It’s America’s day to dote on ice cream floats! And while this classic summer cooler is famous for the basic chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors, why not whip up a grown-up version of this summer treat?
To start livin’ the cream, stop at your nearby Spec’s for your floatation inspiration. We’ve listed a few tasty concoctions below but really, you’re only limited by your imagination. Invite some friends over for a spirited ice cream social.
Want to add a touch of gloat to your floats? Replace the traditional barware choices with retro diner-style soda fountain glasses– now that’s celebrating today in style!
Orange Dreamsicle Float
2 oz vanilla flavored vodka
6 oz chilled orange soda
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Pour vodka and orange soda in a chilled highball glass. Then top with two scoops of
vanilla ice cream. Cheers!
Choco-Cherry Bourbon Float
1 pint of dark chocolate ice cream
2 oz bourbon
1 cherry soda, chilled
Fill chilled highball glass with ice cream. Pour in 1-2 shots of bourbon. Add soda and serve with straws or spoons.
Guinness Extra Stout Float
¾ cup Guinness Stout
2 scoops coffee ice cream
Dark chocolate syrup
Chocolate shavings for garnish
Line the sides of a frosty mug with dark chocolate syrup. Add 2 scoops coffee ice cream then fill with Guinness. Drizzle dark chocolate syrup on top and garnish
with dark chocolate shavings. Enjoy!