7 Recipes for Boozy Ice Cream Treats

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There are many ways to improve ice cream, which is pretty fantastic on its own. You can put it between cookies for a sandwich, make a sundae, blend it up for a milkshake, or try non-traditional takes like sorbets and gelatos. But the ultimate, adult way to eat ice cream has to be adding alcohol. That’s right, you can take your childhood favorites and turn them into boozy treats — exactly what these seven recipes do.

1. Raspberry Sorbet

This sorbet is totally homemade, and light on the alcohol. Busy in Brooklyn provided a way to make sorbet without an ice cream machine, so all you’ll need is the patience to wait for the sorbet to set!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 24 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries (thaw if frozen)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vodka (optional)

Directions: Create a simple syrup by bringing the sugar and water up to a boil until the sugar dissolves. Cool. Put the raspberries, syrup, and lemon in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove the pits.

Pour the raspberry puree onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and freeze until set. Break the frozen puree into pieces and blend again in the food processor (separate into batches, if needed.) If possible, freeze on the cookie sheet once more and blend again. Serve immediately or freeze. If frozen, remove from the freezer and let it soften for a few minutes before serving.

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