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Sugar and spiked and everything nice … I think that’s how the nursery rhyme goes, right?
If you want to shake things up on a birthday, make these cake-inspired milkshakes for a refreshing treat. I was inspired by the fun shakes at Mark Wahlberg’s Boston burger joint, Wahlburgers (cute name!). Flavors like apple a la mode and blueberry pie — count me in.
And with all the sweet flavored vodkas on the market these days, I couldn’t resist making my shakes with a boozy birthday twist. They’re incredibly easy and quick, too.
Start with premium vanilla ice cream — or chocolate or strawberry. Whichever you like best.
Add some cake-flavored vodka and blend. Not too much — but hey, it is a birthday!
Stir in some rainbow-colored jimmies (or sprinkles…no matter what you call them, they’re delicious) and you’re done!
Or are you? You can also make your milkshakes a little more festive by adding rainbow sprinkles to the rim of your glass. Just apply a thin layer of corn syrup to the rim and dip it into a plate or bowl full of sprinkles.
Boozy Birthday Cake Shakes
4 cups vanilla ice cream
½ cup cake-flavored vodka
1. Blend ice cream and vodka in a blender until smooth. Stir in sprinkles as desired.
2. If you want to decorate your glass, add a bit of corn syrup to the rim and dip into a plate of sprinkles.
3. Pour shake into glass and top with a few more sprinkles. Add a cute straw and you’re ready to celebrate!