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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Cedar Ridge Rye Whiskey Mango-Coconut Shake

Rye Whiskey: Cedar Ridge Distillery-Swisher, IA

We couldn’t resist! This amazing Rye Whiskey was screaming to be used for dessert and we answered the call. Just a few simple ingredients and we made a delicious shake using a homegrown Iowa spirit. Sweetness of the Rye meets the richness of another Iowa favorite. Blue Bunny Ice Cream! Only a few of these Cedar Ridge Rye barrels were produced and the North Dodge Street Hy-Vee in Iowa City is were you can go to find it!

Prep Time: 5 minutes     Yield: 2 large shakes


  • 1 pint Blue Bunny vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup Cedar Ridge Rye Whiskey
  • Optional, a couple of tablespoons of milk

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix on high. Or if you have a blender like ours, set in to the smoothie setting. If you want your shake a little smoother, add a splash or two of milk and mix some more. I felt a little naughty making a shake on a smoothie setting. I think we know who’s in charge here. Blend until it has a beautiful velvet texture and pour into a glass. We placed a freshly sliced orange on the rim and shared with no one. I recommend flashing this recipe to your friends on your phone when they wondered why they didn’t get any. Tell them to get the North Dodge Street Hy-Vee in Iowa City while this Rye Whiskey lasts!

Be sure to read about more of kitchen adventures in Iowa Recipe Quest!

Thanks for reading! -Team Goodvin

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