We’ve been talking about tequila this month, and I felt like today was a good time to bring in a different kind of tequila to try — coffee tequila. A few years ago, a friend introduced me to Patrón’s line of tequilas called XO Cafe. If you like Kahlua, you’ll love this smooth, sweet coffee tequila. It is high-proof, meaning it has a high alcohol content and the flavor has distinct notes of vanilla and chocolate. You can sip it on its own, or you can mix it into cocktails. Or, you can spike a classic milkshake.
Milkshakes are such a big treat for me. Since I’m lactose intolerant, I only let myself have them once in a while, and I usually can’t finish the whole thing. I’m trying to turn down ice cream-based desserts, but I just cannot turn down a coffee milkshake. And I definitely couldn’t turn down a coffee tequila milkshake.
This one is creamy and coffee-y. It has three kind of coffee flavors — coffee ice cream, ground coffee beans and coffee tequila. It would make a fabulous dessert after dinner, or you could make it for a snack or just whenever you crave a milkshake. (If you’re like me, that’s probably all the time.) The coffee tequila is also fabulous drizzled over ice cream, so if you’re without a blender, you can still enjoy all the flavors of this milkshake.
Side note: If the thought of ice cream right now is terrifying because you have billions of feet of it at your front door, then I urge you to add some (clean) snow to your coffee tequila milkshake. You know, just for luck. Or because you can. I would, if our snow hadn’t already melted. I did it last year though, it was awesome. I would highly recommend. // susannah
A creamy coffee milkshake spiked with coffee-flavored tequila
- 2 ounces coffee-flavored tequila, such as Patrón XO Cafe
- 2 scoops coffee ice cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon ground coffee beans
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- coffee beans for garnish
- In a blender, combine tequila, ice cream, milk, ground coffee and nutmeg. Blend on high speed until thickened. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.