It's Derby time in Kentucky! The Kentucky Derby is the biggest weekend of the year in the bluegrass and it epitomizes all things southern. I am always on the lookout for recipes that look perfect for derby parties and festivities and I recently came across these Derby Pie Milkshakes via the Camille Styles blog. I was so excited to try these because it gave me the perfect excuse to use my newly acquired collection of vintage derby glasses! My Aunt Dot recently gave me an entire box of derby glasses from the 60's-80's that she had collected over the years. I am in love with all the different graphics and styles of each glass, each is so unique and perfectly retro. These are something that I will use year after year for derby parties and definitely display throughout the year too. This milkshake is the perfect decadent dessert for your derby day festivities and it also makes for a beautiful presentation. I've included all the ingredients you need and instructions below!
Makes 1 large milkshake
3 small scoops chocolate ice cream
3 small scoops butter pecan ice cream
1/4 cup whole milk, ice cold
2-3 tablespoons bourbon, to taste
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon pecan pieces, toasted
3 graham crackers, crushed
1 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp light brown sugar
1. Place your glass in the freezer to chill.
2. Begin by preparing the graham cracker crumbles. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet or baking pan.
3. Whisk together the crushed graham crackers, butter, and brown sugar. Spread the mixture out onto the parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
4. Add your icecream and milk to the blender and blend until smooth. Add your bourbon and blend again (it will be thick but you can add more milk until it is the consistency you prefer!).
5. Pour your chocolate syrup onto a small plate. Turn your milkshake glass upside down and press the rim into the chocolate syrup. Take the glass and dip it next into your graham cracker crumbles.
6. Pour your milkshake into your garnished glass and top with whipped cream and pecans! (serve immediately)
How amazing do these look?! They are so rich and chocolatey with a hint of bourbon and pecan. The graham cracker crumbles and toasted pecans add the perfect bit of crunch and texture as well. These are definitely a crowd pleaser especially with the projected heat wave for this year's derby- an ideal dessert that is refreshing and cool! I can't think of a better way to celebrate Kentucky than a milkshake filled with bourbon!