One last hurrah before Lent.
One last time to cut loose.
These babies are just the thing for cuttin' loose.
Made with decadent stuff like
Cold, cold milk
Vanilla ice cream
and the star of the show...
can I get a drum roll?
Buttery and rich with flavors of pecan and caramelized sugar.
That's doin' Mardi Gras right.
Ready for more Mardi Gras Trivia?
How's this grab ya?
This is a Zulu Coconut. The Krewe of Zulu rolls bright and early at 8 AM. It's the first parade on Mardi Gras, followed by the King of Carnival himself, Rex. A Zulu Coconut is one of the most prized Mardi Gras throws. Coconuts are painted -traditionally in black, gold, or silver--and decorated in a variety of ways. Some simply with a little glitter; some much more elaborately with sequins and beads. The coconuts, part of the parade since the early 1900s, are all hand painted by krewe members. Zulu has a rule that coconuts can no longer be thrown into the crowd because of the risk of injury. Coconuts are now handed to parade-goers. Most of the time.
*Thank you to "Throw Me Something--Anything," my brother GIII for the late night fact check.
More Mardi Gras Food Ideas:
Stay tuned for King Cake next week!
(The Praline Pecan Liqueur will return.)
Praline Pecan Milkshake
1 cup very cold milk
1 heaping scoop vanilla ice cream
4-5 Tbsp Praline Pecan Liqueur
chocolate shavings (optional)
In a blender, combine the milk, ice cream, and liqueur Blend until well mixed and frothy. Pour into small glasses and top with chocolate shavings.
Makes two 1 cup servings.
Food on Friday: Shakes & Smoothies @ Carole's Chatter