REVIEW – Ice Cream Happy Hour

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Ice Cream Happy Hour: 50 Boozy Treats That You Spike and Freeze at Home

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press; 1 edition (September 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569759316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569759318


Nothing makes people smile quite like ice cream or a refreshing cocktail. Now, for the first time ever, you can get both cold ones at once! Introducing Ice Cream Happy Hour, the new gourmet cookbook where booze meets ice cream to form one extravagant spiked-dessert experience.

Perfect for a casual dinner party or special occasion, these 21-and-over homemade frozen delights not only taste amazing, they also serve up a surprising kick – there’s a shot of alcohol in each cup! Just follow the authors’ clever technique – combining spiked gelatin with custard to get booze-infused ice cream – and you’ll soon impress anyone. The 50-plus recipes include all of your favorite flavors as well as ice creams based on classic shots, cocktails and blended beverages, such as:

  • Coffee with Kahlua
  • Mint Chip with Creme de Menthe
  • Peach with Schnapps
  • Chocolate Martini
  • White Russian
  • Strawberry Daiquiri
  • and more!

Ice Cream Happy Hour even brings the bar room to the soda fountain with additional suggestions on using “hard” ice creams to make floats, sundaes, malts, and more! “Customizing your cocktail-inspired ice creams is a lot easier than you may think”, author Valerie Lum says. “Don’t be afraid to make your own boozy cocktail creations. After all, it’s ice cream and liquor – how bad can it be?”

Just remember, friends don’t let friends scoop and drive.


I received a copy of Ice Cream Happy Hour. The compact paperback book has flaps that are perfect for bookmarking a favorite recipe. Chapters include Boozy Ice Creams, 80-Proof Specialties, Cocktails On A Cone, Tropical Treats By The Scoop, Spiked Sorbets And Sherbets, and Tipsy Sundaes And Floats. The beginning of the cookbook shows the reader the basic technique on how to spike ice cream, with step-by-step photos. The recipes are all very clear and easy to understand. The colorful photos scattered through the book are nice but I wish there was one for each recipe so I could envision what the final result is supposed to look like before starting to make it. Recipes I’d like to try include Strawberry With Vodka, Cookies And Cream With Vodka, Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada, Cape Cod, Raspberry Bellini, Vodka Watermelon Sorbet, and Sex On The Beach Rainbow Sherbet. This mini cookbook would be a great gift for anyone that enjoys entertaining as well as those who enjoy ice cream.

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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patricia Marsden October 15, 2011 - 10:18 am

O love ice cream so I know I would love this book.


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