FLOATING KITCHEN

Seasonally inspired recipes from 42.79 N, 70.81 W

  • Pecan Pie Milkshakes
  • Pecan Pie Milkshakes

Pecan Pie Milkshakes

Like!
0
Posted on November 24, 2014
Category: ,

You guys. I did something naughty (p.s. don’t you just love that word?). I put a piece of pie in the blender with ice cream and booze.

This achievement (if you can call pushing the button on your blender an achievement) is life altering. Which is why I just had to share it with you today. This recipe was earmarked for after Thanksgiving as a “what to do with your leftover pie” blog post. But I jumped the gun. Stuff like this shouldn’t be kept a secret.

I could never work for the CIA…

The idea for this comes from my blogging friend Laura who put a piece of pumpkin pie in her blender last year. Mind blown. Let’s all take a moment to thank Laura for bringing this brilliant idea to us humans. I assumed this trick would work with any old pie and lucky for us, it totally does. Life is good sometimes.

I used a slice of my Chocolate Lovers Pecan Pie for this milkshake. But whatever pecan pie you happen to have in your refrigerator will be great here. Heck, you might want to make a fresh pie just so you can pulverize it into a zillion pieces for this milkshake. It’s that good.

Cheers,

Liz

One year ago: Roasted Chestnuts

Pecan Pie Milkshakes

Serves 2

Pecan Pie Milkshakes

Ingredients

  • For the Milkshake
  • 1 large slice pecan pie
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2-4 tablespoons bourbon or rum, optional

  • For Garnish
  • Whipped cream
  • Pecans, roughly chopped
  • Cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients for the milkshake in your blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Transfer to glasses. Garish with whipped cream, pecans and a dusting of cocoa powder. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

1. If you skip the alcohol, add a couple extra tablespoons of milk before blending.

http://www.floatingkitchen.net/pecan-pie-milkshakes/
Pinterest


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
  • Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
  • Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Like!
1
Posted on November 21, 2014
Category:

Happy Friday friends!

How is your Thanksgiving planning coming along? The big day is almost here! Are you as cool as a cucumber? Or do you need a stiff drink?

Things are looking kind of organized over here. I’ve nailed down the major details, so now I’m starting to pull together the smaller bits and pieces, including what we’ll all be drinking on the big day. Because I’m a firm believer that every party feels more like a party if there is a signature cocktail.

As the hostess with the mostess, I want my guests to feel extra special on Thanksgiving. But the reality of the situation is that I don’t always have the time to be mixing up individual drink orders. There is a turkey to baste, squash to roast and something simmering on the stove that I’ve likely forgotten about. A signature house cocktail solves all my problems. It’s fun, festive, easy and completely hands off!

You can make up a big pitcher of this Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria an hour (or more) before your guests arrive, then set it out and let people serve themselves. Total low stress situation happening right >>here<<. It’s crisp, refreshing and just a little bit sweet, making it the perfect drink for your friends and family to sip on while they mingle and wait for the main event.

And let’s talk about the genius that is apple cider ice cubes. Apple cider ice cubes people! The pitcher stays cold and your drink doesn’t get all watered down. I really felt like I was winning at life when I came up with that one.

Cheers,

Liz

One year ago: Molded Cranberry Sauce

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Serves 8

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Ingredients

  • 2-4 cups fresh apple cider, divided
  • 1/2 cup brandy (I used E&J)
  • 2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur (I used Cointreau)
  • Juice from one orange
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling white wine (I used Cupcake Moscato d’Asti)
  • 2 apples (I like to use one green and one red)

Instructions

  1. Make the apple cider ice cubes. Fill the wells of an ice cube tray with apple cider and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours or overnight if possible.
  2. Make the sangria. In a large pitcher combine 2 cups of the apple cider, the brandy, orange liqueur and fresh orange juice. Gently stir in the sparkling wine.
  3. Slice the apples into matchsticks and add them to the sangria. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  4. To serve, add a handful of the apple cider ice cubes to the pitcher. Set it out along with some glasses and allow your guests to serve themselves.
http://www.floatingkitchen.net/sparkling-apple-cider-sangria/
Pinterest


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS