I was thinking of doing a King Cake milkshake for Mardi Gras, but then figured someone would choke on the little baby, so when I saw the Cafe Du Monde beignet mix and Cafe Du Monde French Roast coffee at the store, I knew I had to make a Mardi Gras Milkshake made with a coffee milkshake and garnished with beignets … and if you want to make it a true French Quarter milkshake, add some bourbon to it! They call it Bourbon Street for a reason! So then I made my foil adhesive stickers for my glasses, found some themed straws, noisemakers, beads, and masks, then fried up the beignets, and made the milkshakes! And the beignets are SO good! The mix was surprisingly easy to use – just add water, add a LIBERAL amount of flour, roll it out, cut the dough to size, then fry them! Sprinkle some powdered sugar and you can almost swear you’re in New Orleans … minus the heat and the day drinking. Anyhow, here’s the recipe:
- Cafe Du Monde Beignet Mix
- 7 oz water
- 1-2 cups of flour
- Oil for frying
- powdered sugar for sprinkling
- Whipped Cream:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream
- ⅓ cup milk
- 6 oz of double-strength brewed coffee, room temp or cold
- handful of coffee beans (I used 6, you can use more if you like the taste of coffee)
- chocolate sauce (optional)
- hot fudge (not warmed) on the edge of glass as garnish
- powdered sugar as garnish
- coffee beans as garnish
- ground coffee as garnish
- optional: 1-2 ounces bourbon per milkshake, this recipe makes 3, so 3-6 ounces bourbon to make them boozy!
- Start by brewing your coffee and leave it out to cool or put it in the fridge to cool.
- Next, make your beignets, follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- Then make your whipped cream. Combine all 3 whipped cream ingredients from above into your chilled stand mixer bowl and whip on medium-low until peaks form.
- Next, garnish your glasses. Add hot fudge to rim, roll it in powdered sugar, tap off the excess, and then roll in coffee beans.
- Next, make your milkshake. Combine your vanilla ice cream, milk, coffee, and coffee beans in your blender and mix until smooth.
- If you want to add chocolate sauce inside the glass, add it now, then pour your milkshake into the glass, top with whipped cream, add your straw and noisemaker, thread two beignets on a skewer and add to the milkshake, then add a few dashes of ground coffee to the top as garnish.
And if you want to add fun designs to your glasses, I’ll be adding a tutorial on how I made my FAT TUESDAY glass and the masks using my Cricut Explore. I’ll link to it here once it’s live.
And it’s late, but it’s still Friday, so here’s my Friday Five:
- This adorable and intricate Spoon Art.
- Looking to get crafty? Try one of the these 5 Modern DIY Book Ends!
- DIY Envelope Liners for your Valentines! (I so want to do this, but not for all 66 cards … sorry.)
- Have you seen Justin Bieber’s Sorry video? I’m sorry, but I’m obsessed. Don’t worry, he isn’t in it! And I wish he didn’t sing it, but he does, and it’s my current jam. But the video is awesome. I had to google the choreographer and watch her other videos. (Obsessed.)
- And these DIY Rose-Tined Glassware – perfect for your Galentine’s Day party.
Ok, back to the original programming of Mardi Gras Milkshakes! And come back next Friday for another milkshake … it’s a VALENTINE’S DAY milkshake and it is way over-the-top crazy outrageous! Hope you all have an awesome weekend!