Let me first start by saying that I LOVE Lucky Charms!! I don't know what it is about them, but as a kid, they were like crack to me. I couldn't get enough. If given the chance, I would have eaten an entire box in one sitting. The crunchy cereal goodness mixed with tiny, colorful marshmallows made me infinitely happier with each bite.
I didn't get to have "sugar cereal", as my mom would call it, at home because she was pretty strict about not having bad stuff in the house. So, every summer when I'd spend time with my grandparents, they would load up the kitchen with all my favorites for my visit, and there was always a box of Lucky Charms.
Even though I love Lucky Charms, this post is a bit out of character for me. Mostly because I'm not a fan of really sweet stuff anymore, and I'm especially not a fan of sweet drinks. That said, if you want something that reminds you of childhood (only with a boozy twist) this is a great choice.
I started off by making the cereal milk. It's super easy. Just take a bowl full of cereal and add milk to it. Let it sit about 30 minutes. Drain off the milk and discard the cereal (or eat it, if you don't want to be wasteful), and set the milk aside in the fridge. The milk will likely have a slightly blue or green tint from the marshmallows, which of course makes it even more fun!
For this drink I used a French Single Malt Whisky. You're probably thinking "A French Single Malt???". Yes, you read that correctly, French Single Malt. Brenne is an extremely unique whisky. It is produced by my good friend, Allison Patel. The barley is grown in the Cognac region of France, where it is then distilled, and unlike other Single Malt Whiskies, Brenne is first aged in new Limousin Oak casks and is then finished in Ex-Cognac barrels. The aging process alone gives so much character to this Whisky, but you can't deny that some of the terroir of the region comes through in the taste as well. Brenne has notes of ripe banana, baking spice, and even sugar cookies. It's beautifully unusual, and oh so drinkable, and it made the perfect addition to this delicious drink.
Some of you may scoff at the idea of putting Single Malt Whisky in a Milk Shake, but what can I say? I'm bougie like that! And also, because #adulting! LOL
Single Malt Cereal Milk Shake
- 1/4 cup Cereal Milk*
- 3 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 1/2 oz Brenne French Single Malt Whisky
- 5 Ice Cubes, cracked
- Whipped Cream
- Lucky Charms (for garnish)
Add first 4 ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and cereal. Enjoy the childlike bliss!
- 1 cup Lucky Charms Cereal
- 1/2 cup Milk
Add milk to cereal. Let sit for 30 minutes. Drain milk from cereal and refrigerate for later use.