Cool down this Labor Day Weekend with a spiked slushy or ice cream made with high-quality ingredients. Artisanal creations venture beyond the conventional for unexpected flavor combinations and refreshing takes on staple summer delights. From floats to affogatos, ice cream sandwiches to tiki cocktails, these frozen dessert recipes for Labor Day Weekend help you send summer out in style.
Gelato Recipes for Labor Day
From Jaques Larson, Beardcat’s Sweet Shop, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
Little sister to Sullivan’s Island favorite Obstinate Daughter, Beardcat’s shares the same dedication to local ingredients channeled into innovative flavors at the gelateria.
From Proof on Main in Louisville, Kentucky
Bourbon-smoked sugar cookies forge the base of this julep-inspired take on the classic drink in frozen form.
Labor Day Recipes: Ice Cream
From TLP Test Kitchen
What feels more like summertime than an ice cream sandwich? We take the classic up a notch with a refreshing mint ice cream middle.
From Pleasant Pops, Washington, DC [closed]
By Ashley Roussel, Lafayette, Louisiana
Lafayette chef Ashley Roussel utilizes Louisiana satsuma to incorporate some zing into an orange Dreamsicle ice cream recipe.
By Sheri Castle
Sipping a refreshing glass of iced tea goes hand-in-hand with summertime. But kick it up a notch for Labor Day Weekend with this spoonable version.
Labor Day Recipes: Frozen Drinks
From Las Almas Rotas, Dallas
The origins of the margarita belong, of course, to Mexico, but we have Texas to thank for the drink’s frosty, slushy iteration.
From Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Nashville
At Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, brothers Charlie and Andy Nelson celebrate from Memorial Day to Labor Day with a frozen old fashioned made with their own Belle Meade Bourbon.
From Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina
By Sheri Castle
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