Looking for a way to have your ice cream and drink it too? The ice cream float is a summer classic, and one of the easiest wins a host or hostess can have at a summer party. Here are 12 new ways to rock it, including a few boozy concoctions we can’t wait to try.
1. Captain and Cherry Coke Float: There’s a new Captain and Tenille in town and it comes in the form of Captain Morgan and Cherry Coke, with a little help from vanilla ice cream. (Recipe and photo: Live Love Pasta)
6. Patriotic Ice Cream Floats: The 4th of July may be long gone but the Olympics are just about to start, which means you’ll be chanting USA ’til the cows come home. For the blue in this recipe you’ll have to scour bodegas and corner stores for Mountain Dew Blue Voltage Soda. (Recipe and photo: The Family Kitchen)
7. Raspberry Honey Ice Cream Floats: Just the title of this one makes us swoon. This one takes homemade raspberry honey ice cream and couples it with good old cream soda for a bit of super sweet deliciousness. (Recipe and photo: Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)
10. Irish Ice Cream Float: If you’re all about boozy irish desserts, you’ll swoon over this float. The ice cream is homemade with Bailey’s, the caramel sauce and whipped cream are both made with whiskey, and your “soda” is a nice cold Guinness. Wow. (Recipe and photo: Petite Kitchenesse)
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