Who says ice cream and popsicles are just for kids? Now, most grownups have had an icy cocktail or two, but very few of us have enjoyed an alcoholic summertime treat that also constitutes dessert. Now is the time to change that!
You don’t need to be a mixologist or a chef to prepare these tasty drinks and boozy pops we’ve listed for you, and the majority of liquors and ingredients will be available at your local grocery store. What are you waiting for?!
Next time the kids start whining for the ice cream truck, head to the freezer and get yourself a delicious snack to beat the heat with as well. It’s what you deserve.
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
Combining fresh and frozen strawberries with lime juice and a light rum - or dark, if that’s more to your tastes - this refreshing favorite is sure to please everybody, and all you need to do to whip it up is toss the ingredients into your nearest blender.
Time to get drunk in the sun!
Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Slushie
Turning a classic movie theater/gas station treat into a grown-up delicacy even the grumpiest adult will enjoy. When you combine freshly squeezed lemon juice, chilled vodka, and frozen berries with some ice and sugar, you make this dreamy magic.
Remember to keep it away from kids!
Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to make rose wine even sweeter and more delicious? Well, now you know the answer! In half an hour, you’ll have a milkshake-thick icy drink that goes down easier than fruit juice, which gets dangerous after about the second glass.
Zesty and sure to quench your thirst, this tropical treat features two different kinds of rum: coconut and dark, as well as a banana liqueur, which pair beautifully with grenadine, orange, pineapple, and pomegranate. It’s zesty and has quite a bite, making it ideal for a day at the beach.
Frozen Banana Split
This ice cream parlor pastime combines both vodka and banana liqueur to make a thick and creamy alcoholic alternative - whilst this recipe in particular doesn’t call for ice cream, you can make it even more decadent with a few scoops of good vanilla or another flavor of your choice.
A take on the Mexican classic, this beautiful cup of frozen booze combines all the elements of the regular drink and amplifies them by blending everything with ice. Not too sweet and with just the right amount of tequila and triple sec, the frozen margarita is perfect for any occasion.
Putting a spin on the classic pina colada, this recipe calls for frozen mango instead of pineapple, which is just as tropical and alcoholic as its counterpart, and equally as easy to drink! A couple of these bad boys and all of your troubles will sail away with the tide...
Frozen Cherry Cosmos
Equal parts sweet and tart, a frozen cherry cosmo combines Grand Marnier and vodka with juice and fruits to make a very adult tasting beverage - this is one for the refined thirty-something who doesn’t care for those cocktails that come with tiny umbrellas but still wants to join in the fun.
Recreate everyone’s favorite mall exploration drink from the past with a new and boozy twist - a slight sweetness from the milk is instantly cut through by the zest and juice of plenty of oranges, and of course exponentially improved with the addition of a couple of vodka shots.
As the name suggests, this bad boy is favored across bars in Hawaii, famed for its double color layers that swirl around and mix together as you drink up. It’s fruity and fun, with half pina-colada style coconut, pineapple, and banana and the other a strawberry dream, all combined with rum to make one beautiful slushie.
Made with delicious Malibu rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice, the pina colada has been around for decades but remains just as popular as ever. It’s an absolute classic, which is why we couldn’t leave it off the list - plus it’s one of the easiest to make!
Another classic cocktail that’s only improved by the addition of ice and a blender, the frozen mojito can be made in a matter of minutes and thanks to all the mint, makes for one refreshing boozy beverage! Sip at the beach, by the pool, or even lounging around at home - you’ll be glad you did.
This right here is a cocktail that also solves an age-old problem: what on earth can you do with the skin of a pineapple, besides throwing it away?! Well, Delia Smith has the answer, and that is: to make an absolutely extraordinary summer drink that will change the way you eat tropical fruit forever!
Another twist on the pina colada is its very close sibling, the chi-chi! The primary difference is that this bad boy swaps out the coconut rum for vodka instead, which means it’s a great alternative for your friends who aren’t a huge fan of the flavor, though it does call for cream of coconut instead.
Last but not least we have this slightly rudely named cocktail, which uses creme de cacao for a chocolatey sensation mixed up with dark rum and coffee liqueur, plus cream of coconut if you like. Blended up with ice, it’s like a boozy mocha that you’ll never want to stop drinking.
Raspberry Gin Fizz Popsicles
Combining the classic flavors of a gin fizz cocktail with refreshing whole raspberries and then putting it on a stick? This is an incredibly attractive-looking cocktail that’s so pretty you won’t want to eat it… until you try a lick and realize it’s also incredibly delicious and will get you a little tipsy.
Watermelon Lemonade Vodka Popsicles
In just three steps, you can blend up the key ingredients to make the most thirst-quenching popsicle you’ve ever enjoyed, with the sweet taste of watermelon juice and citrussy lemonade combining to make a beautiful dream team you’ll want to have again and again.
Miami Vice Boozy Popsicles
Combining two classic cocktails - pina colada and strawberry daiquiri - these summer superstars are indulgent, icy-cold, and most importantly, very alcoholic! Be careful not to have too many, though it’s ridiculously easy to eat one after the other until they’re all gone...
Easy Vodka Lemonade Popsicles
For these babies, quite literally all you need are two ingredients: lemonade and vodka. It doesn’t matter which of either you use, so if you have a personal preference, even better! They won’t freeze entirely, given the vodka, so expect a slushier consistency… unless someone’s been watering down your booze!
Blue Lagoon Cocktail Popsicles
If you’ve ever had a Blue Lagoon, you’ll know how tasty these popsiclesposicles are going to be. If not, prepare for a blue tongue and to have your mind blown by the mix of vodka, lemonade, and blue curacao, for a bright and boozy ice pop that all adults are sure to enjoy.
Stout Ice Cream With Bittersweet Hot Fudge
Taking the best bitter notes from a stout beer and combining them with sweet vanilla and all of the other ice cream fixings, then topping with a decadent and slightly salty hot fudge sauce, you make the most grown up sundae in the world. And on the plus side, the kids would probably hate it even if they tried it!
No-Churn Creme de Menthe Ice Cream Shots
Spiked ice cream that takes inspiration from the classic shamrock shake? Don’t mind if we do! This delicious recipe makes no-churn minty chocolatey boozy shots for you to enjoy at your next gathering, and the lovely green color makes them look especially festive, so keep these in mind for Christmas!
Hot Chocolate Mescal Ice Cream
Tasting like you’ve blended up a bunch of churros and Mexican chocolate, this thick and decadent dessert has a dreamy chocolate custard base and requires specifically Mexican cinnamon sticks, but it’s absolutely worth the time and effort you’ll invest to get it just right.
Brown Russian Ice Cream
Custardy, creamy, and deceptively cloying, this ice cream is dangerous: it’s high in alcohol content but does not taste like it at all, so you could end up worse for wear if you eat too much! Caffeine fans rejoice, as it’s based in coffee-flavored liqueurs, for instance, Kahlua.
Guinness Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Ever wanted the experience of a creamy coke float, but replace the fizzy cola with tasty stout and trade vanilla ice cream for a chocolate chip Guinness flavor? No? Well doesn’t that sound delicious anyway?! We highly recommend you go ahead and give this combination a try for your dad next father’s day.
These sickly sweet and thick treats can be made in advance and left in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy them, which your future self will absolutely thank you for.
They’re also mighty boozy, pairing Bailey’s Irish cream, vodka, AND Kahlua, so enjoy responsibly!
White Russian Alcoholic Milkshake
All of the classic flavors from the traditional White Russian cocktail, like coffee liqueur and vodka, blended up with six big old scoops of delicious vanilla ice cream, then poured into a cold glass to be topped with whipped cream and cherries - what’s not to love?!
Chocolate Bourbon Milkshake
Who knew that Maker’s Mark bourbon and chocolate ice cream were a match made in culinary heaven? Well, the genius who put this recipe together! All you need is ice cream, milk, and a blender and you’ll be ready to enjoy this sophisticated milkshake for more refined palates. And remember - it’s only for grown-ups!
White Chocolate and Strawberry Boozy Shake
If you’ve ever had chocolate-covered strawberries, imagine the taste sensation of those and you’re halfway to discovering how delicious this drink is.
Combining frozen strawberries and vanilla ice cream with strawberry vodka, Irish cream and white chocolate liqueur, this truly is one of the most decadent boozy summer treats on our list. You probably won’t want more than one!
Baileys Oreo Milkshake
Finally! America’s favorite cookie and Ireland’s best-loved liqueur are paired together to make an indulgently creamy and addictive milkshake that’s a surefire crowdpleaser, especially when you add vanilla vodka into the mix. It takes five minutes to make, but certainly leaves a long-lasting impression!
Pina Colada Milkshake + 30 Frozen Summer Cocktails
A simple milkshake with a hint of rum is just what you need to feel extra special during summer months!
- 1 cup coconut ice cream
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 1.5 ounces rum
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped pineapple
- 1 teaspoon coconut shreds
- Combine the ice cream, pineapple juice, and rum into a blender and pulse until combined.
- Garnish with fresh pineapple and coconut flakes, then serve immediately.
Skip the rum and serve this to the kids!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 442Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 4g
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