Boozy Milkshakes | July 13, 2017

Hi, I’m Nadine, the intern for Tovolo from Switzerland and I’m excited to be doing a Tovolove takeover this week!

Last week we shared our favorite little addition to a milkshake, mini cookies! This week, we are amping up those milkshakes with a different little something extra. That’s right, you guessed it…booze! One of the first things I learned here at Tovolo is that adding a little booze makes everyone just a little bit happier.

Summer time is happy hour time, and we can’t get enough of summer drinks and ice cream. So what better to do than combine them into one delicious treat? After a little internet rummaging, I had a few ideas for fancy boozy milkshakes.  And that’s how I started…

Far away from Switzerland, I try to integrate a little from my culture in everything I do. My favorite is making typical food from my home country in combination with American food. Switzerland is part of everything I do, even though I feel more and more like an American.

There is this German proverb, “Alle guten Dinge sind drei!” which means, “All good things are three!”  We use it in every type of conversation – when we talk about food, or a family with three kids. Originally, the proverb was meant to say that if you fail on the first try, you have two more to do it right. So don’t give up and give it another try! But if you fail three times, you probably should stop and look for something else.

If we take the original meaning of the proverb, I have three tries to make a delicious boozy milkshake for you. I gave it a try, three times, and I can say that every one of these three drinks is good. They are easy to make and quickly drunk. And with three different boozy milkshakes to choose from, there should be one for every taste. Find the one you like the most of these three drinks: a Piña Colada Milkshake, a Margarita Milkshake and a Boozy Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake!

Proscht! Cheers!


YIELDS 4 Shakes each  |  PREP TIME  10 min each  |  PRINT PDF

Piña Colada Boozy Milkshake

  • ½ cup light rum
  • 1 can (10 oz.) pineapple chunks with juice
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups ice
  • Pineapple and whipped cream for garnish
  • In a blender, combine rum, pineapple chunks and juice, lime juice, coconut cream, vanilla ice cream and ice. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a hurricane or highball glass. Garnish with whipped cream and a slice of pineapple.


Margarita Boozy Milkshake

  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 lime zest
  • 3 oz. (6 Tbsp) silver tequila
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbsp) triple sec
  • 2 limes
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • In a small plate or bowl, combine 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and the zest of 1 lime. Mix together. Cut a small wedge of lime and rub it around the rim of the glass to moisten. Dip the glass into the lime sugar to coat the rim.
  • In a blender, combine tequila, triple sec, and the juice of 2 limes. Add the vanilla ice cream and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the milkshake into the prepared glass. Top with whipped cream and additional lime zest and garnish with a slice of lime.


Strawberry Shortcake Boozy Milkshake

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup whipped cream vodka
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups (10 oz.) frozen strawberries
  • Diced angel food cake
  • Fresh strawberry for topping
  • Cut the angel food cake into small cubes and freeze these.
  • In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, vodka, milk, and frozen strawberries. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the frozen cake cubes and gently mix it together.
  • Pour the milkshake into a large glass and garnish it with a slice of angel food cake and a fresh strawberry.