Bushwhacker (with ice cream)


There is much debate over how to make the adult beverage known as the Bushwhacker. It was originally invented – according to Wikipedia – in 1975 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

The OG Bushwhacker combined Kahlua, Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Creme of Coconut, Triple Sec, milk, and ice for what ended up being sort of a chocolate pina colada. Today, there are many, many variations, using rum or vodka, some of which are more “chocolatey” than others. Some mixologists even throw in a shot of bourbon for an extra kick and/or a warmer feel.

Personally, I prefer my Bushwhackers to taste like a grown-up chocolate shake. This can be good and bad. The good is that my Bushwhackers are, well…good. The bad is they run on the rich/sweet side, so one will usually do. Why is that bad? Because you will want another one!

So get out your blender, and let’s get started!

Bushwhacker with Ice Cream

Servings: 2

2 ounces Vanilla Vodka
2 ounces Chocolate Liqueur
1 ounce Irish Creme
Chocolate Syrup
Chocolate Ice Cream

Add the alcohol and about 5 scoops of chocolate ice cream to a blender. Mix. Then squirt some Hershey’s or Nestle’s chocolate syrup in the mix. You can adjust the amount of chocolate syrup to suit your personal taste.

Add 1-2 cups of ice (depending on desired thickness) and blend until smooth. And I mean smooth. Nobody likes ice chunks in their Bushwhacker!

Drizzle chocolate syrup on inside of your glass and pour the best Bushwhacker you’ve ever had. Enjoy!

Bushwhacker with Chocolate Ice Cream

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