As we start to head down the finish line to those final days of summer, we find ourselves constantly coming up with different ways to keep cool.
We crank up the AC, we become regulars at the neighborhood pool, we avoid the oven like the plague, and most importantly we make boozy frozen treats (our preferred method for beating the heat).
And while icy cocktails are definitely an excellent way to combat oppressive temps, why not take things a step further and make a grown up slushy instead?
Don’t be scared.
Add some mezcal to that luscious vanilla bean ice cream and spike that tangy sorbet with some vodka! It’s like killing two birds with one stone — cocktails and refreshing desserts were meant for each other.
You catch our drift. Boozy frozen treats > non-boozy frozen treats. So do yourself a favor and read on for some killer boozy frozen concoctions you need in your life, like, stat.
Long gone are the days when a humble fruit bar or push-pop would do. Don’t get us wrong, good old-fashioned strawberry popsicles are all fine and dandy, but strawberry negroni popsicles? Fah-get-abah-it.
Salted Watermelon Margarita Popsicles from How Sweet it is
Lemonade Moonshine Popsicles from Dessert for Two
Strawberry-Negroni Popsicles from The Roaming Kitchen
Dark and Stormy Popsicles from Brooklyn Supper
Jalapeño Mango Margarita Popsicles from Broma Bakery
Coconut Cream Popsicles with Vanilla Bean and Malibu Rum from The Modern Proper
Pimm’s Popsicles from The Little Epicurean
Pina Colada Popsicles from Drizzle and Dip
Blood Orange & Thyme Popsicles with Aperol & Gin from Holly and Flora
You may scream for ice cream, but we scream for ice creams spiked with rum and limoncello. And we’ll want seconds, please.
Chocolate Stout Ice Cream from Floating Kitchen
Limoncello Ice Cream from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind
Bourbon Smoked Sugar Ice Cream with a Fig Swirl from The Bojon Gourmet
Beer & Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Ice Cream from Sift and Whisk
Mojito Ice Cream from The Farmer’s Daughter
Cold Steeped Vanilla Mezcal Ice Cream from Kitchen Konfidence
Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Blackberry Red Wine Swirl from Katie at the Kitchen Door
Floats & Milkshakes
Sometimes we just like drinking our alcohol with a little ice cream. Floats and milkshakes are great for when you can’t make up your mind between having ice cream or a drink, so you make the intelligent, adult decision to have both. Make the right choice.
White Russian Affogato from Hungry Girl por Vida
Negroni Float from Craft and Cocktails
Mint Julep Milkshakes from A Beautiful Mess
Rhubarb Campari Sorbet with Prosecco from Katie at the Kitchen Door
Boozy S’mores Milkshake from Cookie Named Desire
Adult Root Beer Floats from My Baking Addiction
Bourbon Orange Soda Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream Floats from Boulder Locavore
Bananas Foster Milkshakes with Bruléed Bananas & Salted Chocolate Sauce from Yes to Yolks
Peach Sorbet Mojito Float from Kitchen Confidante
Slushies, Sorbets, & Granitas
The only thing better than boozy frozen treats are boozy fruity frozen treats (try saying that five times fast). Also, how fun is it to say “sangria granita?” These treats are clearly entertaining.
Rosé Watermelon Slushies from Wit & Vinegar
Pineapple Mint Granita with Rum from Girl Versus Dough
Sangria Granita Snow Cones from Sugar and Charm
Gin and Tonic Granita from Chew Town
Blood Orange Peach Slushie Screwdriver from Climbing Grier Mountain
Cosmopolitan Sorbet from Heather Christo
Blueberry Cream Wine Slush from Hungry Couple
Boozy Watermelon Sorbet from Butterlust
This recipe round-up was curated by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam of Tip Toes in the Kitchen. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.
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