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Guest Recipe: Rachel’s Frangelico Float

My friend Rachel is so jamming. My family had guests, and she came over and helped me make drinks and dessert. And even brought a recipe because I was maxed out. And then she helped me clean up. Best evening of the week, easy.

And! Best kitchen knowledge learning trick of our day: I guess that bartender trick of creating neato swirls in glasses is actually attainable in real life! Cool!

This “drink” is so rich that it’s really a dessert in a glass. It’s a bonus after-dinner drink/dessert combo. And it includes chocolate and hazelnut. Could life really get any better? (P.S. I often ask myself this question during the in-and-outs of my  oh so glorious days, and the answer is usually along the lines of, “Yes, it could be better, if I had a plate of homemade pasta in a truffle cream sauce next to me and the trump was resounding,” but that is a whole ‘nother story.)

To be cute, we toasted up some hazelnuts to get them in the nude. Inappropriate.

And then we whipped up some heavy cream. No, this is not Cool Whip.

And then we enjoyed the evening.


Rachel’s Frangelico Float

Makes 4 drinks

4 cups vanilla bean ice cream

5 ounces Frangelico

4 ounces creme de cacao

1 cup milk

4 ounces chocolate syrup (we used Hershey’s brand)

1 cup heavy cream


Toast hazelnuts on low/medium heat until the skins loosen. Remove nuts to a paper towel on a plate, rub them down as best you can and remove the flaky skins. Give the hazelnuts a rough chop and set aside for the garnish.

Whip the heavy cream in a stand mixer until it holds stiff peaks. Set aside.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a food processor and mix until blended.

Drizzle four glasses with chocolate syrup, then pour in the drinks. Garnish with whipped cream and hazelnuts.

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