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Bourbon Ball Milk Shakes

This heavenly milk shake, based on bite-size Southern candies called Bourbon Balls, combines bourbon, which has lovely vanilla undertones, with vanilla ice cream for a perfect flavor match.

  • Yield: Makes 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2009


  • 12 large scoops (about 1/2 gallon) vanilla ice cream
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) bourbon, preferably Woodford Reserve
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus 1/4 cup, whipped, for serving
  • 1 cup walnut halves, plus more chopped for garnish
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for garnish


  1. Puree ice cream, bourbon, heavy cream, walnuts, and chocolate chips in a blender. Divide among four 16-ounce glasses.

  2. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with walnuts and chocolate chips.

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