Planning the Perfect Valentine's Day

Find out how you can have the best valentine's day ever with that special someone — and maybe a bit of ice cream with alcohol

tipsy scoop valentines day photoshootIt’s that time of year again! The time to show your significant other, or any of your loved ones that you love and appreciate them. This year, Tipsy Scoop has you covered with all of the best ideas to make this Valentine’s day your best one yet. You can try these activities for the perfect night in with your partner, or invite your best friends to celebrate the holiday. That’s right — Valentine’s day isn’t just for those in relationships. That’s why we’re here to show you how to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day regardless of your relationship status. From ice cream with alcohol to throwing a dance party, we’ve got you covered!

Try Your Hand at Making Ice Cream With Alcohol

Using our signature Tipsy Scoop recipe, you can create the perfect Valentine’s day treat

strawberry ice cream heart shaped bowlCreate your very own ice cream cocktail this Valentine’s day.

What is the first thing you think of when you think about Valentine’s day? Love, of course! But also, chocolate covered strawberries! The most delectable chocolaty treats are usually served around Valentine’s day — so why not try to make your own? If you’re spending this year’s Valentine’s day at home, try your hand at our signature Strawberry Kiss Martini Recipe.

To get started, you first need to create our signature vanilla ice cream mix. It is important that you follow the Tipsy Scoop recipe for your base as it is the perfect concoction to hold ice cream with alcohol at 5% ABV. To get started you’ll need:

  • 6 cups of Ice Cream Mix
  • ¼ cup of strawberry puree
  • 1 cup whipped cream vodka
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

To get started, grab a large mixing bowl and combine your ice cream mix, whipped cream vodka, and strawberry puree. Once all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Then grab your ice cream maker and freeze your ice cream using the directions on your machine. When your ice cream concoction has reached the desired consistency, you can transfer it to another large bowl and begin mixing in the chocolate chips. Once the chocolate chips are mixed in, you can move on to serving. To really add an extra wow factor to your homemade boozy ice cream, serve in a champagne glass, top it with a splash of prosecco, and garnish with a slice of strawberry.

If cooking is not your strong suit, no worries! We have the perfect Valentine’s Day boozy ice cream packs that you’re sure to love. Our Valentine’s Day Pack is filled with four of our most popular seasonal flavors, including Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel, Red Velvet Martini, Raspberry Limoncello Sorbet, and Strawberry White Sangria Sorbet. Our Red Velvet Martini 4-Pack is the perfect gift for any red velvet lover. No matter what you decide to go with, ice cream infused with alcohol is sure to make your Valentine’s Day perfect. 

Plan the Perfect Movie Night

A little bit of ice cream with alcohol is the perfect treat for your movie night

Bowl of popcornCreate a romantic atmosphere to take your movie night to the next level.

While every night might be a movie night for you and your significant other, there are a few ways you can make it special for Valentine’s Day. Make some movie night snacks, light some candles, and open up a pint of your favorite boozy ice cream to create a more romantic environment. Plan out the perfect line-up of your favorite movies or what movies you’ve been excited to watch. Of course, the only thing left is to sit back and enjoy. 

Make a Boozy Sorbet Cocktail

CoctailNo romantic movie night is complete without something to sip on! Make an easy cocktail with one of our boozy sorbets and prosecco. Use a melon baller to add two small scoops of Tipsy Scoop sorbet to a champagne flute and then top with bubbles and fresh fruit garnishes! 

Have a Dance Party

couple dancing in modern apartmentThis Valentine’s Day you can go out dancing without the cover.

Whether you are celebrating with friends or a significant other, it is always a good idea to throw a dance party. Before your party, you should create a playlist of songs that get you up and dancing. You can also pack the playlist with some of your favorite love songs, or skip the lovey dovey stuff all together. 

Once the party really gets started, you can take turns requesting your favorite dance party songs from your smart speaker. For an at home dance party, sometimes Alexa is the best DJ. If you don’t have a smart speaker, no worries! You can also queue up some of your favorite music videos on Youtube and take requests.

Play Some of Your Favorite Classic Games

group of friends playing jengaMake playing board games on Valentine’s day a yearly tradition.

Once you’ve worn yourself out from dancing, what’s next? One of the best activities for Valentine’s Day at home is playing classic games. If you have some around the house that you haven’t played in a while, that’s even better! Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of a game of Sorry, Monopoly, Jenga, or even CandyLand. These classic games are sure to inspire a bit of familiarity — and a bit of competition. So, bring the snacks, bring the drinks, and settle in for some lively gameplay.

Now that you’re ready for Valentine’s day, it’s time to start gathering ingredients and planning your perfect day. If you're interested in trying out more recipes for ice cream with alcohol, Tipsy Scoop has even more flavors in our signature cookbook. Or, you can skip the recipe and try one of our liquor infused ice cream flavors. Just make sure to tag @tipsyscoop when you post a photo of your boozy concoction to show off on Instagram.