As smooth and white as falling snow—but not as gentle. Watch out, or you’ll get buried alive.
2 cups ice
1 cup vanilla ice cream
2 ounces Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys)
2 ounces white crème de cacao
2 ounces vodka
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Cover and pulse on and off until the mixture starts to swirl evenly.
3. Blend on high for 20 seconds, or until the drink is completely smooth.
BANANA AVALANCHE Omit the crème de cacao. Add 2 ounces crème de banane before blending.
MEXICAN AVALANCHE Omit the vanilla ice cream. Add 1 cup chocolate ice cream, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon almond extract before blending.
MINTY AVALANCHE Reduce the vodka to 1 ounce. Add 1 ounce peppermint schnapps before blending.
NUTTY AVALANCHE Omit the crème de cacao. Add 2 ounces hazelnut liqueur before blending.
VANILLA AVALANCHE Omit the crème de cacao. Add 2 ounces vanilla liqueur before blending.