Splurge on Fat Tuesday with one of these over-the-top, New Orleans inspired, Mardi Gras milkshakes and let the good times roll!
King Cake Milkshake: To decorate the rim of the glass, cover it with vanilla frosting and purple, yellow, and green sanding sugar. Top a vanilla and cinnamon milkshake with a mini King Cake (quickly made at home by unrolling and twisting Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls and topping with purple, yellow, and green sanding sugar), whipped cream, and, of course, a plastic baby! Noisemakers and beaded necklaces are optional! Beignet and Chicory Coffee Milkshake: If you love Café du Monde in New Orleans, then this milkshake is for you! It’s a coffee milkshake made with Café du Monde’s chicory coffee, vanilla ice cream, and milk. The rim of the glass is decorated with espresso-flavored frosting and crushed chocolate covered espresso beans. The milkshake is then topped with two homemade Café du Monde beignets, whipped cream, and chocolate covered espresso beans! You can make the beignets at home using this Café du Monde beignet mix!Bananas Foster Milkshake: While Bananas Foster was invented in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan’s in New Orleans, Louisiana, you can make this milkshake at home! Simply make bananas foster by flambéing butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, banana liqueur, dark rum, and bananas. Then blend the bananas foster with vanilla ice cream and milk. I decorated the rims of my glasses with caramel frosting and banana chips, drizzled the extra banana foster sauce inside the glasses, and topped the milkshakes with crème bruléed bananas and whipped cream. Hurricane Milkshake: If you’ve been to New Orleans, you’ve surely ended up at Pat O’Brien’s where the Hurricane was invented in the 1940s. It’s a dangerous drink, but it makes a delicious passion-fruit flavored milkshake! Simply blend vanilla ice cream with rum, passion fruit juice, lemon juice, and grenadine. Decorate the rim of the glass with passion fruit frosting then top the milkshake with whipped cream and a pineapple wedge or orange slice as well as a cherry on top! Praline Milkshake: If you make pralines and have any leftover, make them into a milkshake! Simply decorate your glass with caramel frosting and pecans, then blend butter pecan ice cream, milk, and 1-2 pralines. Top your milkshake with whipped cream, a praline, pecans, and a drizzle of caramel sauce and enjoy!
And of course, you can really make the good times roll by making any of these milkshakes boozy by adding bourbon or vanilla or whipped cream flavored vodka!