With the heat on blast this summer, there’s no way we’re going to miss an opportunity for ice cream. Rather than keeping it basic, why not turn up the excitement with a little boozy mix in? Combine two of the most refreshing parts of summer and you’ll have a milkshake that’s sure to please.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite boozy milkshake recipes for the dog days of summer.
Bourbon and Coffee Milkshake
For the coffee lover, this one is a must. Although coffee and bourbon can both be an excellent way to end a meal in their own unique ways, together, they are magical.
2 oz bourbon (we suggest Makers Mark)
2 c coffee ice cream
1 c milk or dairy alternative
1 c ice
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a frosty glass for maximum enjoyment.
Baileys Best Milkshake
Baileys is probably a standby in your liquor cabinet. While you might be used to adding it into your coffee on lazy Sunday mornings, there’s no reason Baileys can’t be part of your adult milkshake.
2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
2 big scoops of vanilla chip ice cream
3 oz milk or dairy alternative
2 c ice
Add each ingredient into a blender and blend until smooth. Add to your favorite tall glass and top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a cherry.
Boozy Key Lime Shake
Nothing says summer like the sweet, tangy flavor of key lime. With this recipe, you can have your dessert and booze it too.
¼ c Baileys Irish Cream 1 ½ oz lime vodka (we suggest Burnetts Vodka Lime)
1 oz of tequila—your favorite tequila blanco will do
3 ½ c vanilla ice cream
1 ½ oz fresh key lime juice
1 oz sweetened condensed milk
Graham crackers, crushed
Add all ingredients except graham crackers into a blender and mix on high until fully smooth. Pour into a frosted glass, and top with a sprinkle or two of graham cracker. Kick back and enjoy!
Strawberry Shortcake Boozy Milkshake
Nothing screams indulgence more than strawberry shortcake and ice cream. The sweetness of strawberries combines with the sweetness of cupcake vodka for the perfect boozy dessert treat.
½ oz cupcake vodka (we recommend Desiree Cupcake Vodka)
2 c vanilla chip ice cream
½ c milk or dairy alternative
2 c frozen strawberries, sliced
Angel food cake
Fresh strawberries, halved
Combine the first four ingredients in a blender and mix on high until completely smooth. Serve in a chilled glass with an angel food cake and strawberry topper.
Important to Note
We would never want to ruin anyone’s fun, but it’s important to point out that these beverages will look both fun and enjoyable to a variety of ages. However, they are only intended for adults. If you happen to be enjoying these drinks around children, make sure to have an alternative for them so they can enjoy the festive fun of a milkshake. (Hint: most of these recipes will do fine without the alcohol!)
Need more inspiration for creating a frosty, boozy treat? Head over to Payless Liquors and see where your imagination takes you!