Welcome to the January edition of Cooking With Kards!
Apparently I didn’t get enough deserts over the holiday season, because this month I decided it would be a good idea to test run a desert item I found in the Drunken Cookbook!
If you’ve never seen the Drunken Cookbook or it’s companion, the Hungover Cookbook, let me tell you that they are super cute. These are 100% great gift items to get that person you know who likes to drink a lot and pretends to cook.
Notice I said pretends to cook there. So the real deal on these books is this. While they are super wicked cute, fun and well written, they are not really for cooking. I mean, you CAN cook out of them, but they’re really mostly actually for reading. They are full of clever drunken word play and wacky illustrations. Very fun to read. And I mean, like I said, you CAN cook the things, but some of the recipes are complicated.
To be honest, I was too lazy this month to to want to do anything this month, so it basically was like, ‘Welp. We’re skipping all of these pages and going right to desert.’ I mean I read some of the recipes, but I was too busy thinking about ice cream to be open to falling in love with them.
I chose the Big Lebowski Sundae! It was cold, and there was booze in it. Did I mention that pretty much all of the recipes in the Drunk Cookbook contain booze? I feel like that’s an important fact.
Anyway, the Big Lebowski Sundae is basically a sundae version of a white russian. If you couldn’t figure that out, you need to watch the Big Lebowski STAT. seriously.
I used a recipe that was for 2 sundaes and made 3 sundaes out of it.… because I was using the SUPER CUTE but SUPER SKINNY pony glasses that I just bought at the store the other day. (If you’re wondering what ponies have to do with the Big Lebowski, you should check out the 100th episode of My Little Pony. The dude makes an appearance!)
And, along the same ‘too lazy to do anything’ theme, I totally didn’t actually measure anything. I can make a white russian in my sleep, so I was like, I’ll just eyeball this crap.
The verdict: mostly yum! The only not yum part for me was the crushed hazelnuts, but that’s because I hate hazelnuts. Love hazelnut flavor, but hate the nuts. So.… Aside from that bit, it was a-okay! I mean.… really, it was just a really sweet white russian. The ice cream didn’t last very long. (I probably should have actually chilled the glasses, but what can I say. I was IMPATIENT.)
In case you don’t trust my opinion, I made my two roommates try these things with me. They are both huge Lebowski fans. (Which is why I can make a white russian in my sleep, yo. Sometimes you just have to drink white russians all the freaking time.) They both like it! And they want me to tell you guys that you just have to stir it up a lot! Which is true. There is like a solid block of condensed milk in the cup if you don’t stir it. But take the pictures BEFORE you stir, because damn, it’s pretty when fresh. all those layers of khalua and milk and ice cream YUM.
So, try it out guys! It’s a great day for a Big Lebowski Sundae!
P.S. Remember when I said I was lazy? I was lazy enough that all of the pictures I took of the dang ice cream looked like crap. So no pictures this month. YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO MAKE THEM FOR YOURSELF!
Big Lebowski Sundae
4 ice cubes
4 tbsp Kahlua
4 tbsp chilled vodka
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 14-oz can condensed milk
1 tbsp toasted crushed hazelnuts
2 maraschino cherries
Take 2 chilled sundae glasses, or any other type of tall glass that you might have at hand, and put the ice cubes, Kahlua, and vodka in them. Carefully place a scoop of ice cream in each so that it doesn’t fall into the bottom of the glass but rests on top of the ice cubes, distinct from the dark Kahlua layer beneath.
Pour in the condensed milk, almost to the top of each glass. Add another scoop of ice cream, sprinkle with the toasted, crushed hazelnuts, add a teaspoon of Kahlua for color, and top with a maraschino cherry to garnish.