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Cocktail-spiked ice cream sundaes are gonna make you put your hands up

Jean Keating holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. She's on hiatus from law though, while she writes a novel for her masters thesis in creative writing at the University of Toronto. She and three friends from law school rece...

We spiked our ice cream sundaes with cocktails and had the best girls' night ever

You'll need a spoon for these cocktail sundaes that turn dessert into a party. That's right — we poured four of our favorite cocktails into four different ice cream sundae concoctions, and the results are nothing short of luscious. In fact, my spiked Cosmo sundae is still the talk of our last ladies' night. Make it the star of your next event. If you've got time on your hands, impress your guests (and me) by making the ice cream from scratch.

White Russian sundae recipe

We spiked our ice cream sundaes with cocktails and had the best girls' night ever
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Serves 1 – 2

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the White Russian

  • 2 shots Kahlúa
  • 4 shots Absolut vodka
  • 2 shots heavy cream

For the sundae

  • Kahlúa ice cream or coffee ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 5 – 10 raspberries
  • Handful white chocolate shavings

Directions:

  1. Make the White Russian by combining the Kahlúa, vodka and heavy cream. Stir, and set it aside.
  2. In a glass bowl or a goblet, place 3 scoops of Kahlúa ice cream or coffee ice cream.
  3. Pour the White Russian over the ice cream.
  4. Warm the Nutella in a microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. Using a spoon, spread the warm Nutella over the ice cream and White Russian.
  6. Top with whipped cream.
  7. Garnish with raspberries and white chocolate shavings.


Cosmopolitan sundae recipe

We spiked our ice cream sundaes with cocktails and had the best girls' night ever
Image: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/SheKnows

Serves 1

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Cosmopolitan

  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

For the sundae

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 (1/4-inch thick) slices orange peel
  • 4 peeled orange wedges
  • 1 scoop lime sorbet
  • 1 scoop cranberry or raspberry sorbet
  • 3 tablespoons whipped cream

Directions:

  1. To make the Cosmo, combine the triple sec, vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice, and stir.
  2. In a medium pot, bring the water and sugar to a boil.
  3. Add the orange wedges and peels to the pan, stirring every 5 minutes to ensure all sides are equally coated.
  4. Place the orange wedges and peels in the fridge to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. In a large martini or whiskey glass, line the bottom with 1 small scoop of lime sorbet.
  6. Layer the candied orange wedges over the lime sorbet.
  7. Top with 1 small scoop of cranberry or raspberry sorbet.
  8. Pour the Cosmo over everything.
  9. Fill the remainder of the glass with whipped cream.
  10. Garnish with more candied orange peels.

Piña colada sundae recipe

We spiked our ice cream sundaes with cocktails and had the best girls' night ever
Image: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/SheKnows

Serves 1 – 2 

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the piña colada

  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce coconut cream

For the sundae

  • 3 scoops coconut ice cream
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut shavings
  • 1 maraschino cherry or raspberry

Directions:

  1. To make the piña colada, combine the coconut cream, pineapple juice and vodka, and stir until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or 2 whiskey glasses, place 1 – 3 scoops of coconut ice cream.
  3. Pour the piña colada on top of the ice cream.
  4. Top with fresh pineapple chunks and whipped cream.
  5. Garnish with coconut shavings and a maraschino cherry or raspberry.

Mojito sundae recipe

We spiked our ice cream sundaes with cocktails and had the best girls' night ever
Image: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/SheKnows

Serves 1

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

For the mojito

  • 4 mint sprigs
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons club soda

For the sundae

  • 1 scoop chocolate mint ice cream
  • 1 scoop lime sorbet
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 3 – 5 fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 lime wedge

Directions:

  1. To make the mojito, in a rocks glass, drop the first 4 mint sprigs, add the vodka, and muddle or crush the mint springs. Add the lime juice and club soda, and stir. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl or goblet, place the ice cream and sorbet.
  3. Pour the mojito on top of the ice cream.
  4. Top with fresh mint and the lime wedge.
We spiked our ice cream sundaes with cocktails and had the best girls' night ever
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