Simple Strawberry Banana Shakes

Summertime and the ice cream is melting. Its fun to come up with new and creative things to do with plain old ice cream. Well, here’s a nice summer refresher with a kick that you can share with your summer-time friends. No, these shakes wont be showing up at McDonalds anytime soon

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 1 quart of whole milk
  • 1 healthy squeeze of Quick Strawberry syrup
  • ¼ cup banana liquor

 

Put all of these ingredients into your blender. Spin it around until thick and creamy. There is no science to the measurements, mix it up in the proportions that please you. More ice cream makes thicker shakes. You could add a bit of heavy cream for more silkiness and body. You could up the liquor for more of a tropical kick. Serve in a nice tall glass with a smile!

strawberry_banana

 

Baily’s Banana Banger

Summer time is sipping time and here’s a little something to throw in that blender with some crushed iced!

  • 2 ripe bananas cut into chunks
  • 6 oz banana liquor
  • 6 oz Baily’s Irish cream
  • 6 oz coconut cream
  • 4 cups crushed ice

Break out the blender and combine the bananas and banana liqueur; blend until smooth. Blend in the Irish cream and coconut cream (Make sure the coconut cream is at room temperature, or you will not be able to pour it). Finally, add the ice and blend until smooth.

bailys_banana

 

A Coffee Perfect for Autumn

OK, I know, I know, it’s late spring. But, as I mentioned earlier, I’ve been looking for something fun to do with a bottle of bourbon too sweet to drink straight up. Its Jim Beam’s Maple bourbon. Although you I can DRI k this neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of Jim-Beam-Maplewater… I’ve just come across a perfect companion. There’s Irish coffee, Mexican coffee, Roma coffee with sambuco, and now I proudly present… The Vermont coffee! Cue ‘fanfare for the common man’,

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 nice mug of hot black coffee
  • 1shot of Jim Beam Maple bourbon
  • touch of cream or milk

Combine our brief list of ingredients and enjoy by the fire. For an option, skip the milk and top the coffee with whipped cream, enjoy!