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.
Raspberry-Lime Rickey SlushiesRed raspberries' juicy, sweet flavor peaks from late June through August and is just right for this summer cooler. We spiked the drink with an herbaceous, citrusy gin that's distilled in small batches in Philadelphia.
Fresh Blackberry Granita with Lemon SyrupThere's only one way to keep your cool this summer, with boozy frozen treats! Beat the heat by sipping on a refreshing berry granita. Tip: make the lemon syrup while the granita freezes, and refrigerate; strain before serving. Top with extra berries, if desired.
Cherry-Bourbon Ice CreamThe 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.
Strawberry-Buttermilk SherbetA small amount of Chambord, a raspberry liqueur, is just enough to make this already tasty treat completely craveworthy.
Soft-Serve Mango-Banana SorbetThis fruity sorbet uses cut-up frozen fruit to speed up the prep time. For a pretty garnish, top with paper-thin mango slices and lime rind strips.
Maple-Bourbon Ice CreamThe North meets South combination of sweet maple syrup and bourbon is reminiscent of spiced eggnog.
Bing Cherry Sorbet with ProseccoTop sweet-tart cherry sorbet with a hit of bubbly for a surprising and refreshing post-dinner treat.
Tiramisu Ice Cream CakeOne bite of the classic Italian dessert gone frozen will surely melt even the most staunch dessert purist.
Dark Cherry Merlot Sauce over YogurtTurn 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 SorbetSauvignon Blanc's characteristic green-apple flavors blend seamlessly with the fruit itself, so why not play matchmaker?
Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice CreamTart rhubarb and sweet strawberries mingling with fruity red wine sounds a lot like heaven to us.
Rum-Macadamia Ice CreamRum-spiked ice cream topped with grilled pineapple and coconut is enough to send you into full-fledged vacation mode with one bite.
Tangerine SherbetThe geniuses at Sunset suggest topping this orange liqueur-spiked treat with champagne for an impressive presentation.
Oaxacan Chocolate Milk ShakesThis spiked chocolate milk shake has been on the menu at Copita, chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir's restaurant in Sausalito, California, since day one.
Coffee Chocolate Crunch Fantasia Ice Cream SundaesTo ice cream made from only whipping cream and coffee liqueur we say, "more please!"
Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice CreamMake the transition from summer to fall with a spiced (and spiked!) recipe oozing with the flavors of autumn.
Japonica Ice Cream SundaesSake is the secret ingredient to the already unique combination of green tea ice cream and ripe red plums.
Tequila-Lime SorbetServe this refreshing sorbet after a spicy Mexican meal or summer barbecue to tame the heat and end things on a sweet note.