Among the best ways to keep summer wedding guests cool (among several other tips in our post here) is to serve thirst-quenching ice cold drinks! Well, now we’re taking it several degrees colder—all the way to frozen treats infused with fruits and berries, and spiked with alcohol! The fruits make these iced desserts colorful and summery, while the champagne, wine, bourbon or rum make them grownup and “gourmet.” Remember the spiked snow cones we featured here? If you liked that idea, you’ll love these popsicles, sorbets, ice creams and granitas!
Serve Wedding Guests Spiked Frozen Treats: 10 Recipes to Try!
In case you’re wondering…Yes, each featured treat comes with a recipe and some really helpful tips and fun commentary. So click on each link and enjoy!
1 – Champagne Raspberry Popsicles
This is actually a “pairing” (not a blending) of delicate fruit-flavored popsicles served along with a lively rose champagne. A unique idea we found on Princess Misia.
2 – Red Wine Granita
Such a luscious purple dessert for a wine-themed wedding! This granita recipe from Honestly Yum is made from just three ingredients—red wine, water and sugar—and then topped on a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
3 – Strawberry Rosé Sorbet
This “pretty in pink” sorbet recipe from Butterlust, via Lark and Linen, combines juicy, ripe strawberries with a delicate rosé wine to create a treat for both the eyes and the palate!
4 – Prosecco Pops
Country Living shows how you just serve your choice of fruity ice pop in a stemmed glass of prosecco, cava, champagne, or sparkling rosé. Talk about simple but so stylish looking for a wedding!
5 – Mojito Popsicles
How handy to have this fave summer cocktail in popsicle form! Just follow the recipe we found over at French by Design, and impress your guests!
6 – Limoncello Ice Cream
The perfect refreshing cocktail for summer inspires this homemade treat by Vanessa of Clean Eating With a Dirty Mind. The recipe may seem intimidating (the ice cream is actually made from scratch!)—but it surely tastes as fabulous as it looks!
7 – Cabernet Sorbet
As Alice of Dining with Alice reveals, this pretty treat is amazingly easy to make. In her words, “just spin that cup of wine and a bag of frozen berries right up in your food processor.” Freeze, and that’s it!
8 – Green Apple Sauvignon Blanc Sorbet
With the green-apple flavors of Sauvignon Blanc combined with the actual fruit, this cold treat, courtesy of My Recipes, is going to be a pretty fancy item on your menu card at the reception!
9 – Dark Cherry Merlot Sauce Over Yogurt or Ice Cream
This is a sweet, warm sauce with the kick of wine that we found via My Recipes. You can choose to serve it over frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream.
10 – Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream
Described as “a Southern summer night in a bowl,” this fave ice cream flavor gets a boozy twist with bourbon as seen via My Recipes.
How to choose?! These spiked frozen treats all promise a delightful dessert experience. Which one do you think you’ll serve at your summer wedding?