Cookbook Review and #Giveaway: Ice Cream Happy Hour

Monday, June 11, 2012 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
INTOXICATINGLY DELICIOUS ICE CREAM

Perfect for a fun party treat or special occasion dessert, these homemade frozen delights not only taste amazing, they also serve up a surprising kick—the shot of booze in each cup.
Follow the authors’ clever technique by adding a generous pour of spirits to your homemade ice cream and you’ll soon be impressing family, friends and party guests with the coolest of 21-and-over desserts. Ice Cream Happy Hour offers sinfully spiked versions of the classics as well as your favorite cocktails churned and chilled:

• Vanilla with Brandy
• Chocolate with Grand Marnier,
• Cookies and Cream with Vodka
• Caramel with Spiced Rum
• Maple with Bourbon
• Jasmine Tea with Sake
• Manhattan
• White Russian
• Whiskey Sour
• Mojito
• Lemon Drop
• Strawberry Daiquiri

With step-by-step instructions and beautiful photos, this book shows how easy it is to turn a standard flavor into a hard ice cream. Desserts like Tiramisu and Cherries Jubilee have long used liquor to add fun and flavor. Now and for the first time ever, this book shows how ice cream can be infused with booze to create exciting new frozen treats.

My Thoughts
Now that temperatures in the 90s are here to stay - at least for a while! - my dessert of choice is ice cream. Grow-ups ice cream - no sprinkles and no gummy worm toppings for me, please. And that delicious treat does not get any more grown up than the recipes in Ice Cream Happy Hour.

As the title suggests, you can add a shot of booze to your sundae. There are over 50 intoxicating recipes that are perfect for a party or a special occasion. There's boozy ice creams, 80-proof specialties, cocktails on a cone, tropical treats, sorbets and sherbets, and sundaes and floats - all with an extra kick that does not come from sugar. The recipes are detailed, and have multiple steps that are clearly explained in a section on basic spiked ice cream technique at the beginning of the book. I love the beautiful photos - my favorite is the Irish Shot in an Irish Beer Sundae. Besides being absolutely mouthwatering, the recipe has some of my personal favorites - Guiness, Bailey's, caramel sauce and chocolate sauce. Mmmm....

The yummy concoctions listed in Ice Cream Happy Hour took lots of trial and error for the authors, and you'll need patience to master them. It's homemade ice cream, after all - chilling for hours is required until you can chill with a scoop. Responsibly, of course. Cheers!

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. / Canadian reader will win a copy of Ice Cream Happy Hour: 50 Boozy Treats That You Spike and Freeze at Home!


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73 comments:

  1. debbie said...

    My favorite kind of ice cream is spumoni.

  2. Anonymous said...

    I am just a plain vanilla girl. Patricia

  3. Anonymous said...

    chocolate
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  4. CAJUNMAN12 said...

    I like French Vanilla

  5. Tore said...

    I love mint chocolate chip ice cream. Tore923@aol.com

  6. debijackson said...

    chocolate is my fave

  7. Kathy said...

    Strawberry!

  8. gibberish said...

    I like Moose Tracks. Yum!
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  9. amanda hardesty said...

    mint chocolate chip
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  10. andalene said...

    I'm a PLAIN JANE vanilla kinda gal.
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  11. Trung Nguyen said...

    I like mint chocolate chip

  12. holdenj said...

    The Hagen Daz mint chocolate chip. That's a special treat!

  13. Anonymous said...

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
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  14. Jo said...

    Maple Walnut, at the moment!

  15. Charity and John said...

    I like Fudge Ripple. Yum!
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  16. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Peanut Butter Chocolate!

  17. sofia said...

    mint chocolate chip :D

  18. missrantsypants said...

    I love mint chocolate chip


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    melanie montgomery

  19. Donna said...

    Butter Pecan

  20. Trinalina said...

    Mint chocolate chip!

  21. Alicia said...

    mint chocolate chip

  22. Patty C said...

    Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I love Moosetracks!

  23. ikkinlala said...

    I like vanilla because it goes best with things like fresh fruit or homemade pie.

  24. budletsmom said...

    Pretty boring my favorite is dark chocolate. One of the things on my bucket list for this summer is to try several new and different recipes in my new ice cream maker.

  25. carole said...

    love butter pecan

  26. Sam Stefiuk said...

    My fav flavor is vanilla, because you can top it with anything.

    karilan_black @ hotmail (DOT) com

  27. Misty Smith said...

    Chocolate

  28. Keely B said...

    Black cherry and vanilla bean!

  29. Maureen said...

    vanilla fudge

  30. corey said...

    coreybrennan26@hotmail.com
    Smarties icecream.

  31. Na said...

    I like mint chocolate.

  32. tobyhir said...

    Burgundy Cherry

  33. Kristie said...

    I like New York Super Fudge Chunk (Ben & Jerry's) quite a bit. But I love most ice cream... except coffee. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  34. KIM CRAWFORD said...

    I LOVE PISTACIO ICE CREAM!

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  35. KIM CRAWFORD said...

    I LOVE LEMON CUSTARD ICE CREAM TOO!

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  36. calvad said...

    My favorite is Grape Nut ice cream! Deana C

  37. slb3334 said...

    my favorite is rocky road.

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  38. Amber said...

    Maple with Bourbon would be my favorite but my current obsession is Cherry Garcia by Ben & Jerry's!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  39. Amber said...

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  40. Jordan Kentris said...

    I love (love love) Mint Chocolate Chip!

  41. dee said...

    Godiva dark chocolate!

  42. dee said...

    Godiva dark chocolate!

  43. adf said...

    chocolate

  44. Katie R. said...

    I love moose tracks

  45. Tamar said...

    mint chocolate chip :)

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  46. KrysR said...

    Mmm... Rum Raisin Ice Cream

  47. KrysR said...

    Did that comment go through???
    One more time... Rum Raisin Ice Cream :)

  48. ExitsAngel said...

    I love chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

  49. mickeyfan said...

    Chocolate. Preferably DARK chocolate!

  50. Samantha said...

    I like vanilla.

  51. Brooke Adametz said...

    vanilla bean or chocolate chip cookie dough!!

  52. spike said...

    coffee!

  53. Daniel M said...

    french vanilla - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  54. Jeni said...

    I like chocolate

  55. Anonymous said...

    Coffee flavored ice cream!

  56. Kristie said...

    I like Moose Tracks :-)

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  57. Lana Bradstream said...

    I like Butter Pecan.

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

  58. iplaytrack1224 said...

    Cotton candy!
    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
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    =]

  59. Anonymous said...

    I like pumpkin ice cream.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

  60. Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

    butter pecan
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  61. willdebbie said...

    I like vanilla
    christal c
    willdebbie97 at yahoo.com

  62. Ciara B. said...

    chocolate chip cookie dough

    cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

  63. Jill J said...

    My favorite is peppermint stick!

    ~Jill
    luvcooking2 at yahoo dot com

  64. amyd said...

    vanilla bean
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  65. Derek Timm said...

    My favorite is Chocolate!

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  66. Birdie Skolfield said...

    fav ice cream is Pralines & Creme
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  67. Amy Woods-Smith said...

    Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby.

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  68. Anna said...

    Moose Tracks

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  69. Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

    I like lemon ice cream.

  70. Alicia Kaye said...

    I love chocolate, vanilla, and cherry ice cream!
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  71. Renee G said...

    I love maple nut ice cream
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  72. Jessica Anderson said...

    My favorite flavor of ice cream is Cherry Garcia.

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  73. Jim said...

    Friendly's Butter Crunch

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