Vanilla is our ingredient of the season. We’re looking forward to a few months of both sweet and savory dishes using vanilla. Plus, we’re a huge fan of milkshakes, so if you like today’s post, you may want to check out our matcha tea milkshake and hazelnut liqueur shake!
I made a bottle of vanilla vodka last week, as you’ll see below, it’s super easy to do, and it’s even better than the store-bought vanilla varieties because this is made with 100% real vanilla, nothing artificial here… and then we added candy-coated malted eggs.
Truth be told, vanilla vodka has never been on my radar, but since I’ve experimented with making the tea infused and rosemary infused vodkas, vanilla and vodka seemed like an obvious pairing. It wasn’t until after I made it that I wondered what to do with it. Calder said “throw it away”. Thanks. Then I did a Google search and came upon a comment board where multiple people recommended giving it away. What’s wrong with everyone?
So I was on my own, but undeterred. After a quick walk through the Easter section of the grocery store, I had my answer : malted egg milkshakes! The vanilla vodka is a perfect fit since it just ups the vanilla flavoring will giving you a nice buzz. And that’s how our milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
With the addition of the malted eggs, this shake is a perfect treat for all of the adults who deserve a little something after hiding all of those eggs (and it’ll make watching that search even more fun!), but if you want to keep it simple, just add a dash of vanilla vodka to any milkshake and call it a day.
Making the vodka couldn’t be easier. Place one split vanilla bean in a 750ml bottle of vodka. Let it infuse for about a week, and then taste the vodka to see if you’re happy with the flavor. You can always let it infuse longer, and if you end up with more vanilla flavor than you like, you can dilute it with more plain vodka.
Malted Egg Milkshake
You want a recipe for a milkshake? Are you crazy? Put your ice cream, milk, and a few roughly chopped malted eggs in a blender. Blend until you’re happy with the consistency. Pour the shake into a glass with your desired quantity of vodka (maybe your Easter’s calling for a double shot?). Top it with whipped cream and a few more bits of crushed eggs. Enjoy!
Now go have fun hiding those eggs.