Look, life isn't all Spinach Stuffed Chicken and juice cleanses, and after this week we've all earned a treat. A boozy, chocolatey, creamy, vodka and coffee treat: Chocolate White Russians.
There's just no nice way to put it: I've had a hell of a week. I packed up everything I own and crammed it into my Prius, including a husband who is four inches taller than whomever the Prius was designed for, and two cats who hate each other.
There was growling, hissing, and all around discontentment for 7 hours as we drove to Atlanta in order to evacuate Charleston from Hurricane Matthew.
The cats weren't super happy either.
Days later, with the big storm in the past and a whole lot of cleaning up in our future, there was absolutely nothing I wanted more than a liquor drink on the porch.
Okay, well maybe what I really wanted was a hot shower, dinner from my own kitchen, and to zone out while watching tv in air-conditioned glory, but in the absence of power, a white russian on the porch was almost as good.
I'm telling myself that if the house is so swollen with moisture that the doors won't close, it's okay to let the calorie counting slide, and indulge in a Chocolate White Russian.
Y'all know I'm not a huge chocolate hound, but this Chocolate White Russian is my FAVORITE dessert cocktail of all time. It doesn't go crazy with the chocolate, it's just a little punch to jazz up the classic White Russian recipe a little.
White Russian Ingredients:
- Kahlua ( or click here for my homemade coffee liqueur recipe )
- Heavy Cream
- and to make this a special chocolate white russian ... Chocolate Syrup!
How to make a Chocolate White Russian is below!
Chocolate White Russian
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1 ounces Kahlua
- 2 ounces Heavy Cream
- ½ ounce Chocolate Syrup
- Fill a rocks glass with ice.
- Drizzle Chocolate Syrup over the ice.
- Add vodka, kahlua, and cream, and stir. Serve with a piece of chocolate (optional).