Pairing Whisky with Ice Cream on a Hot Summer Day

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With the hot Indian summer sizzling us up, what can be a better way to chill than pairing whisky and some ice cream? After all, the scorching heat is no competition against these two heat-beaters. So, let’s get creative and make refreshing cocktail desserts with whisky and ice cream to beat the heat in style. If you are wondering how to get started, don’t worry! We’ve got your back.

Here are three easy-to-make whisky + ice-cream recipes. The best thing is you won’t be violating any lockdown restrictions as the ingredients are readily available in the house! So, without further ado, whip out those whisky bottles, create these simple, yet delicious cocktail desserts, and get ready to take on the summer.

Whisky Ice Cream Recipes

Ballantine’s Finest Shake: The sweetness of vanilla ice cream paired with the delicious Ballantine’s Finest whisky. Can you think of a better combo? This dainty shake will surely shake you up, in a good way, with its lush, delicate taste.


  • 50ml Ballantine’s Finest whisky
  • Hershey’s liquid chocolate
  • Two scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 75ml milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Toppings like chocolate chips, cookies, marshmallows, or whipped cream


  • First, pour 50ml Ballantine’s Finest whisky into the blender along with the milk, vanilla ice cream, and the ice cubes and blend until smooth
  • To serve, pour into a mason jar and top it with the liquid chocolate. For aesthetics, you can also drizzle some of the liquid chocolate into the mason jar before pouring out your cocktail, and coat the rim of the mason jar with chocolate shavings
  • Add your favorite toppings for garnish

Get ready to enjoy your dessert shake. You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the top to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The Sinful Blend: The name aptly describes this classic cocktail dessert, because it is luscious and sumptuous, making it difficult to keep your hands off.


  • Crushed Ice
  • 45ml Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 15ml Irish coffee liqueur
  • One scoop vanilla ice cream
  • One tablespoon cream
  • Two tablespoons of frozen strawberries
  • Sprig or stick of chocolate for garnish


  • Add the Jameson Irish whiskey, Irish coffee liqueur, vanilla ice cream, cream, frozen strawberries, and crushed ice and blend
  • Once the texture becomes smooth, strain it to remove any unblended chunks
  • That’s it, add a stick of chocolate or a sprig to garnish

The Sinful Blend dessert cocktail is ready. Go on, commit the sin!

Chivas Ice Cream: What happens when you pair an ultra-smooth whisky like Chivas Regal with ice cream? You create a dessert that is fit for royalty. Feel the whisky burn your throat while the ice cream cools your mouth. Ah! Heaven.


  • 9ml Chivas Regal 12 whisky
  • 450ml whole milk
  • 40g dextrose
  • 30g milk powder
  • 40g sugar
  • 70g double cream
  • 3g ice cream stabilizer


  • Pour the milk and cream into a container and bring it to a gentle boil
  • Wait till the temperature reaches 50°C, then add the ice cream stabilizer, milk powder, sugar and dextrose while stirring continuously
  • Remove the mix from heat once it reaches a temperature of 85°C
  • Strain the mixture to remove any undissolved large chunks
  • Place the strained mixture on an ice bath to cool it down to 4°C
  • After it has cooled down, add Chivas Regal 12 whisky before setting it to chill

Voila! Your royal dessert is ready to be served!

Chill With Whisky Ice Cream and The Whiskypedia

These freshening DIY cocktail desserts will not just brighten up your day but will also let you sweeten up the long dry summer spell. Indulge in these wonderful whisky-ice cream combos at home and enjoy the summer. For more great content on summer cocktails and Desi cocktails, keep coming back to The Whiskypedia!