You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream floats.
A huge ice cream float trend has been taking over this year and I for one am loving it! It could be the fact that it fills your sweet tooth cravings or because it cools you down and is super easy to make. Either way, here are three ways to take your ice cream float from basic to nectar.
1. Limoncello Ice Cream Float
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Coconut whipped cream
¼ cup lemonade
1 ½ cups cream soda
Combine two scoops of vanilla ice cream into a medium sized glass, pour lemonade on top, then add cream soda. Finish with coconut whipped cream and top with lemon zest leaving you with a delicious and refreshing float. You’ll find that the taste is very similar to the lemon bar frappuccino from Starbucks!
2. Better Beer
¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup butterscotch topping
2 tablespoons whipped butter at room temperature
1 ½ cups vanilla cream soda
Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds. Divide butterscotch mixture between two mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick. I couldn’t leave out Harry Potters Famous Butter Beer aka the most amazing drink created; you’re welcome.
3. Coffee Frappe
3 medium scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup chilled brewed coffee
2 tablespoons coca powder
1/2 cup milk
1 cup ice
Start by creating a simple syrup: bring 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water to a boil with a small saucepan, over high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and then set aside to let it cool.Then, blend ice cream, ice, coffee, milk, and simple syrup in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall glass. Top with whipped cream, and dust with cocoa powder. Much better than McDonalds!