A delicious cool buttermilk shake with warm holiday notes of cinnamon and raspberries.
By Nik Sharma
I don’t know if a shake is the appropriate recipe for the holidays but I am throwing tradition out of the window with this recipe. In my mind it has all the essential components except for the cold buttermilk and ice cream components but the red raspberries and cinnamon with a shot of the elderberry liquor,St.Germain bring this drink together.
I used less ice cream because I did not want the ice cream to dominate and overpower the taste of this shake but feel free to add some if you wish. Serve this ice-cold of course and if you keep it standing for too long as with all milk based drinks especially those that contain acidic components like buttermilk or yogurt, it can separate, so you might need to shake it a little before you drink it.
- 3 cups (600ml) low fat buttermilk (1%)
- ¼ cup (50ml) fresh raspberries
- ¼ cup (50ml) low fat vanilla ice cream
- 5 tablespoon St. Germain
- 4 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
- Extra raspberries and cinnamon sticks for garnishing
- Blend all the ingredients together in a mixer till smooth. Pour into chilled glasses. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh whole raspberries and a stick of cinnamon in each glass.
Nik Sharma is the cook, author and photographer behind "A Brown Table" and currently resides in Washington D.C. He is a self-taught cook that is constantly trying to infuse "exotic" spices and ingredients by learning different cooking techniques in day-to-day meals with the motto of keeping all cooking methods fun, simple and useful.