11 Cocktails You Can Make with Ice Cream Slideshow

An ice cream cocktail is the ultimate guilty pleasure

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11 Cocktails You Can Make with Ice Cream

Enjoying a frosty drink at the peak of summer is always refreshing, but the hot-weather months aren’t the only time to savor a tasty frozen treat.

You can incorporate ice cream into many recipes at any time of the year. Milkshakes, smoothies, sundaes, you name it — ice cream is sure to take your taste buds on a trip to frozen paradise.

Debating whether or not you should sip on a milkshake or eat your ice cream with a spoon? Don’t worry: If you make an ice cream cocktail, you don’t have to choose.

Ice cream cocktails are the ultimate way to take your favorite dessert to the next level. Plus, you can step up your sundae skills by adding a dash of your favorite liquor.

It doesn’t matter if you’re slurping on a milkshake by the pool or mixing up a chilling cocktail for your favorite holiday. We’ve come up with a delicious roundup of ice cream cocktails for the whole year long.

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

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Looking for an ice cream cocktail you can sip through a straw? The heavy cream in this recipe will do the trick. If you prefer to eat it with a spoon, replace the cream with vanilla ice cream.

Click here for the Brandy Alexander Cocktail recipe.

Café Cocktail

The combination of Patrón XO Cafe, coffee ice cream, nutmeg, and ground coffee in this cocktail is sure to keep your sweet tooth satisfied.

Click here for the Café Cocktail recipe.

Coco Dreamsicle Cocktail

Finally, a skinny version of an ice cream cocktail that everyone can enjoy. This light and unique mixture of ingredients includes orange juice, coconut water, and Skinny Girl vodka.

Click here for the Coco Dreamsicle Cocktail recipe.

Crunch Cassidy Milkshake

This milkshake is a crunchy, sweet, and salty treat with bourbon and pretzels. The clever combination makes this spin on your average milkshake a must-try.

Click here for the Cassidy Milkshake recipe.

Frappe Extreme

With the combination of Patrón XO Cafe, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup, it’s no wonder this cocktail is called “extreme.” It’s your average sundae, taken to the next level!

Click here for the Frappe Extreme recipe.

Prediction Cocktail

We “predict” this ice cream cocktail will be utterly delicious, because it includes whipped cream, chocolate syrup, Patrón XO Cafe, and vanilla ice cream. As a matter of fact, we know it is!

Click here for the Prediction Cocktail recipe.

Raspberry Champagne Fizz

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Who says you need a reason to celebrate? Pop open a bottle of bubbly and enjoy this delicious ice cream cocktail any time of the year.

Click here for the Raspberry Champagne Fizz recipe.

Strawberry Milkshake Cocktail

Have you ever added gin or basil to your ice cream treat? With basil, puréed strawberry, and vanilla ice cream, this is like the strawberry milkshake of your dreams.

Click here for the Strawberry Milkshake cocktail recipe.  

The Godfather Ice Cream Cocktail

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If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up that will calm your craving for sweets, this is the cocktail for you. Espresso ice cream and whiskey make quite the duet in this recipe.

Click here for The Godfather Ice Cream Cocktail recipe.

The Inside Scoop

Eager to get the inside scoop on how to bring your ice cream cocktail to another level? Jägermeister is sure to do the trick. This cocktail recipe will give your root beer float a serious revamp!

Click here for the Inside Scoop recipe.

Upward Float

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Mixing vanilla soda and vanilla ice cream may seem like an obvious combination, but the Campari and gin in this recipe create a unique taste that is sure to please.

Click here for the Upward Float recipe.