, bourbon, and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth and thick. Add a few ice cubes if necessary if mixture needs to be thicker. Add additional bourbon to taste.
  3. Fill glasses with the milkshake mixture and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  4. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate curls, add a cherry on the top and serve with a straw.

by Creative Culinary

Bourbon and Hot Fudge Milkshake

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