It’s time for Mardi Gras again and that means time for Man Catchin’ Beignets! This year we decided to spice things up and not only make Beignets, but make them filled with Nutella and create a crazy shake to go along with them. And what makes them taste even better? Being Mickey Shaped of course! So here we bring to you today The Mickey Beignet Mardi Gras Milkshake!
If you’ve been following us on Instagram for any amount of time, then you’ll know we love making beignets every year for Fat Tuesday. We recently tried a Nutella filled beignet from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in Epcot and it was completely life changing, so we knew our next batch of beignets had to be filled with this Hazelnutty goodness. And because we wanted them filled, we knew that they’d need to be a bit fluffier than usual.
We started with a new Beignet recipe and you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Warm water around 100 degrees F
- Active Dry Yeast
- Evaporated milk
- 1 Egg
- Vanilla Extract
- Canola Oil
- Powdered Sugar
- Mickey Mouse cookie cutter
- Piping Bag
- Icing Tip
You can find the recipe for these Mickey Beignets down below
For the King Cake Milkshake you will need:
- Blue Bell King Cake Ice Cream
- Milk, or any alternative milk
- Vanilla Simple Syrup
- Small Blender
- White Chocolate
- Piping Bags
If you can’t locate King Cake Ice Cream, you can always substitute it for a plain vanilla milkshake and add Cinnamon Syrup for that King Cake Flavor or you just use whatever flavor you’d like for the milkshakes. The possibilities are really quite endless.
A few simple tips before we get started with the recipe. The beignets will be best the day you make them. We prefer them hot and fresh but it will be more difficult to fill them when they’re super hot. Let them cool just a bit before adding the Nutella. And you’ll definitely want to use an icing tip to fill your beignets.
When piping the white chocolate on the inside and outside of your mug, you’ll want to freeze the glass after the white chocolate has been piped to avoid the chocolate from melting or dripping while you’re getting the Milkshake ready.
We hope you love these Mickey Beignet Mardi Gras Milkshake and have fun adding them to your Fat Tuesday celebrations!