Wednesday, August 23, 2006

STRICTLY HYPOTHETICALLY...

...if you ever find yourself thinking that a good dessert could be made from nothing but vodka and fat-free cool whip?

You would be mistaken.

19 comments:

  1. In this vein, adding vodka to coffee in the attempt to do one of those after dinner drinks does not work either.

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  2. You're missing one key ingredient: Jello.

    Jiggle while you're wiggling free...

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  3. Yeah...the Jello would work, most definitely, esp. if you're using flavored vodka.

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  4. the jello works amazingly well. A large packet of jello, a fair portion of vodka, and a dozen shot glasses. Allow to gel, apply cool whip, eat until unable to walk straight.

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  5. ...or until you start walking straight.

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  6. i'm going to try and respond to comments more often. i used to not, because i thought it was kinda tacky. now i think it's kind of impolite NOT to.

    fluffy - good to know. though to be completely honest, i generally prefer alcoholic after dinner drinks in the first place. i find that coffee just gets in the way.

    jester, sudie, hm23 - i have never made jello shots, but hear good things. the problem last night, of course, was that i wanted something RIGHT NOW and did't have the patience to wait for the jello to set. obviously, this was not a well thought out endeavor.

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  7. othur - good point! i have discovered i walk BETTER in heels when i've been drinking. i have no idea why.

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  8. If you are somewhat repulsed by jello like me...unless already drunk of course...do yourself one better and soak a watermelon in vodka! mmmm healthy!!!

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  9. Cool Whip freaks me right out anyway. I can't get past the texture of it...I have the same problem with mousses. They're both slithery.
    Vodka, cranberry, and orange juice, however, make a great grown up slushy...but there *is* still that problem of the screaming Id demanding things RIGHT NOW.
    Stupid screaming Id.

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  10. Speaking of alcoholic drinks made into desserts, I have always wanted to try a Guinness/vanilla ice cream float. My husband thinks it sounds disgusting, but I bet it is actually pretty good. But then I love really dark heavy beers and a lot of people don't.

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  11. A Bad Influence (a.k.a. Em)5:04 PM, August 24, 2006

    Vodka in coffee works if it's vanilla flavored vodka. I call it "Crotch Full o' Nuts". Stoli works best. Seriously, try it.

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  12. Thank you for experimenting for us so we don't have to.

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  13. I have had the Guinness/vanilla ice cream float and it is really good, try it! In terms of Vodka we discovered this summer at the New Jersey shore that vodka/italian ice works amazingly well.

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  14. For those who do like Jello, the classic Tequila Sunrise makes a lovely parfait, which can indeed be topped with whipped carageenan.

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  15. Nasty!! You were in a bad, bad place weren'tcha?

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  16. k2 - oh. my. god. i will have to tell you about the time my friends and i tried that. with the watermelon.

    rachel - i'm pretty okay with the texture, but my id is a whiney little bitch.

    jen - a friend of mine used to compare the taste of guiness to "burnt chocolate milkshake" -- i think adding vanilla ice cream therefore makes perfect sense.

    em - love you!

    roszell - perhaps i can set up a service? charge money? "things i've experimented with so you don't have to." we can start with the watermelon story (see above).

    janine - you can join me in my new business. (not ALL experiments have to go awry, right?)

    triticale - that sounds awesome!

    finelly - yes. yes, i was.

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  17. Ericha2@comcast.net10:39 AM, August 25, 2006

    Ok...if you're looking for a super yummy after dinner type drink, I've got it.

    Buy a bottle of Sutter Home Triple Cream Sherry Dessert Wine (or any other cream sherry) and pour it into shot glasses or small brandy snifters (Shot glasses work best, though). Add Redi-Whip to the top and drizzle chocolate sauce over it.

    YUMMY!

    Check out BevMo

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  18. Cranberry Absolute with POM and a splash of Chambord. I call it my "Pink Thing". If it's too tart, a dab of Sweet'n Sour will do the trick.

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  19. I recommend putting a bottle of tequila and a tub of cool whip on the table. Drink the entire bottle of tequila and after you pass out face first into the cool whip you will wake up with the wonderful taste of worm and whipped cream in your mouth. A perfect dessert!

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