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Captain Creamsicle

The Captain Creamsicle is a really fun blended ice cream cocktail. While it may sound like yet another unsophisticated “candy” drink for the college set, cocktail recipes like this one were all the rage back in the 50s. They were usually made in batches beforehand and served as dessert drinks.

Captain Creamsicle drink in parfait glass

Most importantly, this is a truly tasty drink. The Captain Morgan’s spiced rum, which is delicious on its own, gets enriched by the vanilla ice cream and livened up by the orange sherbet. It’s definitely sweet, but also spicy.

Overhead view of Captain Creamsicle drink with red and white paper straw

It’s a great drink for anytime you need to cool off. And due to the combination of orange sherbet and autumnal spices, it’s also terrific for Halloween.

Closeup view of Captain Creamsicle drink in parfait glass


  • 2 ounces Captain Morgan spiced rum
  • vanilla ice cream
  • orange sherbet

Put the ingredients in a blender: first, the two ounces of  Captain Morgan’s, and then equal parts vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet. This is to taste, so it may take a bit of experimentation. Pour over ice in whatever kind of glass you like. No garnish.