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What is a good alcoholic drink to make with ice cream?

Asked by waterskier2007 (2050points) November 3rd, 2008

me and some friends want a drink to make that includes ice cream. any help would be great. personal favorites or ones you have heard of

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asmonet's avatar

Speaking as someone who has drunk!vomited ice cream… this sounds like a terrible idea.

marinelife's avatar

A variation on Brandy Alexander with peach ice cream. Use Peach schnapps instead of the cream de cacao and peach ice cream instead of the half and half.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Root Beer Schnapps and Vanilla ice cream maybe?

laureth's avatar

@asmonet – do you mean you vomited ice cream while drunk, or that you drank someone’s vomited ice cream?

That said, it’s not a drink per se, but Kahlua as a sauce for a scoop of vanilla is pretty top-notch. Just imho.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@laureth. Whoa! That was way too much information and a really bad vision in my head. LOL

(The first part of your post, I mean)

gailcalled's avatar

White Russian w. a scoop of coffee ice cream.

The infamous Bourbon milk punch served in large vats at Dartmouth in the 1950’s.
Bourbon Milk Punch. For one serving w. a scoop of vanilla ice cream. For a crowd, multiply ingredients by 100.

2 oz bourbon
4 oz milk
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

At 18, you shouldn’t be buying alcohol, should you?
kahlua and vanilla ice cream. My dad used to call this a Tumbleweed for some reason.

SoapChef's avatar

Omigosh, I have this old recipe for eggnog that has ice cream in it. Not being a huge eggnog fan, I must say it is excellent. My Mom got it from her employer back in the fifties. They used to make it in the baby’s bathtub for their Christmas parties.

Edit I found the recipe, I can’t believe it! Of course this has to come with the raw egg disclaimer. The raw eggs don’t bother me nearly as much as using the baby bathtub as a punch bowl!
This was Becky of Farm Hills, Redwood City California Famous Eggnog. You have to picture a bunch of young adults having a swinging Christmas party in the fifties. Bossanova!

6 egg yolks
1/4 cup dessert sugar
6 egg whites
1/2 cup dessert sugar
2 qts milk or half and half
1 pint heavy cream
Brandy, Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
Beat egg yolks 5 minutes on hi speed. Gradually add sugar. Continue beating about 10 minutes. Whip whites til frosty. Add sugar and beat til stiff. Whip cream til stiff. Fold cream into egg yolk mix. Add milk-mix well. Cut and fold whites into mixture. Chill. Beat well before serving. Add liquor while mixer is going. (Chill liquor before putting into mix.) Add ice cream, beat well. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Wow, it occured to me while typing what a pain in the ass this is. I haven’t made it in years, but I assure you it is head and shoulders above your average eggnog!

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Right now, I’m taste-testing bourbon and orange soda. Tastes exactly like an old-fashion. All it needs is the maraschino cherries and a slice of orange.

asmonet's avatar

@laureth: Oh gross. haha.

skabeep's avatar

vanilla ice cream
Hot fudge
Irish cream

battlemarz's avatar

Root beer float minus the root?

squigish's avatar

Pretty much anything that mixes well with milk will go with ice cream too.

Some personal favorites:
Mudslide: Irish Cream (Bailey’s or similar), Kahlua, and optional vodka, depending on how strong you like it. Put it all in a blender with ice cream.

You can also just add more or less any kind of cream liqueur to a regular milkshake. You should just remember to use less than the normal amount of milk to make up for the extra liquid you’re adding. Sometimes I forgo the milk entirely. My personal favorites on this front are Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur), or some kind of chocolate liqueur (Godiva or Creme de Cacao).

There’s a diner near where I live that has a killer cocktail they call the chocolate chip cookie, where they put a baked chocolate chip cookie in the blender with the ice cream and liquor. I know they use Sambuca, which is an Italian anise liqueur, but I can’t remember what else goes in it.

Raspberry liqueur is good too. Experiment, have fun, and (obligatory disclaimer) stay safe! I’m a big believer that alcoholic drinks should taste good, even if your main goal is just to intoxicate yourself.

EmpressPixie's avatar

Chocolate milkshakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream. Even better with the hint of chocolate mint one. Yummy!

jessturtle23's avatar

A bushwacker. It’s the best. I think I had one Friday because there was a melted one by the bed when I woke up.

BarbieM's avatar


vanilla ice cream
original Kahlua
choloate syrup

Make like a regular milkshake. Mmmmm.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

1 to 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 to 2 shots creme de menthe
blend (in a blender)

it’s delicious. you can play with the proportions to suit your taste and how much you want and/or add milk.

we usually call this a ‘grasshopper’ but i think other ppl use that name for a different drink. i’m not really sure.

madcapper's avatar

A good variation of a brandy alexander is to swap out the brandy for Frangelico. Not as strong but very tasty.

giltesque's avatar

blend Godiva chocolate liquor , vanilla bean icecream and sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes. YUM!

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Coloma's avatar


But I am not a crazy concoction drinker.

I’ll stick to my wine, beer and champagne.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I would desecrate and insult ice cream by adding alcohol in it.

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