Boozy Frozen Treats We Love

We'll happily accept a bowl of ice cream on a scorcher of a summer afternoon, but we'll leap from our seats for the spiked stuff! Get our favorite alcohol-infused ice cream, sorbet, and sherbet recipes here.

  • Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Helen Crowther

    Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

    A small amount of Chambord, a raspberry liqueur, is just enough to make this already tasty treat completely craveworthy.
  • Cherry-Bourbon Ice Cream
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

    Cherry-Bourbon Ice Cream

    The tart flavor of late-summer cherry ice cream is enhanced by just a hint of bourbon. It's a Southern summer night in a bowl.
  • Maple-Bourbon Ice Cream
    By Erin McFarland, Karry Hosford

    Maple-Bourbon Ice Cream

    The North meets South combination of sweet maple syrup and bourbon is reminiscent of spiced eggnog.
  • Bing Cherry Sorbet with Prosecco
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro

    Bing Cherry Sorbet with Prosecco

    Top sweet-tart cherry sorbet with a hit of bubbly for a surprising and refreshing post-dinner treat.
  • Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
    By Erin McFarland

    Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake

    One bite of the classic Italian dessert gone frozen will surely melt even the most staunch dessert purist.
  • Dark Cherry Merlot Sauce over Yogurt
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Kira Corbin

    Dark Cherry Merlot Sauce over Yogurt

    Turn the basic pint of vanilla ice cream in your freezer into a boozy delight with the addition of dark cherry merlot sauce.
  • Green Apple Sauvignon Blanc Sorbet
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Katie Christ

    Green Apple Sauvignon Blanc Sorbet

    Sauvignon Blanc's characteristic green-apple flavors blend seamlessly with the fruit itself, so why not play matchmaker?
  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

    Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries mingling with fruity red wine sounds a lot like heaven to us.
  • Rum-Macadamia Ice Cream
    By Erin McFarland, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross

    Rum-Macadamia Ice Cream

    Rum-spiked ice cream topped with grilled pineapple and coconut is enough to send you into full-fledged vacation mode with one bite.
  • Tangerine Sherbet
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Emma Star Jensen

    Tangerine Sherbet

    The geniuses at Sunset suggest topping this orange liqueur-spiked treat with champagne for an impressive presentation.
  • Coffee Chocolate Crunch Fantasia Ice Cream Sundaes
    By Erin McFarland

    Coffee Chocolate Crunch Fantasia Ice Cream Sundaes

    To ice cream made from only whipping cream and coffee liqueur we say, "more please!"
  • Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: Annabelle Breakey

    Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream

    Make the transition from summer to fall with a spiced (and spiked!) recipe oozing with the flavors of autumn.
  • Japonica Ice Cream Sundaes
    By Erin McFarland, Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Japonica Ice Cream Sundaes

    Sake is the secret ingredient to the already unique combination of green tea ice cream and ripe red plums.
  • Tequila-Lime Sorbet
    By Erin McFarland

    Tequila-Lime Sorbet

    Serve this refreshing sorbet after a spicy Mexican meal or summer barbecue to tame the heat and end things on a sweet note.
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