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Frozen Tumbleweeds

Posted by  ·  December 17, 2008  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2016

I am coming out of the closet. Yes, I watch the Bachelor!  I know, it is not an example of the finest television programming. The worst part (actually the best part) is that it is so important that I get together with a group of girls —yes every Monday night to watch the Bachelor. We must have been pretty desperate for reality TV (really each others company) that we got together to watch Mama’s Boy last night. All I can say is OH MY, I think we are in for some drama.  However, they are going to put it back to back with the Bachelor–YIKES.  What is a girl to do?  It might take some smooth channel flipping but we will get our fill of drama.

When we gather for this guilty pleasure we have a few cocktails and appetizers! So I thought Frozen Tumbleweeds would be the perfect Christmas gift for these girls.

They are really simple to make and so delicious! The recipe is from my sister-in-law.

Frozen Tumbleweeds

1 5qt container of vanilla ice cream (softened)
2 1/2 cups coffee liqueur (Kahlua, I am on a budget so I used Kamora )
2 1/2 cups creme de cacao (Hiram Walker)
3 – half gallon buckets (I found these at Wal-Mart)

Mix all ingredient in a huge bowl. I used a hand held electric mixer. Fill the buckets and now you are ready to label.

I put a label on the top telling what is in the bucket and that it needs to be kept in the freezer and must be stirred before serving.

If you would like the labels I used you may download them.  I printed them on 1-up label paper I purchased in individual sheets from the copy store (Kinko’s) and cut out on the gray line.

Tumbleweed Label Download

Then on the front I put a greeting from our family. I have made these labels so you can download them and then change the area that says who the gift is from. Click your cursor over that area and you should be able to customize the labels (I am crossing my fingers that this works)

Customizeable May your Holiday be Merry Label Download


Looking for more homemade goodie ideas for gift giving try Homemade Caramel Corn!


  1. Friday, July 29th, 2011
    I assume this is poured into a glass and served like a shake? Do you recall how many servings you get out of a half-gallon bucket? Thanks, this is a darling idea!
  2. Diane
    Saturday, December 26th, 2009
    Got the buckets and did this for my neighbors - they just loved it! Thanks for the great idea! I have another question for you. I LOVE the typeface that you used for the labels and would love to use it for my Christmas cards next year. Can you tell me what the name of the typeface is? Thanks so much! Love your website!
  3. Diane
    Friday, November 6th, 2009
    Great idea! Where do you get buckets with lids?
  4. Sunday, December 28th, 2008
    Wonderful recipe!
  5. Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
    I made these Frozen Tumbleweeds for gifts and I am hoping someone will let me try some of theirs. I only made 3 half gallon buckets. :( Wal Mart was out of the gallon size.
    Thanks so much for the recipe! :)
  6. Monday, December 22nd, 2008
    They sound delicious! I can't wait for The Bachelor to start, either! :)
  7. Monday, December 22nd, 2008
    That sounds really good. We are going to have to try that. Love the labels
  8. Friday, December 19th, 2008
    What a cute idea. I just may have to steal this one (but I will give you credit :D) for some of my friends at work - they always love to party - and after hours parties even allow "alcohol" on premises. Gotta love working for a smaller company.
  9. Cathy
    Thursday, December 18th, 2008
    As soon as school is out I am going to get busy making these fun gifts! What a great idea!!!
  10. Thursday, December 18th, 2008
    Okay, while we are bringing out dirty secrets -- my friends called that show about 300 times to get me on as a bachelorette. Needless to say, hollywood hasn't called yet.
    LOVE your Christmas idea!
  11. Thursday, December 18th, 2008
    I love this idea!!!! And so great for Girls' Nite Out!! (or In) :)
  12. Thursday, December 18th, 2008
    These look super yummy and adorable. We are having a girls' weekend in January -- I will definitely keep this recipe!
  13. Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
    Wow these are awesome!
    I watched Mam's boys last night and am hooked. I am going to have to get the dvr working over time when Bachelor comes on.
  14. Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
    Oh my heavens, this is just awesome! Planning to make this and take it to the neighbor's Christmas party on Saturday. Oh, and the labels are perfection!!!
  15. Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
    Oh WOW! The labels just nail it--beautiful.

    Except, with my in-laws, I would label them "Slur-ries," hand them over with a big cand-cane grin, and let 'em wonder what I meant, exactly.
  16. Heather Willis
    Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
    do you drink these or eat them? they sound good regardless!
  17. Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
    Oh man, if that isn't right up my inlaw's alley. I know what I'm bringing to Christmas!
  18. Jenny
    Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
    These are THE BEST!! Love the labels too -- perfect finish for a great gift. Your friends will love you!