Friday, July 19, 2024

Cool Ice Cream Cocktails For A Heat Dome

Summer had roared in with record temperatures across the Southern US….boozy ice cream is a perfect way to make it more 

Yes, it gets hot in the summer, but toss in a heat dome and temperatures soar! It is a weather phenomenon where the atmosphere traps hot air, like a lid or cap.  The heat is trapped in the day and night and soars to usually high levels.  But cool ice cream cocktails for a heat dome couple become your new boozy treat!

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Champagne Float

Champagne is a perfect way to toast relief from 100+ degree temperatures…or just because it is a Tuesday. When not give a chic, adult update to the classic root beer float. This quick combo can be used for an afternoon delight or post dinner dessert.


  • Have chilled champagne flutes read
  • Add 3-4 small scoops of ice cream/sorbet/frozen yogurt to each glase
  • Top with champagne, garnish with a strawberry, and serve immediately

Margarita Ice Cream Float

Margaritas are go to cool drink of the summer….so why not kick it up a notch and a little cream fun????


  • 2 scoops softened Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 cup lemon lime soda
  • 2 shot 100% agave tequila
  • lime wheel garnish
  • salt on the rim garnish


  • Juice limes to produce 4 tbsp of fresh lime juice.
  • Wet rim of glass with lime wedge. Pour salt onto a plate. Turn glasses upside down and press rim into the salt. Scoop ice cream into each glass.
  • Combine lemon lime soda, tequila, and lime juice and divide between two glasses.
  • Garnish with lime wheel and grate lime peel and enjoy!

Martini A La Ice Cream

Take the cool, classic martini and make it a refreshing relief which laughs at the rise thermometer. You can choose a variety of flavors, but the pink of the strawberry looks great.


  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz White chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz Strawberry liqueur
  • 2 scoops strawberry ice cream
  • Sugar
  • Ice


  • Rim edge of martini glass in coarse sugar
  • Fill martini shaker with ice, vodka, white chocolate liqueur and strawberry liqueur
  • Shake well
  • Add two scoops of strawberry ice cream to martini glass and pour mix over top
  • Garnish with a strawberry

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Boozy Chocolate Shake

Shakes are classic summer treats, and most people would be surprised to learn strawberry is the most popular flavor sold.  Here is a classic cocktail blending the joy of ice cream and the richness of bourbon.


  • 6 ounces bourbon
  • 3 cups premium vanilla ice cream (plus more if needed)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate syrup, divided


  • Place four heavy pint glasses in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes
  • Add the bourbon, ice cream, milk, and four tablespoons of the chocolate syrup to a powerful blender
  • Add three ice cubes, and blend until smooth. If the mixture seems too thin, add another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of ice cream and blend again
  • Divide evenly among the prepared pint glasses, and top each with 1/2 tablespoon of the remaining chocolate syrup
  • Serve immediately


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