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9 Best Boozy Ice Cream Drinks

Treat yourself to a taste of "the good ol' days" with these iconic boozy ice cream drinks.

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The Grasshopper is one of the most well-known ice cream drinks, and it’s been served at Midwest supper clubs for decades. Refreshing creme de menthe and rich creme de cacao take center stage in this Grasshopper recipe from The Drink Blog. If you’re a mint chocolate lover and haven’t enjoyed a Grasshopper, you’re long overdue for a delicious treat.

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Pink Squirrel

We’re tickled pink for this sweet digestif! The Pink Squirrel gets its signature hue and flavor from Creme de Noyaux, an almond-flavored creme liqueur made from apricots and cherries. This beauty was invented at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Frozen Mudslide

The story is that this cocktail was invented in the Cayman Islands in the 1950s. But you can serve up a Frozen Mudslide of Irish creme, Kahlua, creme de cacao, chocolate ice cream and vodka at home. It’s a true icon in the boozy beverage world.

P.S. If you’re a fan of this masterpiece, you’ve got to try this amazing Mudslide cheesecake.

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Irish Creme Drink

The Irish Creme cocktail is a favorite among many. It’s infused vodka and eggnog, making this lucky libation the perfect amount of boozy and velvety. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for an extra dose of deliciousness.

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Golden Cadillac

Feel like you’re back in the ’50s while throwing back this creamy drink. The star of the Golden Cadillac is Galliano liqueur, an Italian vanilla-flavored, bright yellow elixir. To make it an ice cream drink, omit the heavy cream and blend with 2 cups of vanilla ice cream instead.

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Vodka Root Beer Float

The root beer float has been a soda fountain staple since the turn of the century, so root beer floats always remind us of days gone by. Well, this vodka root beer float is the adult version of the beloved classic. Cheers! Learn even more about sweet, creamy treats with our ultimate ice cream guide.

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Orange Dreamsicle Floatini

You’ll be reminiscing about childhood summers while sipping on this cooler inspired by a famous frozen treat. The Orange Dreamsicle Floatini combines orange soda, vanilla ice cream and vodka to make it taste like a melting Dreamsicle on a hot day.

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Bananas Foster Milkshake

The famous Bananas Foster sundae originated in New Orleans in the 1950s and has become a ubiquitous dessert item at restaurants across the nation. Make this delectable dessert drinkable when you blend it into this creamy milkshake from Nutmeg Nanny.

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Piña Colada

If you like piña coladas, then you know pineapple and coconut make a dynamic duo! The cocktail was invented in Puerto Rico in the ’50s or ’60s, depending on the story you hear. Just add some vanilla ice cream to the mix to create one of the best piña colada shake you’ll ever have.

Ceara Milligan
Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.