I hope this blog finds you well or drunk, because HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!! Today we’re going to discuss the Guinness Milkshake to get you in the mood for Fake Patty’s day.
When Ariana and I traveled across the United States, I really wanted a specialty cocktail in Los Angeles. They are one of the cocktail capitals of the United States. I almost ordered a Guinness milkshake, but Ariana (and good old common sense) talked me out of it.
However, when I got back to Raleigh, I made sure I made these. 1) so I could actually talk to them and 2) as an homage to my 18-year-old self, where I tried to make milkshakes with rum with my Grace at that time. At 18, we drank them, but goddamn they were disgusting. For whatever, we didn’t think of, I don’t know, looking up a recipe. We just went on a whim over spring break and made a milkshake and added rum. It was awful. Don’t do that. Make a Guinness milkshake instead.
3 1/2 cups of chocolate/vanilla ice cream
Put the ice cream and Guinness in a blender. Blend until you have the consistency that you like for your milkshakes. Pour into a glass and drink.
You have to really like the taste the Guinness, because the ice cream brings out its flavor. I’m not a professional taste testers, so see notes here. I don’t know what it is. I have used both chocolate and vanilla ice cream while making this, and I think they’re both good.
If I had to judge the drink I would give it a 4 out 5. I’m not sure if I’m giving the drink a 3 out of 5 for taste and then an extra star for nostalgia and awesomeness (Really, an alcoholic milkshake! Sweet!) Or if it tastes good and deserves a 4 out of 5 in its own rate. You taste it and be the judge.
Regardless of what you do, make these at home. As you’ll see below, it’s $12 to make at lots at home, or $8 to drink one at the Roosevelt in LA on Hollywood Boulevard (which I’m sure is a typical prize for that drink across the board.)
6 pack of 12 oz cans of Guinness: $9
1.5 quarts vanilla/chocolate Ice Cream $3
Total cost: $12
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And, as always, happy and safe drinking!