Warm nights and lazy days means summer is the perfect season to keep the party going way after the dinner plates are cleared. That’s why I love a cocktail that doubles as dessert! For this week’s cocktail, we’re giving an ice cream truck classic a boozy twist. Meet: The Creamsicle Cocktail!
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this 2-ingredient summer drink! It’s easy to make, check! Absolutely delicious, check! And almost too much fun to drink…check, check, check! All you need: Your favorite vanilla ice cream and orange liqueur.
I highly recommend spending the extra few dollars to get Grand Marnier for this recipe— it makes a huge flavor difference. When a recipe only has a pair of ingredients, each one really counts!
Making this for a crowd? Take my advice and double, triple or even quadruple the recipe! Go get that family-size gallon-o-ice-cream. You’ll need it! I very daintily divided mine among little party cups, thinking each guest would have a sophisticated sipper as a “dessert digestif”. Then I came to my senses.
I pour those all into 1 big-girl sized cup—as one should—ran down to the grocery store and whizzed up some more milkshake because no one should be cheated when it comes to charming cocktails!
Ingredients in a Creamsicle Cocktail
- Ice Cream - Use your favorite good quality vanilla or vanilla bean gelato or ice cream.
- Orange Liqueur - Grand Marnier or Cointreau both work for this cocktail!
How to Make a Boozy Milkshake
- Place ice cream and orange liqueur in a blender.
- Blend until smooth adding a splash of milk if needed to get to the consistency you desire.
- Pour into two glasses and garnish with an orange slice.
photos by Erin Phraner
More Frozen Cocktails to Enjoy!
- Frozen Banana Cocktails
- Peach and Basil Daiquiri
- Raspberry Rose Margaritas
- Chichi Cocktails
- White Wine Slushies
The Creamsicle Cocktail
A boozy milkshake that tastes like a classic Creamsicle.
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 2 ounces Grand Marnier
- Milk, optional if you want a thinner consistency.
- orange slices, for garnish
- Blend the ice cream and Grand Marnier in a blender until
smooth and combined, scraping down the sides of the blender if needed.
- Divide among glasses and garnish with an orange slice.
- If you like your milkshakes a bit thinner, go ahead and add
a splash of milk, too!
- You can also substitute the Grand Marnier for Cointreau.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 9g
Tammy Thiele says
I make this in the blender. Throw in some ice, 1/4c cointreau, 1/4 c grey goose. A couple glugs pulp free OJ. And a couple of globs of real whipped cream. Blend away. To die for. Makes about 4 drinks.