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5 Holiday Ice Cream Cocktails for Ice Cream Day


Ice Cream Cocktail Recipes

A date in mid-December seem an odd timefor the official Ice Cream Day–but we prefer it to the other official Ice Cream Day that’s in summer. That’s because we prefer our ice cream as a year-round treat in cocktails. Add in the holiday spirit, and you can keep drinking alcoholic ice cream treats into winter without anyone giving you the side eye, too.

With that in mind–and with holiday parties in intoxicating abundance tonight–celebrate Ice Cream Day with some specialty cocktail confections that can be scooped before being shaken or stirred. Here are five fine holiday ice cream cocktail recipes for Ice Cream Day (and we also recommend eggnog with Maker’s Mark)…

Frosty Noggin

1½ oz rum
¾ oz white creme de cacao
3 oz eggnog
3 cups vanilla ice cream
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a parfait glass and top with whipped cream. Garnish with a few drops of green creme de menthe and a rolled cookie, and serve.

Peppermint Twist

1½ oz peppermint schnapps
1/2 oz white creme de cacao
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
Blend and pour into a parfait glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and a candy cane.

Polar Bear

½ oz white crème de cacao
½ oz crème de menthe
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pour ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth. Add little milk to thin out while blending.

Mount Gay Pumpkin Pie Frappe

2 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse rum
4 tsp. pumpkin puree
2 tsp. Sugar in the Raw
1 pinch(es) cinnamon
1 pinch(es) Allspice
3 oz half-and-half
1 cup vanilla ice cream
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Flurry of Snow (Punch)

1/2 bottle vodka
1 bottle sparkling wine
2 cups peach juice
2 cups passion fruit juice
4 cups vanilla ice cream
Pour juice and vodka into a large punch bowl. Add vanilla ice in small portions and stir. As it melts, add sparkling wine.

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