The Mardi Gras Mambo


I have officially gone full-on gluten-free and need my king cake fix, ya’ll!  Everywhere I turn there is a yummy king cake right there in front of me.   It’s killing me!

What’s a girl to do?  Well, turn to ice cream of course and make a king-cake inspired frozen drink instead!

Here I present “The Mardi Gras Mambo!”  It has vanilla and pecan pralines n’ cream flavored ice cream, iced cake vodka, fireball (cinnamon-flavored whiskey) and ice.

Get out your blenders, cue The Funky Meters, and sugar-rim your glasses. Friends, it’s officially CARNIVAL TIME!

IMG_2469.JPGTo a blender, add 1/2 ounce Fireball and 1 1/2 ounces Iced Cake vodka.fullsizeoutput_3b28.jpegAdd a healthy scoop of vanilla…fullsizeoutput_3b27.jpeg

And a healthy scoop of Pecan Pralines ‘n Cream.fullsizeoutput_3b26.jpegAdd approximately 1 cup of ice.  Blend well and serve in a Mardi Gras themed glass or….fullsizeoutput_3b25.jpegGet out your martini glass and rim your glass with simple syrup and dip in yellow, purple and green sugars.fullsizeoutput_3b24.jpegfullsizeoutput_3b23.jpegPour in this yummy concoction and enjoy some bead catching or just chill on your float this Mardi Gras season.



(makes 1 drink)

1 1/2 ounce Smirnoff Iced Cake Vodka

1/2 ounce Fireball

1 healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream (I prefer Bluebell brand. )

1 healthy scoop of Pecan Pralines ‘N Cream ice cream (Ditto from above.)

1 cup of ice

Put everything in a blender and mix well.  Serve immediately or place in freezer for future use.fullsizeoutput_3b1c.jpeg




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