Chocolate Covered Bacon Dulce de Leche Rum Shake


Did you read the title?  That’s a lot of words.  But how do you leave any of them out?

A Rum Shake.  But not as thick as a milkshake, just…creamy. Smooth.  Rich and delicious.  Vanilla ice cream blended with Captain Morgan’s White Rum, sweet Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, creamy dulce de leche…and bacon.



You see, I was challenged by none other than The Captain to celebrate National Rum Day (August 16th!) with a concoction using some wild ingredients.  Licorice, potato chips, BBQ sauce, chocolate, bacon, pistachios…crazy, right?  So, being the bacon loving fiend I am, I went that route.

Tasty route, I tell you.  Bacon and Chocolate.

The bacon is only barely noticeable, save for the chocolate covered specimen I used as a garnish with a fun piece of chocolate bubblewrap, but it does add a neat flavor and a hint of salt in all that sweetness.  I was very pleased with the results…and I declare it a hit.

Just ask me.

It’s a hit.

Hopefully it’s a big enough winner to win over The Captain’s lackeys, as they are judging me, probably right this minute.  Yep…judging.  I can take it.  I know I’ve got the goods.

Wish me luck!


And in the meantime, give this boozy concoction a shot and let me know what you think!  (and yeah, I totally made that chocolate bubblewrap.  Wanna know how? Ask!)

Chocolate Covered Bacon Dulce de Leche Rum Shake


  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dulce de leche
  • 1 ounce Captain Morgan’s White Rum
  • 1 strip cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • Ice
  • 1 piece chocolate covered candied bacon (garnish)
  • Chocolate shavings (garnish)


Blend ice cream, chocolate syrup, dulce de leche, rum and bacon until smooth. Pour over ice. Top with cold milk. Garnish with candied bacon and chocolate shavings.


Disclaimer:  I was asked by Captain Morgan’s to create this recipe for National Rum Day.  I was not compensated other than rum and a few ingredients.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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