Happy Endings

June is the month when grilling out becomes a familiar occurrence at my house. If the weather's warm and it can be cooked on the grill, chances are that you'll see us out on the deck grilling away! So what does that have to do with dessert? Well, when you've finished an outdoor meal, you need a special dessert. Not just anything will do.

Enter Kahlua Cream Shakes! This cool coffee treat is definitely for a decidedly adult gathering, but it is also sure to bring out a bit of the kid in you. Try using different flavors of ice cream to give your shakes some new dimensions. Just make sure that you let me know about your results!

Kahlua Cream Shakes

  • 2 oz. Kahlua
  • 8 oz. strong coffee (best if slightly chilled)
  • 2 generous scoops of French silk ice cream (or your favorite variety)
  • whipped cream to garnish

Combine Kahlua, coffee and ice cream in a blender. Blend for about 1 minute or until thoroughly combined. Immediately pour into tall glasses and garnish with whipped cream.

  • Yields: 2 servings (1 serving = 1 cup)
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes