Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Magnolia Ice Cream: Grown-Up Thai Tea Boba Shakes!

Grown-UpThai Tea Boba Shakes

Mommy was a bad girl today.  Sometimes when you have a delicious all-natural ice cream like Magnolia, its easy to think that you can have a little "mommy treat" now and then!

I absolutely LOVE the flavors in Thai Tea.  So when I saw my Magnolia Ice Cream come in the mail, I went STRAIGHT for the Thai Tea as my first taste...and it was perfect!

Today I was just going to make a simple milkshake with boba, those tiny, chewy tapioca balls you can order at just about any Asian tea shop. But as I was putting the ice cream in the blender, I was thinking about what kind of liquid I wanted to use to soften the ice cream and smooth out the milkshake.  Milk?  Water? More tea?  BOOZE.  Fireball or Spiced Rum?  BOTH. 

I can't wait to make this at a party.  Maybe my next Hawaiian Luau.  Or maybe just when my hubby comes home.  It is 5:00 yet?!

Oh...you can buy the boba pearls at any Asian grocery store or on Amazon.com .  Try to get the pearls that use ONLY tapioca starch (some brands use potato starch and be really gross and chewy). I always opt for the Amazon option because I end up with $100 of other exotic groceries I don't need at the Asian grocery store.  Amazon even sells the boba and the straws as a package for about $12+ shipping. 

Grown-Up Thai Tea Boba Shakes

Prep Time: 45 minutes / Cook Time: 30 minutes / Servings: 2 shakes

Grown-Up Thai Tea Boba Shakes
  • 1 pint Magnolia Thai Tea Ice Cream
  • 2 oz. Fireball Whiskey
  • 2 oz. Dark Spiced Rum
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tapioca pearls
  1. Prepare the boba according to the package directions and allow them to cool.  Place 1/4 cup each in the bottom of two 8 oz. drinking glasses.
  2. Combine the ice cream, Fireball, rum and lime juice in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth. 
  3. Divide the milkshake evenly into the two drinking glasses.  Garnish with a slice of lime, a boba straw and serve! 


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