Memorial Day (and the official start of summer) was yesterday… What could possibly be more appealing than a collection of 20 Boozy Frozen Desserts? From bourbon to St. Germain to whiskey, and citrus to stone fruit to chocolate, I’ve got you covered!
Why Boozy Frozen Desserts?
The addition of delicious wine, spirits, and liqueurs does amp up the flavor… and that’s always a good thing! 😉 The reason for selecting boozy frozen desserts for this collection was twofold:
- Alcohol has a very low freezing point (colder than your freezer). Adding it to the sorbet or ice cream mix makes it softer, easier to scoop, and less icy. Have you ever been disappointed to pull a container of homemade ice cream out of the freezer only to find it icy and nearly impossible to scoop? A little bit of hootch avoids that problem!
- I think you’ll find the texture better and the flavors more complex! Sounds like a win/win to me!
This collection includes sorbets, ice creams, and a granita, all of which can be made in an ice cream freezer if you prefer. Many of the recipes are “no churn,” and require no special equipment.
I have a Cuisinart counter top appliance with a base that must be frozen 24 hours prior to use. I typically chill all of the ingredients, make the mixture, chill it 2 hours, and then freeze it in my Cuisinart.
I can’t wait for you to see the flavor combinations in these lovely sorbets and ice creams, and I’ve included a brief description from each of the authors to help you choose! I hope I have time to make them all… It’s basically summer year ’round in McAllen, Texas, so I probably have an advantage!