Hi, Sunday Morning Bakers!
We’ve accelerated our schedule so we’ll be ready for Baked Occasions when it rolls off the presses in October.
Next posting date is Sunday, 22 Jun.
Yield: 4 milk shakes
3 to 3 1/2 cups (from 2 pints) premium vanilla ice cream, to taste
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 or 4 ice cubes
1/4 cup good-quality bourbon
6 tablespoons Simple Chocolate Syrup (page 192), cooled, divided
Baked Note: Plainly and simply, use a good-quality bourbon for this milk shake (heck, you can always nip away at what’s left in the bottle). I tested with Blanton’s and Knob Creek, though almost any complex, earthy, caramel-y bourbon will work.
Place 4 heavy 12-ounce or larger glasses in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
Put 3 cups of the ice cream, the milk, ice cubes, bourbon, and 4 tablespoons of the chocolate syrup in a powerful blender. Blend until smooth. A good milk shake should be eaten with a spoon—so if the milk shake seems too thin, add another ¼ to ½ cup ice cream and blend again. Divide the shake evenly among the chilled glasses and top each with 1/2 tablespoon of the remaining chocolate syrup. Serve immediately.
Excerpted from Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Copyright © 2012 by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Excerpted by permission of Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of Abrams. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.