Reserve plenty of real estate on the holiday dessert table for this, I’m telling you, it’s going to be a huge hit. Let the kids have at the pies, this Wild Turkey and Amaretto laced butter pecan ice cream concoction is where it’s at. It’s dessert and after dinner cocktail rolled into one delicious frozen treat.
I patterned it after my favorite summer drink, the Hummer, another adult milkshake. This one gets dressed up with a quick drizzle of caramel sauce for the holidays. It’s sensational, but I don’t think I really even have to bother to try to describe the flavors and the textures of this, do I? I think you can imagine it just fine on your own…
What You Will Need
- I pint container Häagen-Dazs butter pecan ice cream
- 1 oz Wild Turkey 101
- 1 oz Amaretto
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cream
- pinch of salt
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Make the caramel sauce by mixing the sugar, cream, butter and salt in a saucepan and heating to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, then pour into a jar and let cool. If the sauce thickens too much after cooling, microwave it for a few seconds.
- For the cocktail, blend the ice cream, the Wild Turkey and the Amaretto in a blender until smooth. Serve in fancy glasses garnished with a drizzle of the sauce.
- If you'd like to make this ahead, put the whole blender back in the freezer after blending and then give it a quick re-blend right before serving.
Multiply the amounts in this recipe as you like. The caramel sauce is slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman
You can actually blend this up before your guests arrive, and then stash the whole blender in the freezer. The alcohol will prevent it from freezing solid, and you can give it a quick blend right before serving.
You really need this on your Thanksgiving menu, trust me.