Best boozy ice creams that deserve prime space in the freezer

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Why shake up a cocktail when these boozy ice creams are sitting in the freezer. While some people have blended adult milkshakes, these pints are just scoop and enjoy. Whether you have a craving for a decadent option or some lighter fare, there is a flavor to satisfy every craving.

From grocery store shelves to artisan offerings, the best boozy ice creams come in all different varieties. When picking one over another, people’s opinions vary. Some people prefer convenience and others seek out the most unique flavors.

In the past year, there has been a rise in frozen adult desserts. Frozen icicles are filling coolers to help cool off on a hot day. It seems that the glass isn’t the only way to enjoy that favorite beverage.

These boozy ice creams will have you screaming for more.

Tipsy Scoop

Probably one of the most well know alcoholic ice creams, Tipsy Scoop is always pushing the boundary of what a boozy ice cream can be. From brand collaborations to innovative flavors, there is always a reason to place an order.

Whether you stop at one it its barlours or place an order on Goldbelly, there is a treat that your spoon needs. From a Spiked Hazelnut Coffee to a Mango Margarita Sorbet, it can be hard to pick a favorite.

Arctic Buzz

Artic Buzz is a straightforward concept, combining vodka with a frozen dessert. While the brand has a secret recipe, one aspect has it standing out from the rest, the higher alcohol content. With up to 9% ABV, one scoop packs a big punch.

Available in a variety of flavors, there are a few options that stand out. From the cookies and cream to the birthday cake, now it is clear you can eat your ice cream and have a cocktail too.

Van Leeuwen

Coming off that epic Kraft Mac and Cheese Ice cream, Van Leeuwen offered a Van Leeuwen Bourbon Cherries Jubilee Boozy Ice Cream. While the flavor is only available on a limited basis, that rich, creamy ice cream is worth seeking. Just like the brand’s belief that happiness is healthiness, this flavor was a real winner.


As one of the more widely available options, Häagen-Dazs has a variety of boozy ice creams in its line. Although the alcohol content is much lower than some other alcoholic ice cream options, they are still quite tasty.

From the rose and cream to the Bourbon Praline Pecan, these flavors capture classic combinations. And, the Whisky Hazelnut Latte can get a little extra boost from a shot of your favorite whiskey, too.

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These are just a small sample of the many, many boozy ice creams available. And, if you can’t find one that you like, you can make your own. Grab that blender and get mixing.

Do you like to combine your cocktails and your desserts?