With the thermostat going up and up, you’ve got to do something to cool off. Cracking open a cool beer works—but what if you’re craving something sweet? Luckily you can have both. Here are some of our favorite boozy summer milkshakes. Sweet, delicious, and with a little more kick than what you grew up having at the diner.
Key Lime Pie Milkshake
For this adult take on a diner classic, you’ll combine vanilla ice cream, graham crackers, key lime juice, and a few ounces of your favorite vodka in a blender. Serve this one up in a tall glass, top it off with whipped cream, and enjoy! Get the recipe from Thrillist.
Kahlua and Cream Milkshake
Nothing satisfies cravings (for some people at least) like the decadent combination of coffee and cream. Take it up a notch by blending Kahlua or another favorite coffee liqueur with vanilla ice cream, plus a generous splash of rich whipping cream. You won’t be able to resist. Get the recipe from Chocolate Chocolate and More.
Orange Creamsicle Milkshake
This one hits right in the feels. On a hot summer day in late June, going down to the beach and slurping on orange creamsicles was the sort of thing you did when you were a kid. This milkshake takes you back in time … or maybe that’s the vodka talking. Blend orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream, vodka, and whipping cream to make this delicious shake. Get the recipe from Set the Table Blog.
Chocolate Guinness Float
Normally, the black stuff of Ireland is simply too heavy and rich to drink during the summer. But if you add ice cream, you’ve got yourself a treat. Instead of a milkshake, this one is more of a pour-over. You start with rich chocolate ice cream, then add chocolate extract and chocolate syrup before pouring half a can of Guinness all over it. Get the recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic.
Apple Pie Milkshake
Even though apple pie is more of a fall thing, who says you can’t treat yourself to a taste of October a few months early? This milkshake is easy: combine a slice of real apple pie plus ice cream and a healthy splash of Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider. Get the recipe from Angry Orchard.