Remember the days when you were forced to choose between dessert and booze? That’s all but a distant memory now, thanks to ice cream company Arctic Buzz. The Baltimore-based ice cream churner is making dessert taste like a late-night snack binge by fusing ice cream and booze into a singular dessert that will actually leave you buzzed.
While ice cream makers like Haagen Dazs, Tipsy Spoon, and others have unleashed various cocktail-flavored ice creams in frozen food aisles across the country in recent years, Arctic Buzz focuses on spiking its ice cream flavors with just one spirit: vodka. And unlike other alcohol-infused ice cream lines, the company’s flavors pack a whopping 8.6% to 8.9% alcohol content (about one and a half beers). In comparison, Haagen Dazs’s spirits line advertises an ABV of 1%. In other words, you’ll taste it and feel it. You also have to be 21 or older to buy the stuff.
Arctic Buzz teamed up with a local Maryland distillery, which produces vodka specifically for each of its six ice cream flavors. For example, the cookies and cream ice cream flaunts a cookies and cream vodka while the raspberry ice cream features raspberry vodka. The company has also launched key lime pie, vanilla, coconut, and chocolate ice creams, with plans to unleash a pumpkin spice flavor for the fall and additional festive flavors for the holidays this winter. Each flavor is packaged in a small container of about 100ml, or about a quarter of your typical pint.