As kids, the concept of enjoying soda soaked ice cream was enough to have us swinging from the rafters. That’s not just an expression, our babysitter’s went through a lot of trauma when the word “float” was said out loud. As adults, soda and ice cream aren’t alone anymore, because vodka is a menage-a-trois to tempting to avoid. Check out this easy, completely customizable recipe that’s perfect for a night alone or a party!
Ingredients (makes 1)
1 can of soda, or root beer, stout, cider, etc.
2 tbsp (1 oz) Van Gogh Vodka (regular or flavored)
2 scoops of ice cream
Directions: The fun part begins at the grocery store. Choose your favourite can of soda, anything goes. Same goes for grabbing a pint of ice cream! While chunky varieties aren’t great for slurping, you need to pick something you’re confident you’ll enjoy eating even when float season is over (or you know, commit to using the whole thing on floats).
At home, pour half a can of your chosen soda in a large glass. Add vodka, and don’t be shy on the measurement (we won’t tell if you go over). Scoop in the ice cream and top with remaining soda. Now the best part, enjoy! Slurp from a straw or eat from a spoon, there’s no rules or manners here.
Don’t be afraid to experiment! We think a DIY float bar would make one hell of a good party. Try flavored pops or use your favorite local ice cream shops homemade flavors. We have no doubt you’ll be as excited about enjoying one of these, as our babysitters were to take off at the end of the night.
By: Eva Severed
Inspiration and Photo from Minimalist Baker (thanks!)