A Dom Pedro is a really popular South African dessert, one of which I made a lot when I was a waitress in high school! It is like an adult milkshake and really quick and easy to make, so would be great for a dinner party. I've always called them Dom Pedros, but after a search online I have found they are also called Don Pedros, hence the title of my post. You might have noticed the name is not particularly South African... I think they might have come from Argentina, but have no idea how they landed up in South Africa - especially as I have never found them anywhere else.
If you order a Dom Pedro in South Africa they will ask you what you want yours made with. A traditional Dom Pedro is made with whisky, but they are also really popular with kahlua or amarula (which is what I have used) or a combination of whisky and kahlua. You could try any alcohol you fancy really... any kind of liquer, frangelico, cointreau or amaretto would work! Go crazy! You will need something like a liquidiser or electric mixer to beat your ice-cream and cream to a milkshake consistency. I used my nutribullet... I'm not quite sure that was what it was intended for though... ha ha.
Dom Pedro (Serves 4)
2 Cups Vanilla Ice cream
1/4 Cup Fresh Cream
1/4 Cup Amarula, Kahlua or Whisky
Grated Chocolate, to decorate
Beat the ice-cream and cream together in a liquidiser or with an electric beater to make a thick milkshake.
Add your alcohol and mix well.
Pour into wine glasses or your chosen glass, sprinkle with grated chocolate and serve with a straw.