Drinkable Desserts: Palisades Park

January 2022

article & photos by renata haidle

Take advantage of the seasonal presence of peppermint products available in the grocery stores and try this drinkable dessert named after a popular Red Lodge Mountain ski run. Inspired by a long day on the ski slopes, it is equally great as an after-dinner cocktail or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Health-conscious people beware: this drink does not skimp on calories, yet it is tasty enough to make it worth the splurge. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz Irish cream liqueur 
  • 2 oz Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) 
  • 4 scoops of Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark ice cream 
  • 2 squares of Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark dark chocolate 
  • 2 oz coconut milk (alternately, you can use half and half if allergic to coconut) 
  • 1 cup whipped cream 
  • Orange slices for garnishing, optional 
  • ¼ cup sugar for rimming the glasses, optional 

Makes 2 servings. 

Directions: 

In a food processor, place the ice cream, Frangelico, Irish cream liqueur, chocolate squares, and coconut milk. Blend for 10-15 seconds until the chocolate has been broken into very small pieces. Divide between two chilled 8 oz. glasses rimmed with sugar. Top with whipped cream. Add a slice of orange, if desired. Serve immediately. 

Originally printed in the January 2022 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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