One of the best things about being a kid is eating chocolate biscuits, sweets and ice cream (in moderation of course).
We’re not talking about your basic pick and mix or a boring scoop of vanilla plopped in a bowl. We’re talking about the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory kind of sweetie delights, we’re talking the knickbocker glories, ice cream Sundaes and milkshakes topped with cream, marshmallows and hundreds and thousands. We’re talking about the sugary, unnatural colours and tangy sweetness that filled your childhood with joy.
Now. One of the worst things about being an adult is that suddenly we have to be responsible. We grow up and become all-too aware of calories, E-Numbers, additives etc etc etc…. our food world becomes boring. We eat things like granola and muesli, we breathe our tummies in when we look in the mirror and we can no longer eat a giant ice cream sundae with extra sauce and sprinkles and get it all over our faces. If we do, it’s frowned upon.
There is a solution… keep reading!
Thankfully one of the best things about being an adult is alcohol. If you add alcohol something, it immediately becomes an acceptable adult thing… so thanks to alcohol, us grown ups can enjoy the childhood pleasure of drinking or eating things that look like blue furry monsters without other adults passing judgement.
Hooray! So to celebrate that, here’s a cookie monster cocktail recipe for you to enjoy safe in the knowledge that because it has alcohol in, it is most definitely an adult drink.
Big dollop of vanilla icecream.
Big blob of blue icing ( squirty is best if you can get it)
1 generous measure of baileys or coffee liqueur
4 or 5 Oreo cookies (whatever is left in the packet after you’ve scoffed a few!)
2 Chocolate chips
1. Mix the ice cream, baileys and all the cookies except for one in a blender.
2. Pour that mixture into a tall glass.
3. Top the glass with your blue icing
4. Make the cookie monster’s eyes by poking the chocolate chips into the marshmallows (this is fiddly – maybe just put some black blobs of icing on the marshmallows instead. Otherwise you will be wasting valuable drinking time!)
5. Place the ice on top of the blue icing and pop a biscuit in for the mouth and voila!
Then take some pictures for Instagram, drink it through a straw and slurp away to your hearts content. You can even spill it on your clothes. You’re the adult, you can do what you want.