salted caramel bourbon milkshake
I am surrounded by ice cream lovers. Whitney can take down a pint of ice cream like no one’s business. And my dad has a couple of scoops pretty much every night. And yet…
I’m not really a scoop-of-ice-cream eater. I don’t order ice cream at restaurants, no matter how local / gourmet / homemade / handmade / artisan / fresh / premium it is. (<– these are all descriptors I have seen on menus in like the past week)
I don’t ever pull a tub of it out of our freezer for dessert.
But I can’t get over my love of milkshakes.
I cannot explain it.
In my opinion, this shake flavored with rich salted caramel and bourbon is the best frozen dessert out there. Enjoy!
Salted Caramel Bourbon Milkshake
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1/2 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
1/2 c. heavy cream
2 tbsp. bourbon
1/2 tsp. salt
Add the sugar and water to a saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Swirl the pan – don’t stir! The mixture will slowly darken until it has reached a dark amber color. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk for 30 seconds. Slowly add the salt, cream and bourbon while whisking. Let cool for 20 minutes.