How to Make a Dirty Snowman - Nagle's Wet Your Whistle

Chris Nagle
December 1, 2020

We are in full swing with winter and even though the temperatures have warmed up a bit and being 41
degrees feels like a spring day. I honor of the colder temperatures we have another warm beverage to
make those winter nights more bearable. We talked about a nice Hot Toddy…this week we go hot and
mix in ice cream and chocolate. Before I give you the recipe let us take a look at one of the ingredients…
Irish Cream.

Irish Cream is an Irish whiskey based cream liqueur. It can be delicious all by itself, over rocks, or for
cocktails. It can also be used in baking and or cooking. The first known Irish Cream to hit the market for
the masses was in 1974 and is the one that most people know of...Bailey’s Irish Cream. There are many
other great Irish Creams that you should try (Kerrygold, Carolans, and Ryan’s just to name a few) and
even some do-it-yourself recipes (One such recipe will be at the bottom along with our Hot Drink we are
featuring this week). Before we go into making your own Irish Cream, let’s talk about this week’s hot
deliciously dirty DESERT beverage: THE DIRTY SNOWMAN!!! How could you go wrong with Melted
chocolate, ice cream and Irish Cream? Pop on a movie or sit by the fire with this tasty warm desert adult
beverage.

Cheers,
Chris Nagle

DIRTY SNOWMAN (Makes two regular mugs or ONE BIG I’M NOT SHARING MUG)

  • 1/4 c. Melted chocolate, for rim
  • 1/2 c. chocolate shavings
  • 1/2 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 2 c. hot chocolate
  • 1/2 c. Irish Cream
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • 1 Candy Cane (Optional)

Directions:
1. Pour melted chocolate and chocolate shavings into separate shallow dishes. Dip the rims of two
mugs in melted chocolate then immediately dip in chocolate shavings.
2. Using a medium cookie scoop, add a few scoops of ice cream into each mug. Pour hot chocolate
and Irish Cream on top.
3. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with any extra chocolate shavings.

Homemade Irish Cream

As you know the better the ingredients the better the taste and once made pour into airtight container
should last you a couple of months…that is if it isn’t drank by then. Oh, there are also many other
recipes go ahead a take a look for yourself, just google Irish Cream recipes:


1) 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
2) 1 cup heavy cream
3) 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
4) 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
5) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6) 1 teaspoon instant coffee