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The best alcoholic ice cream and popsicles to get you ready for summer


Last week, it was reported that a factory had opened in Las Vegas that only makes alcoholic ice creams and sorbets. The company’s CEO said that he wants to “create happiness while giving back to the greater good”, to which we can only say: you’re going about it the right way, pal.

Our ice cream budget doesn’t quite stretch to return flights to Vegas, but the story did get us thinking about where to get hold of boozy ice cream and ice lollies here in the UK. Without further ado, here are some of the best. 

1) Champagne pops, Fortnum & Mason


The poshest way of cooling down possible. You can pick up four flavours – Kir Royalé, Rosé, Summer Cup, and the classic Blanc de Blanc Champagne – in-store from May 13th. There’s also a handy (and super-simple) recipe on the Fortnum and Mason website. (It’s OK if we swap the £70 Champagne for corner shop ‘Prosecco’, right?)

£6.50 each, fortnumandmason.com

2) Sex Bomb,  Drunken Dairy


At less than 2% abv, you’d have to eat quite a lot of this orange and amaretto sorbet to get tipsy – but that’s fine by us. Drunken Dairy ice creams pop up at food festivals and events all over London, so keep an eye on their website for where they’re headed next.

Prices vary, drunkendairy.co.uk 

3) Piña colada popsicles, LIC


Alcohol is notoriously difficult to freeze, but the engineering student duo behind LIC found a way to do it. Each of these frozen cocktails contains a 25ml shot of rum, to make what the company's founders describe as “the most awesome summer product, since, well, the bikini.” 

12 for £30, havealic.com

4) Bellini popsicles, POP


Inspired by Giuseppe Cipriani, the inventor of the Bellini and the founder of legendary Venetian boozer Harry's Bar, these peach and prosecco popsicles also contain blood orange and hibiscus flowers. 

Available at Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Rd, London, SW11 3BA

5) Gin and tonic  ice cream, Jude's


A dash of Sipsmith London Dry Gin makes for a scoop that’s simultaneously creamy and zingy – a perfect summer combination. 

£1.85 each or 3 for £4, ocado.com


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