Dom Pedros… Hmmm! I’m not sure why drinks like this are not more popular around the world. There have only been a few places where we have traveled that I have seen anything resembling a Dom Pedro on the menu.
What is a Dom Pedro anyway? For our non-South African readers, a dom pedro is a
boozy grown-up milkshake, usually served in a long-stem glass. It is made by mixing hard liquor, or sometimes sweet liquor, with ice cream. As an optional extra, some people add a little cream to make the drink smoother and easier to sip through a straw. While the original dom pedro calls for whiskey, many recipes use Amarula or Kahlua instead, or maybe even Amaretto, Frangelico, or Jägermeister. Basically, if it is in a glass and contains ice cream and alcohol, a South African would call it a Dom Pedro!
It is a true South African cocktail!
There have been a number of evenings where I have told Justin that I reeeeeeaally feel like ice cream. Being the sweet husband that he is, he offers to go down to the store to get some for me. After he returns, if I hear rustling in the kitchen… I immediately know it, OH YES! He’s making us Dom Pedros!! Last week he made a Baileys Dom Pedro topped with chunks of Snickers chocolate bar and loaded with Peppero Banana sticks. Oh my word – It was amazing!
It is super easy to make a Dom Pedro!
2 large scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
1-2 shots of Alcohol
(Whiskey, Kahlua, Baileys… get creative, go crazy!)
Optional (but highly recommended) Toppings:
(chocolate syrup, coated sticks, M&M’s… whatever you feel like!)
*In South Africa Dom Pedros are served as “singles” (one shot of alcohol) and “doubles” (two shots)
Mix the alcohol and ice cream together.
You can use a blender for this, but we like our Dom Pedros really thick so we mix them by hand!
Taste!… Yup, you probably need another dash of alcohol.
Repeat step 2 (haha, just kidding… maybe!)
Throw on some toppings