Schlammbowle: German ‘Mud Punch’ Ice Cream Cocktail

For a simple, German summer cocktail, try this Schlammbowle recipe, a popular, ‘old school’ German party drink that needs to make a major comeback because it’s so simple and delicious. And who doesn’t love ice cream in their punch??


About this Recipe

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Hot Kansas summers have me craving aaaaall the cool I can get. I try to find recipes that require minimal work, allow me more time on the porch with a refreshing drink and my legs up, all while still satisfying all of my taste buds. And I freaking love ice cream! So today I want to share with you a special German ice cream punch that calls itself ‘Mud Punch’ or Schlammbowle. This old school cocktail consists of a mixture of fresh fruit, juices, sparkling wine, vodka… and of course ice cream! I love using Talenti’s Madagascan Vanilla Bean gelato in this punch, organic mango and orange juices, fresh pineapple and peaches, a refreshing Prosecco, and smooth Mamont vodka from Siberia (click here to see where Mamont vodka is available in your area). Prepare all the fruit before your guests arrive, then simply assemble everything in a punch bowl, and top off with scoops of gelato. Super lecker! Scroll on down for the recipe.



Another summertime fave of mine when I entertain are these fab Pizzabrötchen. Especially perfect for nights when you weren’t expecting to host, these German pizza rolls come together very quickly. Simply slice in half some French rolls (I love the organic, oven-ready ones from Trader Joe’s), top with marinara and cheese and your meats and veggies of choice. And tah-dah, dinner is served. These are perfect for lazy board- or card game nights at home. Serve with Affentaler Monkey Mountain Red, a dry red blend from the Baden area in Germany featuring German Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder), Merlot, and Regent grapes. If you’ve never had a German red wine before, this will be the perfect red wine to get you started. Extremely tasty and the perfect wine for Pizzabrötchen and game night!

Ingredients For Schlammbowle

30 servings

  • 4 peaches, cut into pieces
  • 1 pineapple, cut into pieces
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) vodka
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine
  • 3 liters/quarts juice (orange, peach, pineapple)
  • 2 quarts/kilos vanilla ice cream
Mix fruit, juice, vodka, sparkling wine in a big bowl, top with ice cream and serve with a ladle. Zum Wohl!


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