It's almost over but, Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos!
We didn't do any big celebrating, but I made sure to have a margarita.
Do you guys know one of my favorite things in life?
For reals. I'm all about the sweet and salty if you don't know by now.
I chose to roll with the dulce de leche because I love all things caramel and have seen those little dulce de leche cans around stores and always wondered what to make with it. Now was the time to find out. While I was in the aisle I saw the canned kind, and some more dulce de leche squeezable caramel sauce, same brand. So I just got both. I ended up using the pourable caramel sauce. I'll figure out what to do with the other stuff, oh don't you worry.
I opted for something simple yet something that will brighten any day or put a nice end to a rough work day or week. I found this salted caramel milkshake recipe... with some alcohol added in. Oh I'm all on that!
Salted Caramel Milkshake
slightly adapted from Food Network
- 1 cup french vanilla ice cream
- 1/3 cup Nestle La Lechera Dulce de Leche caramel sauce (squeeze bottle)
- 1 shot 1800 silver tequila
- Whipped cream
- Sea salt and/or candied orange peel, for garnish
Blend the ice cream, dulce de leche caramel sauce, tequila and 3 ice cubes in a blender on medium speed until thick and smooth. Pour in glass and top with whipped cream, sea salt and/or candied orange peel.
This recipe made one margarita-glass full.
You can definitely make these without the alcohol too for the young ones. Or for yourself if you're not into the whole alcohol thing. But then we can't be friends. Just kidding, just kidding. That just means more alcohol for me :)
Check out these other Mexican recipes for other Cinco de Mayo ideas!
Baked Creamy Chicken Flautas
Chicken Taco Lasagna with Cilantro Lime Sauce
Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce
Southwest Chicken Burritos
White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce
Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad
Mexican Sour Cream Rice
Southwestern Deviled Eggs
Hot Fiesta Dip
Homemade Taco Mix
Peace, and bacon grease!
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