This Vodka Ice Cream Could Give You A Buzz! (Photos)

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By Cooking Panda

If drunk desserts are your thing, you’re totally going to love ArcticBuzz, a Baltimore-based company that makes six different kinds of ice cream that can actually get you tipsy.

Boozy ice cream or other alcohol-infused desserts often have spirits that have been cooked down to remove their potency so that you don’t feel the alcohol too much. In other words, if you are looking to get toasty off of ice cream, you usually need to add the booze yourself and whip up a tasty Mudslide or another adult milkshake.

That’s not the case for ArcticBuzz, though. Their Key Lime Pie, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla and Coconut flavors have between 8.6 and 8.9 percent alcohol, according to Delish. That’s around the same percentage as a strong craft beer!

Considering that a lot of other boozy ice cream flavors, like the ones from Haagen-Dazs, are only around one percent, this could be a game changer.

“If you have ever put a bottle of vodka in the freezer, you know the vodka wins every time,” the company wrote on its website, alluding to the magical culinary properties that prevent alcohol from freezing solid, thus hindering many a drunken ice cream recipe.

“After working with several different recipes and numerous tastings, ArcticBuzz has cracked the code and delivers home made, hand churned, smooth vodka frozen dairy dessert.”

The flavors feature a variety of mix-ins like fruit chunks, crunchy shredded coconut and pie crust, and they each have matching flavored vodka. For instance, the Key Lime Pie ice cream has key lime vodka, and the Cookies and Cream flavor has, you guessed it, cookies and cream vodka.

“We work closely with a local distillery to create artisan flavors that are formulated solely for our product!” wrote the angels who crafted the amazing desserts. ” … We continue to be locally made with a ‘kick’ from our freezer to yours. We hope you find ArcticBuzz to be the ultimate in taking ice cream up to a new degree.”

The ice cream is currently only available in Maryland, but I’m hoping it goes mainstream some time soon.

Sources: Delish, ArcticBuzz / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: ArcticBuzz via Delish

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Time To Get Your Hands On Haagen-Dazs’ Boozy Ice Cream!

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By Cooking Panda

Move over, wine ice cream, there’s a new, boozier kid on the block: Haagen-Dazs Canada’s Spirits line, a collection of five ice creams containing premium alcohol. 

Decadent desserts meet premium spirits. NEW H‰agen-Dazs SPIRITS are in stores now.

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In order of best to worst online reviews (though all have earned at least four out of five stars on the Haagen-Dazs product page), here are the indulgent flavors.

With a 5/5 rating is Rum Ginger Cookie, a rum-infused ginger ice cream flecked with pieces of ginger cookies. Fans say the ice cream is smooth and sweet with a genuine ginger flavor, while the cookies remain perfectly crunchy. 

In a close second is Vodka Key Lime Pie, a key-lime ice cream infused with vodka and rippled with a graham-cracker swirl, and people are loving it. They say the ice cream has just the right tart and refreshing taste of key lime, and the crust is so sweet and crunchy that you’ll want to eat the whole tub at once.

The Irish Cream Coffee and Biscotti variety has a velvety Irish cream base, blissfully interrupted with biscotti bits and a coffee swirl. Proponents of this flavor can’t get enough of its rich and creamy coffee taste, cut with the crunchiness of biscotti. 

Up next is Whiskey Chocolate Truffle, a mix of chocolate and white mousse ice creams infused with whiskey and speckled with truffle pieces. It’s as rich and deep in flavor as its intense chocolaty color would lead you to expect.

Finally, Rum Vanilla Caramel Blondie combines a rum-infused vanilla ice cream with blondie chunks and caramel. Sweet rum and caramel interact with the gooey, chewy blondies for an insane melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Available at Canadian Walmart stores, these 1 percent alcohol ice creams may not get you tipsy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them paired with a glass of your favorite liquor — or, better yet, in a boozy milkshake. For a treat with more of a kick, simply blend your Spirits flavor of choice with a shot of its matching alcohol. I’m usually not inclined to drink whiskey shots, for example, but if you stirred it with a fat scoop of the Whiskey Chocolate Truffle, I could be persuaded.

While the Spirits line isn’t available in the U.S., its popularity indicates that it could very well make its way down south in the future. At least, that’s what I’m hoping.

Source: Haagen-Dazs / Photo credit: Max Pixel

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