Monday, August 18, 2014

Dirty Girl Scout Ice Cream #IceCreamWeek

Welcome to Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. I hope you have as much fun as we do. Break out those stretchy pants and celebrate Ice Cream Week with us!

Last year Ice Cream Week was a TON of fun, and a bunch of us bloggers have been chomping at the bit to do it again. Thankfully, Kim and Susan are wonderwomen and pulled it all together for us this year. I'm so excited to see what everyone else has done this year!

Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake Boss, Anolon, Microplane, W√úSTHOF, Page Street Publishing and Quarry Spoon. Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because they think everyone should own one!

Here's what is up for grabs, One Winner Takes All:
One Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine in White
One Cake Boss Mechanical Ice Cream Scoop with Red Silicone grips
One Cake Boss 4Pc Ice Cream Bowl Set, Icing Pattern
One Anolon Advanced Bronze 2 Qt Covered Straining Saucepan with Pour Spout
One Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper
One Microplane Premium Classic Grater in White
One WUSTHOF CLASSIC 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife
One Copy of the Cookbook Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopfer
One Copy of the Cookbook Everything Goes with Ice Cream by Koralee Teichroeb
One Copy of the Cookbook Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
One Copy of the Cookbook The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester
One Copy of the Cookbook Eat More Dessert by Jenny Kellar
One Copy of the Cookbook The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
One Copy of the Cookbook Scoop Adventures by Lindsay Clendaniel

Make sure you swing by for a scoop from each of today's Ice Cream Week Participants:
  Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Pie by Cravings of a Lunatic
  Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream Pie by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
  Surprise Ice Cream Treat by Scoop Adventures
  Raspberry Lemonade Ice Cream Pie by The Redhead Baker
  Coffee Ice Cream by Cookistry
  Salted Caramel Ice Cream by Life Tastes Good
  Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Buster Bars by The Life and Loves on Grumpy's Honeybunch
  Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Hezzi-d's Books and Cooks
  "Fried" Ice Cream Pie by Renee's Kitchen Adventures
  Mint Chip Ice Cream by Crumb
  S'mores Ice Cream Pie by Love and Confections
  How to Make an Ice Cream Pie at Home by Farm Fresh Feasts
  Gluten Free Sandwich Cookie Ice Cream Pie by Gluten Free Crumbley
  Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pie by The Spiffy Cookie
  Caramel Coffee Milkshake by Wishes and Dishes
  Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pie by The Messy Baker
  Majarete (Dominican Corn Pudding) Ice Cream by Mind Over Batter
  Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream Cake by The Gunny Sack
  Dirty Girl Scout Ice Cream by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
  No Churn Low Carb Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Yours and Mine are Ours

  Other Blogs participating later this week:
  My Catholic Kitchen
  Noshing with the Nolands
  Cupcakes & Kale Chips Mother Would Know

Special Guest for the Week is Lindsay Clendaniel of the blog, Scoop Adventures. We're very excited to have her join us. Lindsay is the author of Scoop Adventures which is chock full of ice cream goodness.
Okay, SO. Now that the loooong explanation is over, let's get to my recipe, shall we? If you've been around here a while you may have noticed I love booze (I'm still in my 20's, gimme a break ok?) and I also love putting booze into baked goods.

I had my first sip of a Dirty Girl Scout at my first "High School Party with Alcohol" as a senior in high school. A classmate's older brother had made her this drink and given it to her in a Nalgene bottle to bring to the party. I was baffled that alcohol, which always tasted so awful, could taste so absolutely delicious. I then proceeded to barf a ton from too much Peachtree--when the older kid asked what I wanted at the store this was the only liquor I knew of--and I didn't have a Dirty Girl Scout again until years later, as a legal adult, and while I don't think I could have more than one in a sitting, it's a great dessert with a bit of a kick!

This recipe is truly a cocktail-turned-ice-cream. No. Really. It's not just FLAVORED like the delicious Dirty Girl Scout ice cream, it actually IS one, in ice cream form. The liquor has NOT been cooked off, it's all in there. Using this method, you can make delicious boozy ice cream! The secret is gelatin--who knew, right?

Dirty Girl Scout Ice Cream
(Adapted from Ice Cream Happy Hour's base recipe)

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 2 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • 2 oz creme de menthe (white is preferred for aesthetic purposes)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 packet (1 tablespoon) gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup crushed chocolate mint cookies (like the ones the Girl Scouts deliver)
  • shaker of ice

-In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk and cream until mixture is steaming. Do NOT over-heat.

-While milk is heating, stir together the egg yolks, sugar, and cocoa powder.

-Slowly pour bits of milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly, until eggs are as hot as the rest of the milk (in other words, temper it). pour egg-milk mixture into the rest of the milk, and whisk over medium heat until thick. It should coat the back of a wooden spoon when done.

-Strain into a bowl, and chill for 2 hours or, ideally, overnight.

-Mix together the alcohol and place in fridge until fully chilled, or shake over ice and strain.

-Pour cold water into a small saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over top. Wait 5 minutes, until gelatin has absorbed water and bloomed.

-Heat the gelatin over medium heat until dissolved into water. Pour gelatin into a bowl and whisk in the cold liquor mixture.

-Whisking constantly, add gelatin/alcohol mixture into the cold custard until completely combined.

-Pour custard into ice cream maker and process for 20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Add cookie crumbles at the very end, and place in freezer until firm.

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any product for participating in this event. The #IceCreamWeek Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only. ONE winner will receive ALL the prizes listed. Giveaway ends at midnight on August 31st.


  1. Um, this is basically the best idea ever. I am SO in!


  2. OMG this is sooooo amazing! YAYYYYYY for boozy recipes! I love how this taken something sweet and makes it naughty ;)

    1. Boozy recipes are my favorite. I'm a recipe lush I guess.

  3. I definitely need to try this with agar and see if I can get a vegetarian version in my life! I've never had a dirty girl scout cocktail -- only a shot. But it's definitely one of my favorite shots to take.

    1. Ohh I forgot gelatin is not vegetarian... let me know how that goes!

  4. Oh man... I gotta try this! So many possibilities! I'm thinking Espresso Martini turned ice cream may be in my future ;)

    1. Yes! You basically make yourself a drink, then turn it into ice cream!

  5. Can I just say I LOVE the name of this creation?! lol Yum!

    1. It's just what the cocktail is called, I cannot take credit. Also somewhat worried the organization might not take kindly to me using it, heh.

  6. I have never had that drink, but I love alcohol in ice cream!

  7. Wow, who knew I was a fan of a dirty girl scout?! Drink or ice cream, I'm in!!!!

  8. I love coffee with oreo pieces

  9. Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is a fave.

  10. Your boozy ice cream sounds delish! I've never had a Dirty Girl Scout or alcohol in my ice cream before, so this will be my first :) Thanks for sharing! I'm stumbling and sharing your page on Facebook today :)

    1. Thanks for the sharing! I need to get on my commenting and sharing and such...

  11. Oooh, now the secret is Out! Nice--I didn't know about the boozy-gelatin trick!

  12. Omgosh - This must be the best ice cream ever, ever, ever!! I own that cookbook and have been wanting to try boozy ice creams. I'm definitely giving it a. try!!

    1. Do it! It took me two tries, gelatin is tricky... but it was worth it!

  13. Such a naughty girl scout! Love it.

  14. Ashley, goodness what an anazing looking ice cream and what a fun event - ice cream week sounds marvelous!

  15. I've had many dirty girl scout shots in my life, I adore the idea of making it into ice cream! Nice work!