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Pumpkin Bourbon

“Comfort” is synonymous with “pumpkin spice”--so why not amp up the coziness with boozy, homemade pumpkin ice cream that actually packs a punch?


  • HIJINX ice cream mix
  • 1 ½ cups half & half or water*
  • ½ cup Pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 oz bourbon
Note: For a lighter version use water. For a creamier version use half & half.


    1. Warm the half & half on the stove over medium-high heat.

    2. Remove from heat. While still hot, blend with Hijinx, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg for at least 1 minute, until thoroughly combined.

    3. Blend or mix in bourbon.

    4. Let mixture rest on counter uncovered for 30 minutes.

    5. Pour into a freezer safe containers with an airtight lid.

    Freeze for 3 - 6 hours. Enjoy!

    CLICK HERE to read our best practices so your ice cream turns out perfect!  


    Because You’re Pumpkin-Obsessed 

    Some of us — wink, wink — wait all year for the annual premiere of Pumpkin Spice lattes, cookies, cocktails, bread, muffins, and more. Those sweet-and-spicy flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg just inspire something warm within us. Even when the pumpkin spice haters come out to play every year, the true fans know: there’s no shame in enjoying your all-time comfort food! 

    At this point, it’s hard to tell if the pumpkin spice passion comes from a love for the flavor itself, or the all-around passion for autumnal bliss and renewal — it’s probably both. So why wait for one moment per year to experience the joy of your favorite comfort food? 

    Pumpkin Everything All Year Round 

    Whether you’re gearing up for Halloween in the fall or missing those soothing flavors in the summer, homemade pumpkin ice cream is the perfect way to get your fix, especially when it’s too warm outside for a hot latte. And Hijinx ice cream mix makes it easy not only to serve up your favorite seasonal ice cream ANY time of year, but also makes it easy to customize your flavor. 

    For an even more complex and spicy version of Pumpkin Spice that’s — dare I say — a little more adult, try our recipe for Pumpkin Bourbon Ice Cream. The ingredients are simple and are probably already lying around your house: Hijinx ice cream mix, half & half, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, pumpkin puree, and of course, your bourbon of choice.

    Simply blend your ingredients together and then freeze for the easiest gourmet ice cream you’ll ever make — and if you need help, you can follow our guidelines for alcohol ratios and when to add mix-ins. While creating boozy ice cream is typically challenging with traditional ice-cream-making methods, Hijinx makes it super easy to add booze, so you can simply pour it in, then blend and freeze.

    The earthy sweetness of the pumpkin always pairs well with a spicy bourbon. And the creaminess of the ice cream base will only make this combination more sophisticated, refreshing, and balanced.

    Hijinx Your Harvest Desserts 

    Bourbon is truly one of your favorite ingredients to elevate homemade pumpkin ice cream. It’s a unique addition to any dinner party, or even to a horror movie marathon when you want to feel like you’re cozied up with leaves falling outside. Even in summer, Pumpkin Bourbon ice cream is a sweet-and-spicy pairing that will make any day feel like a celebration. 

    If you’re looking for an alcohol-free pumpkin lover's ice cream check out this delicious recipe for Pumpkin Crunch. And if you want more harvest-inspired recipes, candied yams and white chocolate, sweet corn, or cranberry sauce add a little special something to your fall-infused desserts. Explore easy-to-make and scrumptious ice cream creations and Hijinx your dessert today!

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