Two dessert recipe posts in a row with bourbon in them? UM YES/IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION.
But let me tell you why (as if I need an excuse). Because today is a very special day: the day when we celebrate the upcoming arrival of the one and only Jessica of How Sweet Eats‘ adorable baby (yes, I already know he or she will be adorable. It’s a sixth sense) with a big ol’ virtual baby shower. And what better way to celebrate the queen of all things trashed up-meaning-oh-so-delicious foods than with the classiest (trashiest?) of trashed-up cocktails — that is to say, this mother of a boozy milkshake. WITH BOURBON.
Oh, and maple syrup and peanut butter and peanut butter cups and chocolate ice cream and I’m dead.
I’ve never met Jess in real life but I know just by reading her blog on the regular and
drooling/geeking out over I mean perusing oh so gracefully over her new cookbook that we would be fast friends. We both love the same foods — Cheese. Bacon. Peanut Butter. Tacos. Chocolate. Bacon. Pasta. Grilled Cheese. Bacon. With bacon on the side. — and she’s hilarious and I like laughing, so there’s that. She also makes things on her blog that make my heart go pitter-patter (I’m looking at you, cheesy pesto pull-apart bread and bacon pineapple burgers a.k.a. OMGBurgers and anything and everything on this list of holiday cookies) and I really like eating, too, in case you didn’t already know.
So while our BFF status is TBD until we meet IRL (Grandma, I’ll translate for you later) and she’s still got that bun in the oven, I’m making and imbibing bourbon maple peanut butter cup milkshakes over here in her honor. It’s the least I can do.
So here’s the trashed-up situation we have here: Chocolate ice cream (the higher the quality, the better… which totally flies in the face of the whole “trashy” thing but we are classy trashy folk, amiright) is mixed with some ice, creamy peanut butter (you can also use crunchy for texture/funsies), pure maple syrup (again, pure is anti-trashy but necessary because ain’t nobody got time for Aunt Jemima) and the bourbon (I used Maker’s 46 because it is my one true love, but any sweeter/smoother bourbon will do). It all gets blended until smooth and frothy, then poured into two glasses — or one, obnoxiously, as Jessica would say — and topped with all the trash. Whipped cream? Check. Chocolate sauce? Check. Chopped peanut butter cups? YES. Chocolate sprinkles? ALWAYS THE SPRINKLES. I could really keep going (chopped dry-roasted peanuts, peanut butter melted to a smooth drizzle, more maple syrup, BACON, etc. etc.) but I will stop there lest we clog an artery just by reading this.
You can also leave out the bourbon if need be (gasp!) and it will still taste fantastic. But in that case, I highly suggest adding more toppings to compensate.
Happy baby shower, Jess! I hope it is filled with all the happiness and trashed-up-foodiness and sprinkle-iness and sweetness you deserve. I can’t wait for your adorable little one to arrive!
- 1 cup chocolate ice cream
- 1 cup ice cubes
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- Whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chopped peanut butter cups and/or sprinkles, for topping
- In a blender, combine ice cream, ice cubes, peanut butter, bourbon and maple syrup. Blend until smooth and frothy.
- Divide between two glasses. Top with whipped cream and all the trashy toppings you desire.
And without further ado, the Most Epic List of Trashed-Up Baby Shower Foods to End All Trashed-Up Baby Shower Food Lists:
Trashed Up Salads
Gimme Some Oven – Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce
The Lemon Bowl – Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za’atar Crostini
With Style & Grace – Kale Salad with Apple, Hazelnuts & Bacon
Trashed Up Cocktails
Dine & Dish – Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail
Food For My Family – Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy Cocktail
Minimalist Baker – Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes
Stylish, Stealthy & (sometimes) Healthy – Apple Cider Shandy
A Spicy Perspective – Preggy Punch Mocktail
Honestly Yum – Maple Bacon Pisco Sour
Cookin Canuck – Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
A Thought For Food – Mezcal Citrico Cocktail
A House in the Hills – Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
The Novice Chef – Ginger Bourbon Apple Cider
Bran Appetit – Citrus Cider Punch Floats
Trashed Up Burgers
Edible Perspective – Meatloaf Veggie Burgers with Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
The Little Kitchen – Salmon BLT Sliders with an Avocado Aioli & Brie
Daisy At Home – Balsamic Beef Burger with Mac and Cheese
Cookies & Cups – Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger
Climbing Grier Mountain – Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy
Dessert For Two – Bleu Cheese Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries
Country Cleaver – Fig Rosemary Roast Chicken Brie Brussels Sprout Panini
Foodie Crush – The Best Cheeseburger Soup
Lady and Pups – Spicy Sambal Chicken Meatball Sub with Eggs
Two Peas & Their Pod – Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese
Bake Your Day – Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich
Trashed Up Tacos
Spoon Fork Bacon – Crunchy Ground Beef and Cheesy Tacos
The Fauxmartha – Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos
With Food + Love – Harvest Hash Breakfast Tacos
Mountain Mama Cooks – Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon
Heather Christo – Bahn Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce
A Couple Cooks – Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Fitnessista – San Diego Lobster Street Tacos
Trashed Up Desserts
Table for Two – Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles
My Name is Yeh – Mini Vanilla Loaf Cakes, All Trashed Up
Picky Palate – Pumpkin Spice Butterscotch Sprinkle Cupcakes
Sprinkle Bakes – Cake Batter Confetti Cupcakes
Averie Cooks – Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
Sweet Phi – Trashed Up Shortbread Cookie Bars
Love & Olive Oil – Loaded Junk Food Brownies
Lauren’s Latest – Bakery Sugar Cookies
Cookie + Kate – Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey and Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Flourishing Foodie – Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
The Sugar Hit – Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake
Hummingbird High – Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts
Top With Cinnamon – Triple Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Crumb Cake
Bake at 350 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes
Simple Bites – Lemon Layer Cake
Bakerella – Baby Block Cake Pops
She Wears Many Hats – Chocolate Covered Grapefruit
Trashed Up Pizza
Bev Cooks – Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza
Rachel Cooks – Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust
Foodie With Family – Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza
Shutterbean – Pesto Potato Bacon Pizza
i am a food blog – Grilled Cheese Pizza
My Life as a Mrs – Chili Cheese Dog Pizza
Simply Scratch – Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle
The Beeroness – Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza
Yes I Want Cake – Roasted Pumpkin Pizza
Two Red Bowls – Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza
Dula Notes – Pork Bahn Mi Pizza
Weelicious – Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets
Take a Megabite – Roasted Beet Pizza
Hungry Girl Por Vida – Hard Cider Braised Pork with Sour Cherries and Cheesy Polenta
Bakers Royale – Trash’d Street Tacos
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