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Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake

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***This post is made in collaboration with Empress 1908 Gin. All content, ideas and words are my own.***

This Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake will start the party off right. It’s made with a delicious mixed berry compote, club soda, dairy-free vanilla ice cream and a couple splashes of Empress Gin. This shake is rich and creamy, and the homemade compote paired with the beautiful taste of the gin makes for a phenomenal dessert. It will blow your mind!

Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake in a glass topped with coconut whipped cream.

Recipe Features:

  • An adult ice cream shake
  • Empress 1908 Gin
  • Homemade mixed berry compote
  • Perfect for summer or during the holidays (can you say fun Christmas party?!?)
Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake in a glass with compote running down the sides.

Ingredient Notes For This Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake:

  • Berries – I use a combination of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, and it works so well with this gin. The flavors just play off of each other so well.
  • Lemon Juice – This is a must for this recipe. The lemon juice mellows out the sweetness of the compote a bit, and brings it all together.
  • Ice Cream – I use my favorite dairy-free brand, but feel free to use whatever brand you want.
  • Pro Tip – This recipe accommodates two large servings. To the bottom of each glass, add a couple tablespoons of the fruit compote. When prepping the shake, be sure to add some additional compote to the shake itself. It not only gives it great color, but reinforces that delicious berry flavor!
  • Compote – The fruit compote should keep in the fridge for about a week.

This Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake is so versatile…it’s easy enough to make for a chill summer day, or a BBQ with friends, and it is also elegant enough for a fun holiday party. IT IS THAT GOOD!!! So, if you give this fun dessert a try be sure to let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake in a glass with a bottle of Empress Gin.

To read more on the history of Empress Gin and how it came to be, please check out my Honey Lavender Gin Lemonade post. It is linked below.

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Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake

This Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake is made with a delicious mixed berry compote, club soda, dairy-free vanilla ice cream and a couple splashes of Empress Gin. This shake is rich and creamy, and the homemade compote paired with the beautiful taste of the gin makes for a phenomenal dessert. Perfect for summer or during the holidays!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert, Frozen Drink Recipes, Fruit, Fruit Dessert Recipes, Gin Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Recipes, Mixed Drink Recipes, Recipes for Parties, Summer Recipes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Naomi

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • MIXED-BERRY COMPOTE:
  • 2 cups Berries, washed (4 oz blueberries, 6 oz raspberries, 6 oz blackberries)
  • 1/2 cup Water, filtered
  • 1/2 cup Florida Crystals Organic Raw Cane Sugar (linked below)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed juice equivalent to 1/2 of a large lemon
  • MIXED-BERRY ICE CREAM SHAKE:
  • Fruit Compote, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Club Soda
  • 6 large scoops Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream, or Vanilla Ice Cream of choice
  • 1 – 1 1/2 oz Empress 1908 Gin (linked below)
  • Optional: Coconut Whipped Cream, for topping

Instructions

  • Prepare the fruit compote. To a small saucepan, add the sugar, water, fruit and lemon juice and stir to combine.
  • Cook on medium-high heat until the mixture begins to boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes until it thickens.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  • Assemble the ice cream shake. To the bottom of each glass, add a couple tablespoons of the fruit compote.
  • To a blender, add the club soda and ice cream and blend well. Add the Empress Gin and some additional compote and blend until just incorporated.
  • Equally divide the Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake among the two glasses.
  • Optional: Top with coconut whipped cream.
  • Enjoy immediately!

Notes

  • Compote: The fruit compote should keep in the fridge for about a week.
  • Servings: This recipe will make 2, 12 oz. glasses. 

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2 Comments

  1. This shake is incredible. And, anytime you pull out a bottle of Empress, it’s sure to impress! That stuff is as gorgeous as it is delicious.

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