Though Hanukkah has come and gone, we still have Christmas and New Year’s to think about! While everyone is thinking about baking and cooking, I am thinking about what new cocktail recipe I can feature during my annual New Year’s Day party. (If you have never been to Philadelphia on New Year’s Day before here is information about the Mummer’s Parade and a video series.) Thanks to the DuClaw Brewing Company, I was able to take their For Pete’s Sake Imperial Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter and create an adult milkshake!
For anyone who is wondering how I decided to go with an adult milkshake, here’s why. As much as I want to get into baking – it hasn’t hit me yet! Working in the retail industry this year has been completely exhausting and I’ve made a few extra tips to happy hour because of it, ha! When Scott told me the beer finally came and we should make brownies, I had no desire to bake. The lightbulb did go on though for making a boozy milkshake. Also, Scott has never had a homemade milkshake before so it was time to change that as well. The For Pete’s Sake Imperial Porter is a bolder cousin of DuClaw’s Sweet Baby Jesus! It has an ABV of 9% and has a roasted malt flavor with subtle notes of fruit and coffee. If you ask me one 12 oz beer is the perfect option to make milkshakes for two!
Now let’s get started on the recipe. (Serving size – 2)
1 – 12oz For Pete’s Sake Imperial Porter
1/2 quart of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
4 oz Chocolate Syrup
5 – ice cubes
Pour porter into blender first. (The blender I am using can be found here. Its great because it has a milkshake option for blending.)
Next is adding in the chocolate syrup. As you saw above I said to add four ounces but its really your preference. By adding the chocolate syrup, it enhances the chocolate notes in the beer.
Now blend for around 5 minutes.
Ready to pour!
Time to consume! I used two 12 oz glasses for serving.
I hope this tasty milkshake can be added to your list of holiday drinks for this week. From my family to yours – happy holidays!
Thank you to DuClaw for sponsoring this post!