The Olympics are here!!!! Most days, I couldn’t care less about sports, but there’s something about the Olympics that just draws me in. I love all the stories of triumph, the drama of the competition, the young kids working their asses off for something they truly love. Other people’s passion is contagious and I’m highly susceptible.
Actually watching can be a bit difficult since we’ve cut the cord and only have Netflix. We don’t even have an antenna to get network channels. C’est la vie. It’s worth the rest of the time. I was able to “borrow” the necessary information to watch the live stream, which isn’t ideal, but it’s definitely better than paying for cable.
To celebrate, we decided to make White Russian Milkshakes. Even though it’s been a bit chilly here in paradise, it’s never too cold for ice cream, and the high alcohol content helps to keep you warm anyway. This milkshake tastes exactly like a white russian, which probably isn’t Russian at all, but I certainly didn’t want to eat boiled cabbage to celebrate the opening ceremonies. Cocktails are always better.
You can certainly adjust the alcohol content to your desired level. I let my husband make these, and he can be a bit heavy handed. But unless you’re actually training for the luge or something, I can’t think of any reason why you shouldn’t enjoy a potent cocktail while watching all those skinny kids march past. It will make the whole thing extra awesome.
Do you go nuts for the Olympics, too? What’s your favorite sport? What’s your favorite Olympic cocktail? When are we gonna have a party? Let’s do it now!
- 1 quart vanilla bean ice cream
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 cup Kahlua
- Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. It's a milkshake. Don't freak out.
- Pour into four glasses and prepare for your lips to go numb.