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If you’re looking for that special little something to welcome guests to your next party, and if you need a good excuse to buy some of those red and white paper straws that are so very popular on Pinterest and if you happen to be looking for a good reason to keep that arched candle holder that holds a gazillion tea lights, then these adorable little shakes are here to save the day!
First, place the into a blender and cover with the warm water. Blend until slush. Use a tamper for this but if you don’t have one, just stop the blending every once in a while to shift the ice around so it doesn’t get stuck.
Drain the water out as much as you can. Pour the Bailey’s Irish Cream over the ice. Add the Dreyer’s Slow Churned Coffee Ice Cream. (I use Dreyer’s Slow Churned because it has great flavor and has been slow churned. Ice cream that is not slow churned is airy and would become frothy in the shake.)
Blend on low and raise speed only as needed. Blend until all ingredients are mixed together.
Next find every adorable mini glass or food safe tea light candle holder you own and fill with your delicious shakes. It’s okay if the glasses don’t match. That’s part of the charm—at least that’s what my friends have said.
Pull out your dusty candle holder and clean it well. Next, figure out which glasses will fit inside the candle holders. Buy some of those life-changing red and white paper straws everyone is using and cut a bunch of them in half. Finally, find some festive red and white polka dot napkins (I do love polka dots) to match, string some lights and ornaments and voilà! The perfect greeting for your guests.
If you would like to make nonalcoholic shakes, just substitute the Bailey’s with some store bought Starbucks Frappaccino.
A sweet and tangy mint syrup served with shredded Persian cucumber over ice is just the refreshing drink you need to beat the heat!
This recipe makes about 1 gallon of syrup. You’ll have plenty left over to give away as a great homemade gift.
1 tablespoon is enough for an 8oz glass of the julep.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!