Boozy Snow Cones And Ice Creams Are Guaranteed To Get You In The Spring Spirit

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Dessert cocktails are one of my favorites, mostly because I prefer sweet drinks over a beer or hard liquor. And nothing says springtime to me more than snow cones and ice cream, so we thought, why not combine the two? Alcohol and springtime desserts! Here is our list of snow cone cocktail recipes and our favorite boozy ice creams! But before you start, make sure you have all the necessary supplies on hand…

 

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Snow Cones

Remember the days of being a kid and buying snow cones at the county fair? Now, as an adult, you can make yourself snow cocktails! After you put your kids to bed, borrow their snow cone machines and get cranking. Or, you can use a blender for these delicious snow cone recipes!

Adult Snow Cones by Tipsy Bartender

Ingredients

Green

  • Vodka

  • Coconut Rum

  • Melon Liqueur

  • Sour Apple Pucker

  • Peach Schnapps

  • Green Hawaiian Punch

Blue

  • Vodka

  • Blue Raspberry Vodka

  • Coconut Rum

  • Peach Schnapps

  • Blue Curacao

  • Blue Gatorade

Orange

  • Vodka

  • Orange Vodka

  • Coconut Rum

  • Peach Schnapps

  • Orange Soda

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients for each color in separate containers and freeze until hardened. OR use your kids’ snow cone maker!

  2. Scoop into snow cone cones.

  3. You can use any combination of liquors and mixers as long as you use 1 part liquor and 3 parts mixer


Limoncello Snow Cones

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves roughly chopped

  • 2 tablespoons limoncello

  • 8 cups ice

Directions

  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan on medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar in the water.

  2. Reduce heat to a simmer.

  3. Add mint leaves. Press on mint leaves with a wooden spoon to release their flavor.

  4. Simmer for two minutes.

  5. Remove from heat and mix in the limoncello.

  6. Strain out the mint leaves and cool the syrup to room temperature.

  7. Use an ice shaver, snow cone maker, or blender to turn ice into shaved ice.

  8. Divide shaved ice into 4 cups and drizzle limoncello syrup on top.


Rosé Snow Cones

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 cup rosé wine (preferably a full-bodied rosé)

  • ½ cup simple syrup

  • 5 cups ice

Directions

  1. Place the sugar and water in an airtight container, cover and shake until dissolved (or heat the sugar and water over medium heat in a small saucepan, stirring until dissolved; then cool and chill before using).

  2. Place the rosé, simple syrup and ice in a blender and purée until smooth and fluffy, stopping the blender occasionally and using a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender jar as necessary.

  3. Serve piled in paper cups, shot glasses or small bowls.


Ice Cream

One of my favorite frozen desserts is ice cream, but boozy ice cream? Yes, please! These ice creams will be the perfect tasty treat to bring in summer!

Bourbon Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped

  • 2 Tablespoons butter

  • 1 Tablespoon light or dark brown sugar

  • Hearty pinch of salt

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 cup half and half 

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar or granulated sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract

  • 3 Tablespoons bourbon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chopped pecans on a baking sheet and toast them for 7 minutes, or until fragrant and golden.

  2. Just before the pecans are done toasting, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add 1 Tablespoon brown sugar and salt and whisk until completely combined and bubbly. Remove from heat.

  3. Add pecans to saucepan and stir/toss to coat. Pour pecans in a single layer onto a piece of parchment paper to cool.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together heavy cream, half and half, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla extract and bourbon.

  5. Pour batter into frozen ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer’s directions (usually 20-25 minutes of churning). During the last 5 minutes, add in your prepared pecans.

  6. Store in a freezer-safe container and freeze for a couple of hours if you want it to be a soft-serve texture (or overnight, if you want to eat it after it’s hardened). Enjoy!


Irish Whiskey Ice Cream

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup cold milk

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 packet gelatin 1/4 oz

  • 1/3 cup Irish whiskey

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Mix the cream and milk together with the sugar. Stir to completely dissolve the sugar.

  2. Sprinkle the gelatin over 1/4 cup of cold water. Let sit one minute. Then pour 1/4 cup of boiling water over that and stir to completely dissolve the gelatin.

  3. Pour the gelatin into the cream mixture and stir. Refrigerate the mix until cold, about 2 hours.

  4. Pour the mixture into your ice cream machine and process according to directions.

  5. When the ice cream is starting to look firm, pour in the whiskey and the vanilla. This will thin out the mixture again. Let the ice cream churn until it is thickened again.

  6. Spread the soft ice cream in a loaf pan and freeze until firm


Haagen-Dazs Spirits

 
 
 
 
 
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From fruity flavors to chocolate toffee crunches, Haagen-Dazs has got you covered. My favorite part about their selection is that they use a wide variety of liquors for these — wine, bourbon, whiskey & rum. They also have one non-dairy option. This is a convenient brand because you can pick these up in most of your local grocery stores!


Tipsy Ice Cream

 
 
 
 
 
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Unless you’re in Manhattan, these ones have to be ordered online! With a wide variety of flavors, these ice cream pints look AMAZING! Although a bit on the pricey side, their cocktail kits would be perfect as a gift to yourself or for another!


Jeni’s Ice Cream

 
 
 
 
 
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Jeni’s Ice Cream is available at some specialty grocery stores like AJ’s Fine Foods and Whole Foods but you can also get them shipped straight to your home! They have many dairy-free options to choose from and so many unique and delicious-sounding flavors! These ones also won’t break the bank!

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What is your go-to alcoholic dessert or other boozy ice cream? Let us know below!


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