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BOOZY FRESH CHERRY BLACK BOTTOM MILKSHAKE

Ingredients

  • Makes two big servings or four small
  • GANACHE
  • 4 squares of chocolate - about 2 ounces. I used 60% bittersweet Ghirardelli brand
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • MILKSHAKE INGREDIENTS
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly pitted cherries plus extra for garnish
  • 1 1/2 ounces of brandy
  • 1 cup of milk more if you like your shakes thinner
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2/3 cup whipped topping for garnish

Instructions

  • MAKE THE GANACHE
  • In a small sauce pan, heat the cream until it bubbles on the sides and just simmers.
  • Place the chocolate squares in a small bowl and pour the cream over the top. Let it sit for five minutes, then whisk together with a fork until smooth.
  • MAKE THE MILKSHAKES
  • In a medium sized bowl, place the cherries and pour the brandy on top. Toss the two items together and let them sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Place the ice cream, the brandied cherries, the almond extract, honey and milk in a blender and process on high speed until smooth. Taste with a spoon to see if you'd like it a little sweeter (add more honey) or thinner (add more milk.)
  • In your serving glasses, divide the chocolate ganache on the bottom, and then pour the cherry milkshake over the top. Add about 1/3 cup of whipped topping to garnish, and another fresh cherry.
  • NOTE: I use coconut milk ice cream and regular cream to make this shake and it was delish. I add this note just in case you wonder about using a dairy alternative - it's totally fine and works great.