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Frozen Desserts for Labor Day

By: maggieward

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.


Red Velvet Cake Gelato & Chocolate Chip Gelato

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.

Straciatella Gelato

By Paolo Dalla Zorza

Kentucky Colonel Mint Gelato Cookie Sandwiches

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.


Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Mint 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.

Strawberries and Cream Paletas

From Pleasant Pops, Washington, DC [closed]

Satsuma Dreamsicle Ice Cream

By Ashley Roussel, Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette chef Ashley Roussel utilizes Louisiana satsuma to incorporate some zing into an orange Dreamsicle ice cream recipe.

Peach Iced Tea Sorbet

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.


Frozen Mezcal Mangonada

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.

Frozen Old Fashioned

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.

Jagermeister Root Beer Float

From Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina

Slushy, Boozy, Sparkling Citrus Tea

By Sheri Castle

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