photos by Jared Smith
In honor of National Burger Day today, I wanted to name this post “DIY mini macaron cheeseburgers and fries… and milkshakes… and sprinkles”, but Google said that was too long, so just consider the mini milkshake and sprinkles an added bonus from me to you. Technically I would never have known it was National Burger Day if it wasn’t for Kelly (thanks for having my back Kel!), but the point is is that I’m not one to pass up a good #glossaryofmacs opportunity anyways, now am I?!
Also, can we have an open honest discussion about how freaking tricky making mini sugar cookie french fries can be?! I mean, holy baked goods. It took me three tries to get something that didn’t look like giant, deflated fingers next to these mini cheeseburgers, but, I think I figured out the secret!…
It’s about that time again for my token milkshake shots (they get me every time!), and now this version is rich and chocolatey just for you. Since technically these are mini shots, they should come free of sugar highs, but just in the case you have more than one, the little dose of espresso mixed in might help calm the sugar high that usually ensues. Not that that happens to me of course…
Let’s just say I’m no singing-to-the-birds version of Snow White until I’ve have my coffee in the morning. It’s pretty much my little happy place, so any reason I can get to make the rest of the day filled with coffee without needing an intervention is a good one…
Health nuts everywhere will roll over in their graves about this one. Lucky for you, I don’t qualify for such categories. Instead, I have 4 words for you: cupcakes, ice cream, caramel, salt*. Sweet & salty, need I say more?
*I thought five words might be a bit excessive but I would like to note striped straws, too. I’m currently obsessed. I blame BHLDN, they did this to me.
Recipe for Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shots (by yours truly)
- 1 tablespoons caramel sauce, plus a little extra for the glasses
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- Pinch of sea salt, plus a little extra for the garnish
- 1 vanilla cupcake
- Gold sprinkles
- Whip cream
- Pinch of sea salt
- Caramel sauce
- Shot glasses
Blend ingredients together. Coat the rims of the glasses with caramel, and then dip them in gold sprinkles. Add a dab of caramel to each glass, and then fill with the shake just before serving. Top with whip cream and a pinch of sea salt!
(Cut striped straws in half for the perfect height)
Current favorite ice cream: Peppermint
All time favorite beverage: Coffee
This lovely concoction I created today, and I must say, it’s delicious! Here’s the recipe–
Combine and serve!
By the way, we got this Bella Cucina Rocket Blender as a wedding gift, and if I were to name my appliances, this one would be called Amazing.