What’s sweet and cool and will make you giddy as a kid? Boozy ice cream, of course! Boozy ice creams, gelatos and sorbets are the ultimate grown-up treats, and they’re easy to make at home. Here are seven of our favorite recipes.
Bourbon Butter Pecan Gelato
Butter pecan ice cream grows up with the addition of bourbon in this recipe for Bourbon Butter Pecan Gelato from gelato kingpins F.W. Pearce’s and Danilo Zecchin’s new book, Ciao Bella Book of Gelato & Sorbetto.
Fig and Port Gelato
Dip into the Mediterranean with this dreamy recipe for Fig and Port Gelato also from Ciao Bella. Honey-sweetened, this decadent gelato is perfect alongside crunchy almond biscotti and a glass of ruby Port.
Grapefruit and Campari Sorbet
Campari and grapefruit is one of our favorite warm-weather pairings, and this summery sorbet from Food Network personality Ted Allen elevates the duo to a delicious dessert status.
Maple Bourbon Bacon Ice Cream
We love ice cream. And bourbon. And bacon. This recipe, from food blogger Jana Erwin, combines the three to dreamy effect.
Old Tom Sour Sorbetto
An Old Tom sour gets churned into summer-ready sorbet in this recipe from Portland, Oregon’s Nostrana.
Smokey Almond Ice Cream
Mezcal creates a smoky backdrop for this spirited ice cream.
Tangerine-sicle Ice Cream
The fun flavor of orange creamsicles makes a spirited comeback in this recipe from Farmers’ Market Desserts. A splash of mandarin vodka gives the ice-cream truck classic a grown-up kick.