Maple Mudslides

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Author Notes: When I was a kid, my mother and my Aunt Marie would often spend late Saturday afternoons in the kitchen with the blender, a quart of ice cream from Howard Johnson's, and a couple of shots from whatever bottle they came across first in the liquor cabinet, concocting wonderfully boozy drinks that would be later consumed by the adults at cocktail hour. If I promised to help clean up (and not tell my father and Uncle Charlie what happened to the rest of the bottle of booze), I would be rewarded with a spoonful of the day's offering. My personal favorite was the Brandy Alexander made with peach ice cream, with the Grasshopper (made with mint ice cream) a real close second. Sadly, Aunt Marie is no longer with us, and these days my mother is perfectly happy with a nice gin and tonic before dinner. But I like to think that this is something they might have enjoyed. The maple ice cream is adapted from a 2007 recipe from the New York Times, or you could use purchased maple ice cream if you can find some.wssmom

Serves 2

Maple Ice Cream

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 5 egg yolk
  1. Fill a pan with ice cubes, set aside. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs yolks until thick, set aside. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the cream and half-and-half to a simmer, lower heat and stir in the sugars, the maple syrup, vanilla bean and the scrapings.
  2. Whisk about a quarter-cup of the cream into the egg yolks, then slowly whisk in the rest of the cream. Strain back into the saucepan, turn up the head to medium-low and stir until the custard is slightly thickened. Remove to a heat-proof bowl, set the bowl into the pan of ice cubes, and cool completely. Freeze according to your ice cream maker's directions.

Mudslide

  • 2 scoops maple ice cream
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish cream liquor, such as Bailey's
  • 1 1/2 ounces coffee liquor, such as Kahlua
  1. Whiz together all ingredients in a blender. Serve in two pretty glasses. Enjoy!,
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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Whoa! You have to be kidding me?!?! This sounds insanely good.

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over 2 years ago wssmom

Thanks HLA!

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over 2 years ago Bevi

You truly are the Queen of the Cocktail. This sounds like a great concoction.

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over 2 years ago wssmom

Ice cream and booze, what's not to like LOL!

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over 2 years ago wssmom

Perhaps we can partake of a batch at our next get together!

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over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yum! Love this - on a hot afternoon by the pool - perfect! You are the Queen Of Cocktails!!! (my friends are still talking about those spicy vodka cherry tomatoes that we made - your recipe)

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over 2 years ago wssmom

I am sooooo looking forward to hot afternoons by the pool! Thanks!

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over 2 years ago aargersi

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Get on down here stat! We are poolside all weekend!!!

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over 2 years ago wssmom

Dang! I knew I should have taken the weekend off work ....

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over 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Oh I love Baileys....and Ice cream. And the story!!!!!

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over 2 years ago wssmom

Baileys and ice cream, perfect together! Thanks!

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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You're a woman after my own boozy heart. Yum! have you ever tried Tuaca? Vanilla citrus liqueur - hla told me about it - so yummy.

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over 2 years ago wssmom

I MUST try vanilla citrus liquer - that sounds scrumptious!

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over 2 years ago drbabs

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perfect

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over 2 years ago wssmom

Thanks, drbabs!

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over 2 years ago wssmom

Works well both as a drink and dessert hahaha!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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LOVE this, everything about this is perfect, i have everything to make this wonderful drink. Making it tonight, Lovely story and boozy shake.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Made this last night, couldn't wait to make maple ice cream so I ad libbed and mixed maple syrup with vanilla. I had a salad for dinner so I could enjoy this as my dessert/drink and WOW is it good. Creamy boozy goodness, I am so in love with this wish I could have one every day!!