Gelato for Grown-Ups: DIY Boozy Flavors You Must Try in Breckenridge

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Hey there, gelato lovers! If you’re in Breckenridge and craving something a little more adventurous than your usual scoop, we’ve got some exciting news for you. While I Scream Gelato is your go-to spot for all things creamy and dreamy, did you know you can also kick it up a notch? That’s right! You can turn your favorite gelato for kids into an adult-only treat right in the comfort of your own home or vacation rental.

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Like all treats, both gelato and alcohol should be enjoyed with moderation

The Danger of Overdoing It: Moderation Is Key

Now, while we’re all for having a good time, it’s crucial to remember that moderation is key. Gelato is a treat, and when you add alcohol, it becomes an adult treat that should be consumed responsibly. Overindulging not only risks spoiling the nuanced flavors of your gelato but also poses health risks like impaired judgment and coordination. Plus, nobody wants to wake up with a gelato hangover, trust us! So, as you explore these boozy delights in the comfort of your Breckenridge abode, be mindful of your limits. A little goes a long way in enhancing your gelato experience, so savor each spoonful responsibly.

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Alcohol gives a magical kick for adult lovers of gelato! Check out the varieties you can enjoy!

The Powers of Booze: Elevating Your Gelato Experience

Let’s talk about the magic ingredient that takes your gelato from delightful to divine: booze! Alcohol has the power to elevate flavors, creating a more complex and layered taste experience. For instance, the smoky notes of whiskey can bring out the richness in coffee, while the sweetness of rum can amplify the fruitiness of strawberries. It’s like a culinary symphony where each ingredient plays its part to create a harmonious melody. Plus, let’s be honest, a little buzz with your dessert never hurt anyone, right? Here’s how to do it!

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Give your mango flavored gelato a Russian twist!

Vodka and Mango Gelato

First up, let’s talk about a tropical paradise in a cup. Order a pint of mango gelato from I Scream Gelato for pick-up or delivery. Once you’ve got it, mix in a shot of your favorite vodka. The result? A delightful blend of mango sweetness with a vodka kick. It’s like a beach vacation without leaving Breckenridge!

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Nothing speaks Caribbean Pleasure louder than a dash of rum with strawberry!

Rum and Strawberry Gelato

Ah, the classic combo of rum and strawberries, but make it gelato! Grab some strawberry gelato and give it a pirate’s twist by adding a splash of rum. It’s a berry good time, we promise!

tequila lemon gelato
Lovers of tequila should be no stranger to this combination with lemon!

Tequila and Lemon Gelato

If you’re a fan of Margaritas, this one’s for you. Order a lemon gelato and add a shot of tequila. It’s zesty, it’s boozy, and it’s oh-so-delicious. Perfect for those Breckenridge nights when you’re in the mood for a fiesta!

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Irish eyes will be smiling with this marriage of whiskey and coffee flavors!

Whiskey and Coffee Gelato

If you’re searching for “coffee near me,” why not make it a double treat? Order a coffee gelato and mix in a shot of whiskey. It’s the perfect blend of your favorite “takeout coffee nearby and a warming whiskey. Ideal for those cozy nights in!

whiskey peanut butter flavoured gelato
Have you ever considered peanut butter with whiskey?

Whiskey and Peanut Butter Gelato

Hey there, whiskey aficionados and peanut butter devotees! Have you ever thought about uniting these two loves of your life? The nutty richness of the peanut butter gelato melds seamlessly with the complex flavors of the whiskey, creating a dessert that’s both comforting and sophisticated. It’s like the adult version of a PB&J sandwich, but way, way better. Add a shot of your go-to whiskey—whether it’s a smoky Scotch or a smooth bourbon, you can’t go wrong here.

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Nothing better to warm the bones in winter than a spot of brandy with vanilla

Brandy and Vanilla Gelato

For those who enjoy the classics, this one’s a winner. Order a vanilla gelato and add a splash of brandy. It’s simple, elegant, and oh-so-satisfying.

campari wild berries flavor sorbet
If you’re a fan of this bitter Italian liquor, you’ll love our Campari and Wild Berries concoction!

Campari and Wild Berries Sorbet

Ready to add a splash of Italian flair to your gelato game? Say “Ciao!” to Campari and Wild Berries Sorbet! This one’s for those who love a slight bitterness with their sweet. The herbal notes of Campari perfectly balance the tartness of the berries, creating a flavor profile that’s as complex as it is delicious.

beer caramel vanilla gelato
Nothing like a rich, filling stout to match the smoothness of vanilla!

Beer and Caramel Vanilla Gelato

Hold onto your pint glasses, beer lovers—this one’s for you! Ever thought about combining the malty goodness of beer with the creamy decadence of gelato? Well, now’s your chance. We recommend a rich stout or a smooth amber ale to complement the caramel and vanilla flavors. The result is a creamy, frothy delight that’s like a beer float for grown-ups.

Irish coffee dark chocolate flavor gelato
You’ve seen our whiskey and coffee flavours…now lets add the boldness of dark chocolate to the mix

Irish Coffee and Dark Chocolate Gelato

Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about a combo that’s as luxurious as it sounds: Irish Coffee and Dark Chocolate Gelato. If you’re a fan of after-dinner drinks and desserts, this one’s going to be your new go-to. The rich, velvety dark chocolate pairs beautifully with the warm, boozy notes of the Irish coffee. It’s like a hug for your taste buds, making it the perfect indulgence for those chilly Breckenridge evenings.

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No visit to Breckenridge would be complete without a fix of sweet gelato!

Why Choose I Scream Gelato?

Now, you might be wondering, “Why should I go for I Scream Gelato when there’s so much ice cream around?” Well, aside from our wide range of flavors suitable for both kiddos and adults, we offer the convenience of pick-up and delivery. So whether you’re looking for “gelateria near me” or planning a cozy night in, we’ve got you covered.

skiingWhat Breckenridge is Known For

Breckenridge is famous for its stunning landscapes, outdoor activities, and yes, its food scene. And what better way to enjoy what Breckenridge is known for than by combining the town’s culinary delights with a bit of DIY magic? It’s where “coffee and gelato” meet creativity and fun!

So, the next time you’re in Breckenridge, remember: you’re just a scoop and a shot away from gelato bliss. Order from I Scream Gelato and let your imagination run wild!

Cheers to delicious adventures in Breckenridge!

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Have any questions about the marriage of alcohol and gelato? We’re here to answer!

More Questions to Ask

alcoholCan You Add Alcohol to Gelato?

Oh, you betcha! Adding alcohol to gelato is like putting the cherry on top of a sundae—it just makes everything better. As we’ve been chatting about, a splash of your favorite booze can elevate the flavors of your gelato and turn it into an adult-only treat. Just remember, moderation is key. Too much alcohol can mess with the texture and, of course, you want to enjoy your boozy delight responsibly.

ice cream cupCan You Mix Alcohol and Ice Cream?

Absolutely, my friend! Mixing alcohol and ice cream is a time-honored tradition for those looking to add a little kick to their frozen treats. Whether it’s a classic root beer float with a splash of bourbon or a scoop of chocolate ice cream doused in Baileys, the possibilities are endless. Just like with gelato, the key is balance. You want enough alcohol to taste it, but not so much that it overwhelms the ice cream or turns it into a soupy mess.

ice creamDoes Gelato Ice Cream Have Alcohol?

Great question! Traditional gelato doesn’t usually contain alcohol, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some yourself! Gelato is known for its rich flavors and creamy texture, making it a perfect canvas for a splash of booze. So while you won’t find alcohol in the gelato at your local shop (unless they specialize in boozy flavors), you can easily make your own spirited version at home.

boozy ice cream alcoholWhat Is Ice Cream with Alcohol Called?

Ah, the pièce de résistance! When ice cream meets alcohol, it’s often referred to as “boozy ice cream” or “alcoholic ice cream.” Some places even specialize in this grown-up treat, offering flavors that are pre-infused with alcohol. Think: Margarita Sorbet or Bourbon Pecan Pie. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the nostalgia of ice cream with the added bonus of a little adult fun.

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