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Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake in a glass with compote running down the sides.

Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake

  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


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!


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  • 2 cups Berries, washed (4 oz blueberries, 6 oz raspberries, 6 oz blackberries)
  • 1/2 cup Water, filtered
  • 1/2 cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed juice (equivalent to 1/2 of a large lemon)
  • Fruit Compote, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Club Soda
  • 6 large scoops Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream, or Vanilla Ice Cream of choice
  • 11 1/2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • Optional: Coconut Whipped Topping or Whipped Cream, for topping


  1. Prepare the fruit compote: To a small saucepan, add the sugar, water, fruit and lemon juice and stir to combine.
  2. Simmer: 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.
  3. Let cool: Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Assemble the ice cream shake: To the bottom of each glass, add a couple tablespoons of the fruit compote.
  5. Blend: 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.
  6. Divide: Equally divide the Mixed-Berry Ice Cream Shake among two glasses.
  7. Optional: Top with coconut whipped cream. Enjoy immediately!


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

Keywords: 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

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