Inspired by Abby Sciuto, Chief Forensic Scientist on the CBS series NCIS, this milkshake cocktail has something dark lurking in its depths. In this case that’s bourbon: half an ounce blended with vanilla-bean ice cream and cream stout beer. It’s sweet, cold, and indulgent enough for dessert, adult enough for after-dinner sipping. Milkshake cocktails are also a great choice for an afternoon around the pool, or that grown-up burger barbecue for anyone who wants something thicker and frostier than beer or wine.

For more, check out our Guinness MilkshakesPumpkin Spice Milkshakes, and Chai Frozen Milkshakes.

  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Total: 5 mins 
  • Active: 5 mins

Ingredients (3)

  • 4 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1/2 ounce bourbon
  • 6 ounces cream stout or milk stout beer


  1. Add the ice cream to a blender jar, followed by the bourbon and beer.
  2. Blend until thick and smooth. Pour into a chilled milkshake glass and serve.