The book Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at Home has completely changed the way I make ice cream. Jeni doesn’t use eggs in her ice cream base, opting for cream cheese and cornstarch to thicken her ice cream instead. She has also changed the way I think about cocktails. Cocktails? Yes, you read that right. At the end of her book Jeni gives a full page of ice cream cocktail ideas. They are kind of like ice cream floats for adults. I’ve been working my way through her recipes and have come up with a few of my own. I even included some red, white and blue ones for the Monday holiday. Stay tuned for more about her scrumptious ice cream next week!
1. The Cherry Fizz: 1 scoop vanilla or strawberry ice cream, 1/2 cup fresh cherry juices, 1/2 cup prosecco. Add the vanilla ice cream to a tall glass. Top with the prosecco and cherry juice. Enjoy!
2. The Blueberry Bomb: 1 scoop blueberry ice cream, 2 ounces limoncello, 1 cup sparkling water. Scoop the blueberry ice cream into a glass. Mix together the sparkling water and limoncello and pour over the blueberry ice cream!
3. Disco Melon Fizz (adapted from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream): 1 large scoop watermelon sorbet, 1 1/2 ounces vodka, soda water, slice of watermelon. Scoop the sorbet into a tall glass, add the vodka and soda water. Garnish with watermelon and serve.
4. Mint Mindy: 1 scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream, 1/2 sparkling water, 2 ounces vodka. Stir the vodka and sparkling water together, add the mint ice cream and serve!
5. Louisville Lady (adapted from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream): 2 scoops mint ice cream, 2 ounces bourbon, soda water. Scoop ice cream in a glass, top with bourbon and soda water. Garnish with mint.
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