D Bar and a Vanilla Malt Shake

by Kirsten on June 24, 2012 · 11 comments

in Desserts, Misc. Sweets


To celebrate the success of my biggest catering event yet Mr. Rockies and some friends treated ourselves at the D Bar here in Denver with a light dinner and some extraordinarily desserts.

D Bar is owned by the talented pastry chefs Keegan Gerhard (featured on Food Network) & Lisa Bailey. Since opening their doors in 2008 their exquisite dessert and cake creations have put them very quickly in the spotlight and on the very top of Denver’s food scene.

Attached are a few pictures of the desserts we enjoyed taken with Mr. Rockies’ little point-and-shoot.

D Bar Dessert Special
rhubarb-strawberry compote ∙ shortbread ∙ buttermilk ice cream ∙ strawberry sauce:

 D Bar Soufflé
harlequin soufflé ∙ coulis framboise ∙ vanilla “beignets”∙ rasp. crème fraiche swirl:

 My dessert of choice was D Bar’s vanilla malt shake. After my tonsillectomy almost four weeks ago, this shake was the best thing I have eaten and enjoyed since. It was creamy, malty and smooth – just out of this world.

Create your own vanilla malt shake at home with this recipe:

Vanilla Malt Shake
4.5 from 2 reviews
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  • 2 scoops (about 1 cup, 250 ml) good vanilla bean ice cream
  • 3 Tablespoons malted milk powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender until combined.
  2. Pour mixture into a tall glass and add a straw.
Add some milk, if you prefer the consistency of your shake on the thinner side.


D Bar Shake
vanilla malt shake:

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Michele Gerhard August 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Hello Kirsten! I am sooooooooooooo thrilled with your D Bar post!!! I’m Chef Keegan’s mom! I miss him so much! This really makes me want to get on the plane and fly to Denver, although he’s probably in San Diego now. It’s very hard to keep up with him… Thank you for this beautiful post and for your obvious appreciation of Keegan and Lisa’s “baby”, xoxo

Buy Vanilla July 10, 2012 at 4:17 am

Hi Kirsten,

This is a fantastic recipe, and great fun to make with the kids. Thanks so much for posting it.

All the best, Alex

Susan o June 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

What gorgeous looking desserts. I can only imagine the taste of that cold creamy float.

Lubna Karim June 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Wow…that’s an extremely delectable malt shake…..

Simone June 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

Congratulations on the success of your catering event and wow those desserts look pretty awesome to me!

Carlos June 25, 2012 at 7:40 am

Kirsten, I got to add the D-Bar to my list of places to visit. I love ice cream and milk shakes; a cool treat this time of the year is always welcome 🙂

Susan June 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Kirsten, I’m out of town, for my granddaughter’s first dance recital, but you can bet when I get home…I’m having a milk shake! These looks wonderful and you’ve done it again–made me drool on my computer:-D

gloria June 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Love this vanilla malt shake look yumm!!

Mary June 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Congrats on your catering event! I had my tonsils out when I was 7 . . . and I still VIVIDLY remember it! I think you should treat yourself to one of those delicious drinks weekly, or at least until you feel 100%!!!

Have a great week, and cheers to years of successful catering!

Karen Harris June 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

So funny, my post that I just published is on D Bar Desserts too. What a coincidence and a great way to celebrate your success.

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) June 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Beautiful desserts. And congratulations on the success of your catering event. I’ve never heard of D Bar. And thanks to you, I’m now going to be craving a milk shake!

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