A Hard Rock Cafe copycat, these indulgent boozy milkshakes combine chocolate, caramel, spiced rum, stout beer, and bacon in an epic dessert!
What a whirlwind July it’s been for this girl!
Between wrapping up my first blogiversary festivities, The Food & Wine Conference (which you’ll hear all about later this week!), the quick mid-week surprise trip to St. Augustine Mr. Crumby planned while I was away at conference, and trying to get back into the swing of things at work, the blog took a bit of a backseat last week.
If you stopped by at all in hopes of finding some new yummies to delight your eyes, many apologies. I promise to stop slacking and start cooking.
I think I’ll start with a fresh Sunday Supper contribution! Except this little gem involves no cooking, which is wonderful for me, and those like me who get to suffer through at least two more months of ridiculous heat and suffocating humidity.
Thank goodness cold desserts are welcome at the Sunday Supper table, because I’m bringing Boozy Caramel Chocolate Milkshakes for everyone!
This week’s theme around the table is copycat recipes, and even though I’ve only had it once, I knew that this cold, sweet, boozy milkshake was the perfect end to our virtual meal – especially after having the privilege of meeting some of the
lushes lovely ladies and gentlemen of the movement last weekend.
I’m lucky enough to live in a state with no less than five Hard Rock cafes. FIVE.
Basically anywhere I go, if I want a big fat burger in a dated, musically themed restaurant, I can get one in my mouth in less than an hour.
I remember seeing people wear Hard Rock t-shirts when I was a kid, and I had no idea what the Hard Rock was, but I wanted one of those shirts.
25 years later, and I still don’t own one. That’s what happens when something becomes readily accessible, I suppose. It’s less desired if everyone has one.
Unless we’re talking AppleWatch. I can’t get away from those.
This is not the case with this milkshake. They began gracing the menus of the cafes in 2014 as a limited edition drink, and their popularity exploded. So, obviously, they’ve remained available.
I still won’t buy a shirt, but next time I hit a Hard Rock, I’ll be looking for one of these.
It may only be my opinion, but you cannot beat the combination of bacon + anything, really. It’s only a garnish on this milkshake, but the savory saltiness of the crispy skins truly tame the boozy beast within the glass.
And there is some serious liquor in this, folks. Stout beer, spiced rum, and crème de cacao. And then ice cream and requisite chocolate and salted caramel. Nothing to tamp down the alcohol content – just suck it up and suck it down.
It goes down nicely, though, and can literally take you down memory lane if you drink enough of them.
Back to a time when milkshakes were just a happy ending to a juicy burger and fries at a local diner, or acquired in a styrofoam cup with a big yellow ‘M’ on it.
Of course, those didn’t have bacon on them, did they?
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Boozy Caramel Chocolate Milkshakes
- 4 ounces stout beer Guinness
- 2 ounce spiced rum
- 1 ounce dark crème de cacao liqueur
- 1 ounce chocolate syrup plus more for drizzling
- 1 ounce salted caramel syrup plus more for drizzling
- 4 scoops vanilla or chocolate ice cream
- whipped cream for garnish
- crispy bacon crumbles for garnish
- Combine ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Drizzle more chocolate and caramel syrups on the inner walls of two tall beer of milkshake glasses. Divide the blended shake between the glasses.
- Garnish with whipped cream, caramel and chocolate syrups, and lots of crumbled extra crispy bacon.