People love ice cream. That might be the understatement of the century. People love ice cream. They always have and they most certainly always will. Ice cream on its own is tasty, and refreshing, and fun, and delicious, but there is so much more to it than that.
According to a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies, vanilla reigns supreme as the most popular flavor of ice cream among their consumers at 28%, but that could soon change.
Another obvious statement: people love alcohol. Aside from a few random accidents over the years, these two magical products haven’t really blended together too much. But that’s starting to change.
According to The Black Label, Buzzed Bull Creamery in Ohio will begin serving alcoholic ice cream snacks, paring certain alcohols with both frozen yogurt and ice cream.
Some of their products include the Redleg, crafted with Red Bull, vodka, graham crackers, and strawberries; The Bonfire, a mix of marshmallow, Fireball whiskey, graham crackers, and chocolate chips; and the Boozy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake.
“It’s been a three-year odyssey to get to this point,” said Shane Mounce, who, alongside his wife, Katherine, his bother and sister-in-law, his two family friends, and even his mother opened and operate Buzzed Bull Creamery. “Our Sundays have been spent experimenting in someone’s kitchen. You can select different levels of alcohol, from top-shelf liqueurs… or remove alcohol from any menu item as well.”
This Ohio creamery isn’t the first place to offer alcoholic ice cream snacks, but it’s certainly helping put this kind of dessert on the map. At the end of 2017, the Huffington Post reported on 12 of the most popular alcohol-infused ice cream treats:
- Mini Chocolate Stout Brownie Sundae Floats
- Gin and Tonic Float
- Irish Whiskey Ice Cream with Guinness Float
- Boozy Cherry-Vanilla Floats
- Orange Dreamsicle Floatini
- Boozy Biscoff Beer Floats
- Pimm’s Cup Ice Cream Float
- Blackberry Gin Fizz Float
- Guinness Extra Stout Floats
- Creamsicle Fanta Floats with Aperol
- “Dirty Girl Scout” Chocolate Mint Beer Floats
- Manhattan Float
These delicious beverages could be great for wedding receptions as well. Though 20% to 25% of the average wedding catering bill will be dedicated to open bar alcohol servings, everyone in attendance will love the additional spending for these fun-looking, tasty alcoholic options.
And if millennials needed any more inspiration to mix two of their favorite things in the world, a new alcoholic-ice cream product is blending the flavor of fresh, ripe strawberries with the smooth and creamy case of Baileys.
Dubbed “a millennial pink daydream,” the Baileys Strawberries and Cream Liqueur released just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Make sure you’re at least 21 years old before you combine these two products, however.
Whether you’re relaxing with a nice alcoholic milkshake at a wedding reception or making your own creative concoction inside your apartment after a breakup, enjoy!