Ice Cream Maker Margaritas

Ice Cream Maker Margaritas
Prep Time
1h 20 min
4 servings

Slushy margaritas are just one more thing you can throw together in your ice cream maker. You can even make and chill the sweetened tequila-lime base ahead of time so that your cocktails churn up more quickly.



cup sugar
ounce tequila, chilled
cup fresh lime juice, chilled (from about 8 limes), plus 2 limes, cut into wedges, for serving
tsp orange-flavored liqueur, chilled
Kosher or rimming salt, for serving



Special equipment: Ice cream maker; Cook’s Note: Freezing time will vary depending on your ice cream maker.

Step 1

Combine the sugar and ⅓ cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Let cool completely.

Step 2

Whisk together the tequila, lime juice, cooled sugar syrup, orange liqueur and 1 cup cold water in a medium bowl. Freeze until slushy in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, about 45 minutes (see Cook’s Note). Transfer the frozen margaritas to a chilled pitcher. Store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Step 3

Fill a small plate with an even layer of salt. Moisten the rims of 4 chilled rocks or wine glasses and press into the salt to rim the edges. Divide the margaritas among the glasses. Serve with lime wedges.

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