Recipe Box, 2 Easy Breezy Summer Desserts

I tweaked 2 favorite recipes to share today, easy breezy summer desserts

Zucchini cookies are a perfect summer cookie

I tweaked my original recipe, White Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies, by adding butterscotch chips too

They are easy to make, not to mention very tasty, and at least there is a healthy ingredient in there!

See recipe at end of this post

You can see the original recipe and more photos here

I also tweaked the Bushwacker Ice Cream Recipe

Bushwackers are a favorite cocktail, or “adult milkshake” on our part of the Gulf Coast, usually made with rum and several liqueurs, chocolate syrup, and ice cream

For this recipe, I changed some of the liqueurs, using only Baileys and Coconut Rum Liqueur, Cool Whip and sweetened condensed milk

Instead of a spoon of dark chocolate sauce

I used chocolate syrup

I swirled it in with a knife after mixing the other ingredients

I didn’t mix it too much because I wanted the swirls to show…

You can also make it into an ice cream pie and serve it with chocolate sauce on top

Bushwacker Ice Cream Pie

This is definitely adults only ice cream!

Two great recipes for summer!

Zucchini Cookies with Butterscotch and White Chocolate Chips

zucchini is a secret baking ingredient that makes baked good so moist!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter [1 1/2 sticks] melted
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini about 1 medium
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips


  • Mix butter with egg, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Add zucchini.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt and add to zucchini mixture.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by large spoonfuls onto a silpat lined baking sheet [or greased baking sheet].
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until edges just begin to brown and bottoms are set Cool slightly before removing to rack. Makes about 24-30 cookies depending on scoop size
Keyword chocolate butterscotch cookies, summer cookies, white chocolate chip cookies, zucchini cookies

Boozy Bushwacker Ice Cream

This ice cream is like an after dinner drink!
Prep Time 5 minutes
freeze 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 8 1/2 pint jars or freezer container*


  • 1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tub 8 oz. Cool Whip Dessert Topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Creme liqueur**
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua liqueur**
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Rum liqueur**
  • thick chocolate sauce {I used Stonewall Farms Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel}


  • Place milk in a large mixing bowl or measuring cup and fold in Cool Whip. Mix liqueurs together and add to bowl, gently combine. Transfer mixture to a pourable container or use a funnel and pour into 1/2 pint jars, filling about 2/3 of the way. Add a generous spoon full of chocolate sauce to the center. Cover jars and place in freezer for at least 3 hours before serving. Keep in freezer. Makes about 8, less than 1 oz. of alcohol per serving.


*If you prefer to use a freezer container, use a thinner chocolate sauce, and swirl some through the ice cream mix a few times before freezing or add chocolate sauce to individual bowls when serving
**Variation: replace the liqueurs with the listed extracts belowย 
1 tsp rum extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut extract
Keyword boozy dessert, easy ice cream, ice cream, no churn ice cream


for another printable version of these recipes click on the highlighted titles below

Zucchini Cookies with Butterscotch and White Chocolate Chips

Bushwacker Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

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20 Responses to “Recipe Box, 2 Easy Breezy Summer Desserts”
  1. Mary says:

    Love your tweaked recipes Jenna! I had to chuckle at your Bushwacker ice cream warning, “eat responsibly!’ As far as I’m concerned that warning label should be printed on every carton in the grocery store…we can’t keep it in the house! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Jenna, cookies and ice cream , is there anything better? I must try the zucchini cookies, they really look delicious. Ice cream in any form or variation is always a temptation! Happy Wednesday!

  3. You come up with the most creative names for your recipe! They make me smile~!

  4. Kitty says:

    Did you say “cookies and ice cream”? Yes please, Jenna, I’ll have some of each! I’m thinking the pie version with the ice cream would be a cool summer dessert! Thanks for sharing both recipes!

  5. These sound delicious!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. says:

    Ooh, those cookies look really yummy. I baked several loaves of zucchini bread recently it it was delicious. Oh I bet those cookies taste amazing too. I may just need to try those. That ice cream pie looks amazing! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. As always, looks delish!! Anything with zucchini is always my fav!

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    That pie looks amazing! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• And I love zucchini in cookies… thanks for the recipes Jenna! ๐Ÿ‘

  9. Yes, PLEASE!

  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    Pinned the pie! Would love a cookie right now though, ha. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Waw! these dishes are looking very delicious and yummyyy๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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