Saturday, January 1, 2011

Whipped Lightning Amaretto Whipped Cream

The first post of the new Year is definitely going to be a great one as I bring you what may be the greatest thing mankind has created since the wheel.  I bring you Whipped Lightning, an Alcoholic Whipped Cream infused with a plethora of liqueur flavors including German Chocolate, Caramel Pecan, Hazelnut Espresso and many others.

That's right.
Whipped Cream...

Imagine all the possibilities of this wonderful invention!
The first of the line I'm actually trying is their Amaretto flavor, partially because it was the most versatile amongst the flavors, and mostly because it's my wife's favorite!

So at first, I was more than overcome with excitement, and giddy like a little school girl.
I open the cap and shake it like a British nanny would, spraying out this wonderful tan foam than smelled and tasted like pure aerated awesomeness!!!  Before I even managed to ruin this treat by adding it to a cocktail, I had to slurp it off of my fingertip like it was the last thing on the planet I would ever taste.

As far as the amaretto flavor goes, it is not so much sugary like some of the other high end things out there, but more or less focuses on the actual almond oil flavor you expect to find.

A wonderful little treat to pump up any cocktail, here are some recipes I used with this flavor in particular:

White Russian (Daiquiri Style)
3oz Vodka (I used Perfect, a French Vodka)
1½oz Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur
2oz Cream (or milk)
½ cup Ice
Amaretto Whipped Lightning

Place the first four ingredients into a blender.  Blend until smooth and filled with shredded ice.  Pour into a cocktail glass and top with Whipped Lightning.  

Just to note, some bartenders actually refer to a White Russian with Amaretto as a Dirty Bird if shaken together.

King Cake Shot
2oz Licor 43 (Spanish herbal liqueur)
Top with Amaretto Whipped Lightning

Chill the Licor 43 and pour into a shot glass.  Top with the whipped cream.  You can also make this with plain amaretto.

Another note, for those who don't know, here in New Orleans  a King Cake is a large oval cinnamon twist-like cake that we eat in mass quantity during Mardi Gras.  A normal King Cake usually has a plastic baby doll replica of Baby Jesus in it as well.

Well I hope you guys enjoyed!
Until next time,
Bon Boire!

Also!  Don't forget to check out my good buddy Josh's new blog on all things beer!  Click here: The Beer Experience


  1. I am loving this blog! Very classy and sexy and a great idea! You'll love my Friday posts. I have a drinking game and drink suggestion for watching "Ghost Adventures." The show must be watched with a stiff drink or eight...

  2. awesome idea! this will be sure to please and astound friends.

  3. It looks tasty, I might have to try it out.

  4. Nice! This looks nice and girly for me =)

  5. I need to get myself some white Russian it looks like some good stuff :D

  6. Yumo...when you gonna make me one?

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  8. Chuck, sweetie, one of my New Year's resolutions was to drink less. Then I found your blog. Hmm. I might be rethinkng that.
    Also, could I ask you for a teeny, tiny favor? Because you are just so wise to all things yummy and alcoholic, could you do a review of the sazerac? Pretty please with sugar on top? :-)

  9. I'd skip the float but sounds nice.

  10. I just had some "imitation" whipped vodka. Made my root beer taste like a rootbeer float. Not as contraptionated as your drinks listed here, but at least I can say I got whipped.

  11. hm, looks ok :D but i doubt i will order something like that

  12. That looks really nice, I think whipped cream would go well on many drinks.

  13. That cake sounds amazing, and I don't like cake. The thought of drinking a white russian makes me a little sick however.

  14. I heard about these whipped creams a while back. There was a big fuss about them in the town I live in that wont sell alcohol any way...but don't get me started on that. I can't wait to try the cake thing...maybe I can get Classy to try it...lol

  15. you made my mouth watering already. delicious cocktails!

  16. ok, so i am literaly drooling on my keyboard right now. I hate you:P Keep posting.

  17. That White Russian looks straight amazing! Great blog! Following :)

  18. I'm not into cocktails too much. Can't stand the feeling loosing control when I'm drunk... But they taste so nice....

  19. alcoholic whip cream exists?? yet we still don't have hover boards...

  20. That's so awsome! Ill have to try that!
    Anyways, cool blog, ill follow you!

  21. I saw this at my local liquor store but obviously had reservations about it. Do I really need alcoholic whipped cream?

    The White Russian Daiquiri makes me say yes.

  22. Oh, and I tried some Abita Christmas ale tonight. I was surprised at the way it tasted. I was expecting an annoying holiday-like aroma with an even worse taste to follow. But I was instead made quite happy by it. I saw it at the local Central Market and bought it only because of you. So, thank you.

    I also got a bottle of Avery's Mephistopheles' Stout and Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron. I think I'll cellar the Avery for a while, though.

  23. Hey - do you know where they sell this in New Orleans?

  24. Tried it and it wasn't good at all