Recipe: King Cake Shake
It is customary to bake a trinket into the King Cake — a small baby figure specifically designed for this purpose, or a bean if the other isn't available. The one who finds the trinket in his or her piece earns certain privileges, perhaps being named king or queen of a krewe. It is also expected that he or she would host a party or supply the next year's cake. This rich, creamy shake also lets you hide the trinket by simply dropping it into one of the glasses before serving your guests.
- 1-1/2 cups cake batter ice cream
- 1/2 cup butter pecan ice cream
- 1/2 cup rum raisin ice cream
- 1 tablespoon bourbon (or vanilla extract)
- 1 cup skim milk
- trinket: baby figure or bean
- whipped cream, for serving
- purple, green and gold sprinkles or colored sugars, for decoration
Place all ingredients in a blender and whiz them together until smooth. Place a trinket into the bottom of one of four small glasses. Pour the shake into the glasses, top with whipped cream and decorations, and serve immediately.
This recipe was written by Mary Bilyeu and originally posted on AnnArbor.com on Feb. 21, 2012.