As promised last week, this week I'm featuring a green cocktail for St. Patrick's Day. This boozy matcha shake is such a treat for the warmer weather. Refreshing and sweet, it's perfect for spring.
A definite indulgence and a milkshake at its core, matcha ups the ante transforming this into a trendy dessert. The vanilla vodka transforms the dessert into a cocktail.
The result? YUM.
First, you need to get out your blender. Grab your favorite vanilla ice cream, real vanilla extract, milk, and matcha powder.
To your blender, add all the ingredients and blend. I like a thicker, chunkier milkshake so I pulsed more than I truly blended. If you blend too much and it gets soupy no worries, just add another scoop of ice cream. Problem solved.
Once your milkshake is done you can share if you'd like. You know the kids (and possibly your spouse) are now watching your every move waiting for you to offer them some.
For this reason, I whip up a double batch of the milkshake so my son (and husband) can join in on the fun. It's not fair if mom gets a milkshake and the kiddos don't, right?
Once the milkshake is ready, pour it into your favorite glass. Now is when I add the vodka. With a spoon, mix it in a bit and you are ready for the topping.
Whipped cream. YAY.
I made my own with heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Feel free to use store-bought too. Either way, your milkshake is ready for your enjoyment.
1/2 cup milk
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 teaspoon matcha powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 shot vanilla vodka
Green Sprinkles (optional)
Blend the first 4 ingredients together in your blender. Pour milkshake into a glass and add the vodka. Give it a quick stir with a spoon and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.