Although making alcoholic ice cream is similar to traditional ice cream -- each has a comparable base -- Pilarczyk confirms that there are a couple of secret ingredients that allow the vodka in the ice cream to freeze. Unlike traditional ice cream, the process for Arctic Buzz’s ice cream takes five days, much longer than regular ice cream.
“There was a desire to do something different than the typical dessert and drink mixes you see,” Pilarczyk said. “We love the challenge vodka presents when it comes to freezing.”
For now, Arctic Buzz is only sold at liquor stores in Maryland, but the company said it plans to expand into a number of states outside of Maryland in 2018, as well as investigate shipping out of state. Until that happens, you’ll have to keep making those tough snacking decisions, or else just drink your vodka with a hefty scoop of ice cream.