Take the idea of an old fashioned ice cream social, and give it a grown up twist!
Now that summer has comfortably settled in, it actually seems hard to remember a time when flip flops weren’t your shoe of choice, your Instagram feed wasn’t flooded with obnoxious vacation pics, and ice cream wasn’t a daily staple in your diet. I know I’m not the only one! Ice cream all day, err day!
And what makes ice cream even better?? BOOZE! Duh!
If you’re looking for a sweet, summer party idea that is both whimsical AND a little naughty, look no further than the Boozy Ice Cream Social.
Take ice cream to the next level with these buzzed up treats: The Drunken Affogato, Tipsy Creamsicle and Boozy Root Beer Float. All you need is a little vanilla bean ice cream and a dream. And booze. You’ll need some booze for this.
You can’t have a grown up ice cream party without the grand daddy of them all, a spiked root beer float! And this one is a doozy. Not only does it have bourbon in it, because…BOURBON. Root beer. Ice cream. Yes. But the real home run ingredient here is Art in the Age’s Root Liqueur. Spicy and slightly sweet, this spirit is based on an alcoholic Root Tea from the 1700s made with sassafras, sarsaparilla and birch bark. Remind you of anything?? Of course, it also had its origins in the root beer we know today. This extra spicy kick takes your boozy float up SO many notches.
Have you ever had an affogato – deep dark espresso poured over vanilla gelato? And when you had it, were you like, ‘ZOMG, what? This is the most splendid combination of creamy, cold and sweet, zingy, warm and nutty. Is this what they serve in heaven? Hashtag blessed!’ Well, guess what makes an affogato (‘drowned’ in Italian, by the way) even better? You got it! Booze! Soooo many #blessed.
The Tipsy Creamsicle is one of my personal favorites out of this bunch. Aranciata is more of a sparkling fruit drink versus a super sweet soda. And that’s perfect since Grand Marnier can add a lot of sweetness, as well as an even more concentrated orange flavor. And booze. Let’s not forget that! This orange-flavored cognac liqueur makes this an extra tipsy ice cream float!
Make all three of these spiked parlor treats for your next Boozy Ice Cream Social and you’ll have something for everyone!