Personally, I’m a sucker for milkshakes. It’s hard to say no to the question when my husband asks, “I’m going to get a milkshake, do you want one?” Well, I hadn’t even thought about having one…until you said something about it. That actually happened last night, when he was going to the best place around here for milkshakes to get a late dinner. I caved, and got an Oreo milkshake. It’s okay though, because I’m hitting the gym today.
When I stumbled across this recipe in a Southern Living magazine, it was one of those recipes that jumped off the page to get my attention. Well, not literally, but it might as well have when I read the title. Amaretto is one of my favorite liquors, and for a couple of reasons. First of all, it has a sweet taste… And second, it’s not a strong liquor. When my husband and I were dating, I told him that it’d be cheap dates to take me out, even if I drink…because of being such a lightweight. It certainly doesn’t take much, that’s for sure. So, amaretto is perfect. You’ll see the bottle of Disaronno in the background, because it’s my favorite brand. Even saying the name reminds me of the commercials, and I pronounce it in that European accent with a little shoulder movement for effect. This has definitely been added to the list of offering people when we have gatherings.
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup amaretto
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups vanilla ice cream
Stir together sliced fresh strawberries, amaretto liquor, and sugar; let stand 20 minutes. Process strawberry mixture and ice cream in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Serve immediately.