A Back to School Celebratory Milkshake (for the grown ups!)

by / Thursday, 23 August 2012 / Published in Blog

It’s back to school season and it’s hard not to notice it. Everywhere I go I see the sales, the autumnal plaid shirts and shorts and the smiling faces of moms and dads who are looking forward to a little break. As much as I am happy to see the approach of fall, I’m also already feeling nostalgic for those days in the sun. I think I might print my polo shirts with a summer look, just to further that nostalgia and tease myself more.

This weekend we’re having some friends over for a little pool party. I want to both celebrate Back to School while also keeping in mind that summer hasn’t quite ended yet.

I have a drink that will do the trick!

It’s a boozy orange and vanilla milkshake. The liqueur is there to add some celebratory zing while the creamsicle flavors are there to conjure up the joy of frozen treats on long summer days.

Potent Creamsicle Milkshake

For each person: In a blender whiz up 1 and 1/2 cups French Vanilla Ice Cream, 1 ounce Triple Sec (or any orange liqueur) and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Pour the creamy mixture into a martini glass and then squirt on some whipped cream.