9.13.2012

Biscoff & Bourbon Milkshakes



I have a confession to make..
 I really.. really don’t like to fly
Which is somewhat crazy because I have to travel via the friendly skies.. a lot.. ..
It's way too often that I find myself  walking down that enclosed claustrophobic like tunnel to board some Delta flight.
Don't get me wrong..it's not the actual flying part.. just the take off, landing and jittery bits in between… 
As the pilot makes that call informing the passengers to prepare for takeoff.. My mind starts to race with morbid thoughts of impending doom.
I’m chastising myself because I do this every time, at what point will I no longer need to have a death grip on my seat handles…

Better question, will this hold on my seat allow me to walk away unscathed in the event of an emergency?

Well...yes.... of course it will.




The only thing that helps soothe my fears are those individually packaged little golden brown cookies they never seem to give you enough of .. Biscoff cookies… yes those.. I always ask for more then one.. maybe 3..to assist with my mile high phobia.
So of course I’ve become slightly dependent on them.. and that dependence has lead to an addiction that has me constantly looking down the aisle in anticipation of that noticeable packaging with the contents to assuage my shaking hands..
So imagine my euphoria at learning these cookies come in a jar, which would make them spreadable.. Meaning, of course that I brought 3 jars and immediately started spreading... on bread, bagels, apples, crackers..everything
Nothing was safe from me and my knife covered in Biscoff.


Then I started seeing all these recipes using my beloved spread from cheesecakes to milkshakes.. One particular milkshake recipe completely blew me away and was all sorts of perfect. (there was just something missing) So one night during a gathering of what my friends and I have named "Drunken Life" Night (picture a table, some inebriated adults and the game of life.. as in the board game..fun times)I introduced my milkshake creation to my friends.
They each gave me a questionable look wondering why I’m making milkshakes for adults..
"Hey don't knock until you try it"
There was a brief interlude of silence as the first taste of my mouthwatering shakes were consumed..
Then my good friend  broke the silence by asking me if that noticeable burning sensation that he was feeling in his chest was an indication that I added Burbon to the milkshakes..

Well, Yes as a matter a fact.. I did..and so should you..


Do you think they would let me take this on the plane ?.. I believe it would help calm my nerves.


Bottoms Up..


You might need these...
Recipe adapted from The Little Kitchen 

1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup of biscoff spread
1/2 cup bourbon (This will make a strong milkshake.. modify the amount of Bourbon to your liking)
4 large scoops of ice cream

Using a blender mix all ingredients together until well blended and smooth.. This made 2- 8 oz milkshakes...Garnish with homemade whipping cream (or reddi-whip.. which is much easier if you have been drinking these as you made them..like I did) crush up some Biscoff cookies and sprinkle on the top...

15 comments :

  1. These look amazing! I love these cookies, so this is a great mix. And yes, I am sure this would help calm your flying nerves :)

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    1. If I can just figure out how to get it in my carry on for next time.

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  2. Seriously!?!?! You are a goddess. This looks UNREAL! So talented, lady. Can't wait to try this.

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  3. These look good, and the double-striped straw is perfect!

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  4. Gorgeous photos! I love this recipe - anything that incorporates drinking AND dessert all at once is amazing :)

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  5. Holy Smokes, I need one of those right now. Very beautiful styling!

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  6. I am so impressed. What inspiration!! I'm scared to show this to my husband OR friends because I think we would have to make this every night.. Oh but boy do I love biscoff, well and burbon. I'll let you know how it goes!

    XO,
    Dianna @ Virginia is for Lovers

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  7. I just bought biscoff spread for the first time ever last week, and oh my gah! It is crazy good, dangerously good. And probably even more delicious in milkshake form... and with BOURBON! Holy moly, yes please.

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    1. I think you should put that biscoff spread and bourbon in a tartlet.. Please.. Thank you.. : )

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  8. My friends and I are going to make this vegan and alcohol-free. Thanks for the idea!

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  9. A cup of bourbon for two shakes sounded way too strong to me! (That's 4 oz. per serving...around 3 shots!) I made these for my friends and we all agreed that 1 shot glass of bourbon was more than enough for each shake. With that modification, this was a huge hit!

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    1. I'm glad you were able to adjust to your liking and that it was a big hit. I did use 1 cup of Bourbon. Although my friends and I normally drink bourbon straight so it maybe that we have a higher tolerance level. Or that we're just a bunch of drunks.. ;) Thanks for the feedback.

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