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Strawberry Bang! Ice Cream Drink

  • Author: Shelagh Mullen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Makes one quart or makes 6 ice cream cocktails 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezing
  • Cuisine: American


This ice cream can be a drink or the real-deal, spoonable ice cream variety. The tartness of the pomegranate molasses makes this drink a refreshing summer treat. It’s a great way to use up some of those perfect in-season strawberries too!


Units Scale
  • 3 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped (about 1 lb)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate molasses*
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (affiliate link)
  • Seeds scraped from half a vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon of good vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/41/3 cup white or brown rum, cold

Garnish (optional)

  • 1/2 heavy cream swirled with about 2 teaspoons pom molasses (0ptional)
  • Strawberries to garnish (sliced, chopped or just placed on the side of the glass)


  • Place strawberries, pomegranate molasses, sugar, salt, and vanilla bean in blender or food processor (affiliate link), stir it around for a minute, then let rest for at least 1/2 hour at room temp, then puree until smooth. Put through a fine-mesh strainer (optional) for a very smooth drink. Mix in half and half, and heavy cream to combine.
  • Transfer to quart container, cover, and place in the fridge and chill overnight, for best results.
  • Add the mixture to ice cream maker, (be sure to leave enough room for the rum, which you will add at the 15 mark) and churn for about half-hour. Keep in eye on it and at about 15 minutes add the rum. (Follow your ice cream makers instructions and don’t overfill the vessel, it will expand a little bit, so don’t fill to the top)!


  • Using a whisk or hand mixer, whip the cream to stiff peaks. Swirl in the pomegranate molasses and top your drink.

*Pomegranate Molasses is an intensely flavored tart syrup made from the pomegranate fruit, not to be mistaken for the typical molasses found in stores, this one packs a tangy punch and is delicious!

Keywords: strawberry ice cream drink, strawberry milkshake, ice cream alcoholic drinks, rum strawberry drink recipe, white rum drinks, not too sweet alcoholic ice cream drink

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