A humid summer with plenty of 90-degree days can leave you craving frozen treats. There’s a new trend, for adults, allowing you to mix the nostalgia of your childhood with an adult beverage. Here are just a few spots where you can find some of these boozy summer treats:
Thin Man Brewery/Tappo Pizza
166 Chandler St.
The relatively new development on Chandler Street has arcade games, plenty of open air patio space, art all over the inside walls of the industrial building paying tribute to their beers, and an open kitchen for cooking delicious wood-fired pizzas.
If that didn’t entice you enough, there are boozy popsicles available. Current flavors include Mango Pineapple Lemonade and Mixed Berry Lemonade, both mixed with vodka. Flavors are subject to change.
Lucky Day Whiskey Bar
320 Pearl St.
Lucky Day takes milkshakes to the next level. The bar's boozy milkshakes are available in three flavors: Grasshopper, Mexican Chocolate and Honey Coconut.
The Grasshopper shake is a nice shade of green from the mint syrup, and is made with ice cream and creme de cacao, then finished off with chocolate shavings and whipped cream. The Mexican Chocolate shake, also made with ice cream, has a slight heat and smokiness to it from Mexican chocolate syrup made with cayenne and cinnamon, and also includes mezcal and is garnished with a cinnamon stick and whipped cream.
The dairy-free option, the Honey Coconut milkshake, is made with coconut sorbet, elderflower liqueur, burnt honey syrup and spiced rum with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of coconut flake, blending tropical summer flavors.
Frosty’s Ice Cream
2424 George Urban Blvd., Depew; 5500 Broadway, Lancaster
Owners David and Nicholas Del Carlo are passionate about creating new sundaes and bringing unique flavors to the shop. Most recently, Frosty's started carrying Mercer’s wine ice cream in flavors like port, shiraz, cherry merlot, lemon sparkling, chocolate cabernet, riesling, strawberry sparkling, peach sparkling and red raspberry chardonnay.
Frosty's even started carrying Gilligan's ice cream, famous for creating beer and hard cider ice cream including Double Buzz, made with dark ale and real coffee, or the Bavarian chocolate beer ice cream made with dark ale, chocolate and more including the hard cider.
In the Mix Brewing & Creamery
1693 East Ave., Barker
When In The Mix Brewing and Creamery decided to create New York's first beer frozen custard, it put them on the map. The delicious homemade frozen treats combine craft beer and custard like Summer Porter ($6) with vanilla custard mixed with Barker Porter and activated charcoal for color and smokiness, and the Black Cherry Frozen Custard ($6) with a Blackberry Wheat Beer, blueberries and black cherries.
There are even a few wine options like the Apple Pie Custard made with pieces of apple, Torta di Mele wine and graham pie crust pieces. Cocktail options include the Margarita Sherbet ($6) with Bacardi, cream and margarita sour.