12 Days of Sweets: Day 8
Hummers first made their appearance in Detroit, Michigan in 1968 and are credited to the mixology ingenuity of Jerome Adams. After it’s appearance there was a boom of ice cream based cocktails following its path. The standard drink consists of either white rum or vodka mixed with kahlua and a couple scoops of high quality vanilla ice cream. There have been several modifications since and this is the recipe my family uses which has a hint of chocolate to enhance the coffee flavor.
I replaced the white rum with creme de cacao; this gives the drink a deep chocolate flavor. If you want to stick with the original version then you may use white rum or vodka. I also added a small amount of chocolate syrup to the blender. This turns the ice cream a beautiful cocoa color and also helps loosen up the drink a bit – it’s quite thick! To make an alcohol free version omit both of the liquors and add an ounce of espresso. Serve immediately, enjoy and drink responsibly!
- 1 cup of vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup of crushed ice
- 1 ounce of Kahlua
- 1 ounce of Creme de Cacoa
- 1 ounce of chocolate syrup (plus extra for garnish)
- Whipped cream and sprinkles for garnish (optional)
- In a blender combine ice cream, ice, kahlua, creme de cacoa and chocolate sauce.
- Blend until smooth.
- Line the inside of the glass with chocolate syrup.
- Pour ice cream mixture into glass and garnish with desired toppings.
This recipe is not intended for minors under the age of 21. Please drink responsibly.