Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Friday! Ice Scream..... Ice Cream Cocktails! Yum!

My inspiration for this story is a delicious, scrumptious Ice Cream Shake/Cocktail from my favorite neighborhood restaurant, HobNob Tavern in Atlanta.

HobNob is a local neighbourhood tavern located in Midtown Atlanta and the menu consists of mostly American fare, but there is a touch of  the South and some English in there too.


The Chocolate Stout Milkshake is a mix of  Stout and Ice Cream which is traditionally an unbeatable combination, add the chocolate....well Divine!

I recommend trying some of the other milk shake recipes from the site at home and if you live in Atlanta this is a place to visit,  more than once!

Here are some other delicious recipes which utilize Ice Cream and one with Sorbet as a key ingredient!

Chocolate Stout from HobNob Tavern in Midtown Atlanta.
I am not sure of the measurements but this should be easy to make,  just use your judgement.

Left Hand Stout
Vanilla Extract
Vanilla Ice cream and Chocolate Sauce.

We have noticed that the shake is not super thick it is easy to drink which means that it is not all about the Ice Cream.
Either way this is a winner!

Nursery Punch

1 banana peeled and mashed
Strained juice of one orange
generous 3/4 cup of ice cold milk
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon ice cream ( vanilla)

Blend the ingredients in an electric blender or with a rotary beater. Pour quickly into a chilled tumbler and top with ice cream!

Drunken Affogato

11/2 oz Lauria Alpine Cream Liqueur( pear cream liqueur)
1/2 oz Calvados or other apple brandy
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons whipped cream

Stir together the Alpine liqueur and Calvados in a small pitcher. Scoop the ice cream into a double rocks glass. Using a pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/2 inch tip, pipe the whipped cream up one side of the glass ( or try a long spoon). Pour the liqueurs in the glass over the whipped cream and serve with a parfait spoon.

Brandy Alexander Smoothie

1 fl z brown Creme de Cacao
1 fl oz Vanilla or Coffee Ice cream
1 fl oz brandy
Ice Cubes
Grated Nutmeg

Put the Creme de Cacao and brandy in a blender and add a 1/2 cup of Vanilla Ice Cream. Blend until creamy and smooth and then pour into a brandy glass.

 Death by Chocolate

3/4 oz Vodka
3/4 oz dark Creme de Cacao
3/4 oz Irish Creme Liqueur
1 scoop Chocolate Ice Cream

Blend all ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a chilled parfait glass. garnish with shaved Chocolate and a dollop of whipped cream.

Peppermint Shake

Vanilla Ice Cream
Mint Chip Ice Cream
1 cup Milk
Peppermint Sticks
Peppermint Schnapps

Puree 1/2 pint each of Vanilla and Mint Chip Ice Cream Graeter's Ice Cream (OH): An Irresistible History and the milk.
Add 2 dashes of Schapps
Pour into glasses and garnish with peppermint sticks.


White Russian Shake

1 pint vanilla ice cream
1.4 vodka liqueur
1/4 coffee liqueur
2 tablespoons brewed espresso

Puree all in a blender and serve in a tall glass with chocolate shavings on top.

Apple Pie Dream

1/2 cup Melted Vanilla Ice Cream
Apple Juice
Ground cinnamon
Apple Brandy

Mix the melted ice cream and the juice together.
Add 2 dashes of Apple Brandy
Drizzle the cinnamon on top.


Last but not least here is a cool refreshing Italian cocktail with Lemon Sorbet


1 cup chilled Prosecco
2 tablespoons chilled vodka
1/3 cup frozen lemon sorbet
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves

Pour the Prosecco and Vodka into two champagne flutes dividing equally. Scoop a spoon of sorbet into each flute. Sprinkle with mint and serve immediately!


Please remember to drink responsibly!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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