20 Ice Cream Cocktails to Quench Your Thirst and Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Mocha Liqueur Shake
Photo by Happyschmoopies.

Can't decide between drinks or desserts? You've come to the right place. These decadent cocktails have one delicious ingredient in common: ice cream! From classic boozy milkshakes like mudslides and moose milk to adults-only root beer floats, this collection of ice cream cocktails has something for everyone.

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Heavenly Mudslide

Heavenly Mudslides
Phoebe Agundis

The mudslide is the ice cream cocktail, and it's easy to see why it's so popular: Coffee liqueur and vanilla ice cream blend perfectly to create this decadent dessert drink.

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Strawberry Shortcake Drink

Strawberry Shortcake Drink

If you like strawberry ice cream, you'll love this shortcake-inspired milkshake that's spiked with vanilla-flavored vodka and amaretto liqueur.

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Caramel Creme Cocktail

Caramel Creme Cocktail

Indulgent is an understatement when it comes to this recipe made with vanilla ice cream, Bailey's, whipped cream vodka, club soda, and milk.

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Moose Milk

Moose Milk
Cookin' Sailor

"Be prepared for the hangover if you drink too much," recipe creator tdawn737 says of this deceptively strong drink.

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Love Potion No. 9

Love Potion No. 9
Allrecipes Magazine

Recipe creator Juliana Hale says this romantic cocktail is perfect for Valentine's Day, but you'll want to drink it all year long.

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Cake and Ice Cream

Cake and Ice Cream

This nostalgic milkshake is for adults only, as it's spiked with cake-flavored vodka.

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Jedi Mind Trick

Jedi Mind Trick
Deb C

It takes just a few minutes to whip up this potent cocktail with spiced rum, Irish cream, coffee liqueur, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream.

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Bailey's Sundae Coffee Drink


You need just three ingredients to make this easy, cream drink: brewed coffee, French vanilla ice cream, and Irish cream liqueur.

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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake in a mug with whipped cream

Here's an autumnal ice cream cocktail that's full of flavor and booze. It's extra creamy and decadent thanks to blended leftover pumpkin pie.

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Mocha Liqueur Shake

Mocha Liqueur Shake
Photo by Happyschmoopies.

This four-ingredient shake (made with light rum, coffee liqueur, vanilla ice cream, and ice) is the perfect poolside sipper. For a twist, make it with chocolate ice cream.

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Rum Beer Float

Rum Beer Float
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Take your classic root beer float up a notch or two with a shot of spiced rum.

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Mater's Adult Butterbeer

Mater's Adult Butterbeer

This boozy butterbeer is simply magical. Tired of too-sweet butterbeer recipes, recipe creator Chase Mater made something that tasted "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch and was strong enough to slightly inebriate something larger than a house elf."

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Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Hot Buttered Rum Batter in mugs
The Gruntled Gourmand

Keep this six-ingredient batter on hand so you can have a warm and cozy mug of hot buttered rum whenever you want. It keeps in the freezer for three months, according to recipe creator SHERIMA1.

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Coquito de Puerto Rico

Coquito de Puerto Rico
Miguel A Baez

"Coquito is a popular Christmas coconut rum 'nog traditionally served in Puerto Rico," according to recipe creator GFern. "This is my mother's egg-free recipe which has an ice cream twist."

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Beer Floats

two glasses of stout foaming over with scoops of vanilla or coffee ice cream
Chef John

You're not going to want to miss Chef John's twist on the root beer float. "The key is to choose a beer that's on the toasty, malty, sweeter side, and stay away from beers that are too hoppy, dry, and bitter," advises Chef John.

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Giggle Floats

Giggle Floats

It couldn't be easier to make this fun, two-ingredient cocktail. Just pair orange sherbert with your favorite cheap fruit-flavored wine (such as Arbor Mist).

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Guinness Float

guinness floats with vanilla ice cream

Made with just a stout beer, cola, and vanilla ice cream, this Guinness float is for adventurous drinkers with a sweet tooth.

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Grampa's Brandy Alexander

Chocolate brandy cocktail with whipped cream and cherry
Allrecipes Trusted Brands

Try this old family recipe next time you're in the mood for something boozy, chocolatey, and absolutely decadent.

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Mexican Affogato

Mexican Affogato

Tequila and coffee liqueur are the secret ingredients in this rich and creamy affogato. Top with homemade whipped cream and coffee beans.

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Vanilla Winter White Russian

Vanilla Winter White Russian
Deb C

The classic white russian is a cocktail that's basically begging to be frozen. "This is a delicious summertime drink to serve to friends, simply wonderful," raves reviewer Karen T.

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