A boozy milkshake? Yes, please! This I Dessert It cocktail recipe is for those that have those sweet tooth cravings and also appreciate sipping on a unique cocktail. I would say this is a drink that straddles the line between indulgence and sophistication. What could be better?
The I Dessert It is no ordinary milkshake cocktail. It balances delightfully between sweet and strong, cold and warm, smooth and punchy. So let’s get into building this amazing cocktail!
I like to start with the base of each cocktail recipe, and in this case its bourbon. Bourbon comes in with its oaky warmth and hints of caramel, that mixes and transforms the chocolate ice cream from a simple dessert to a luxurious experience.
Now, let’s talk about the espresso. Espresso in a milkshake? I know it might sound surprising, but trust me on this. The deep, roasted notes of the espresso wake up the palate. It’s a perfect contrast to the sweetness, and it adds a layer of depth to the drink. It’s like that little zing you didn’t know you needed. Oh, and don’t get me started on the pinch of kosher salt. Salt, in the right amount, is like a magical flavor enhancer. It cuts through the richness, making each ingredient pop, while also blending the different components of the cocktail.
And of course, It wouldn’t be a “milkshake” without milk, so splash a bit in there. All these ingredients are simply tossed in a blender with some ice and blended together until the mixture is smooth. Easy enough!
Finally, the presentation of the I Dessert It is just important as the ingredients are. I had a traditional milkshake glass at home but feel free to use a regular highball glass at home. I filled the glass with my cocktail mixture and topped it off with some whipped cream, a drizzle of warm chocolate syrup, and sprinkles to finish it all off.
In the end, it truly looks like something taken straight out of my childhood, but with a kick of course!
Step 1: Put all ingredients into a blender and blend them together. Then, add ice and blend again.
Step 2: Pour the mixture into a tall glass and top with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and sprinkles.
The I Dessert It is not just a drink; it’s a nostalgic experience. While it takes inspiration from classic milkshakes and cocktails, it creates a niche all its own. It’s not overly sweet or too boozy. Instead, it’s a delicate blend of flavors that play off each other.
I can’t wait for you guys to try this one out, I know you’ll love it!
Add a maraschino cherry for an extra touch.