Easter is just around the corner and this year, there’s a whole new way to enjoy all the usual traditional chocolatey treats: with added gin! Clocking in at 2500 calories, this drink isn't for the faint hearted, but it IS ridiculously delicious - and easy to make! Combining all your favourite seasonal sweets, one sip of this and you'll never look back.
Easter Gin Freakshake
For the shake:
400ml cold milk
4 scoops strawberry ice cream
2 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
50g assorted chocolate mini eggs
Chocolate Easter bunny
2 tbsp sugar syrup
2 tbsp sprinkles
4 tbsp strawberry or chocolate syrup
Stabilised whipping cream*, as desired
*For the stabilised whipping cream:
1 ½ tsp unflavoured gelatin
3 tsp cold water
240ml double cream
60g icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1. First, prepare your stabilised whipping cream. Place the cold water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine double cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract in a chilled mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients together in either a standing mixer or using a hand mixer with the beater attachment.
2. Once the gelatine has set, microwave it for about 10 seconds until becomes liquid. With your mixer on high, slowly beat the gelatine into the whipping cream until fully combined and cream reaches medium-stiff peaks.
3. Set the cream aside and prepare your shake. In a blender, add gin, strawberry ice cream and cold milk. Blitz until well combined.
4. Prepare your shake vessel. Rim the glass with colourful sprinkles, and pour the syrup inside along the walls of the glass. Pour your shake in – carefully! – and then top with the whipping cream. Assemble your chocolate decorations as desired and enjoy!