Let’s reflect back 2 years, to the year when I got a sunburn on St Patrick’s day. It was a glorious 70+ degree day in central Michigan and we sat out on my friend’s apartment’s lawn, enjoying the sunshine for hours with a couple of day beers. Flash to present day when we’ll be lucky to reach 7 degrees. Regardless of the weather, all March long I day dream about creamy, minty, green milkshakes. And since we’re talking St. Patrick’s day, might as well throw in some booze too, right?
Not to keep whining about it, I really needed this extra boozy milkshake to get over all of this snow. I’ve already started day dreaming about warm vacations I could take — something I normally reserve for November — and I think I might give in. Any suggestions? I normally head to Florida to spend a day or two at Disney and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter before taking a cruise, but I think it might be time to branch out. Vegas is always fun, but I’ve found that this is an expensive time of year to travel there and I want to keep it pretty affordable. Any suggestions?
If I’m planning a vacation, I better keep my boozy milkshakes light, right? True there’s vodka and ice cream in this shake, but I really want to consider it mostly banana. It’s still not a drink-all-day kind of beverage, but it’s way better for you than a drive-through shake even with the alcohol. I used coconut milk ice cream (actually, I used So Delicious gluten free cookies ‘n cream) and unsweetened almond milk for a vegan treat.