Ice Cream Float Cocktails

3 boozy ice-cream floats (plus: how-to video)

You’re never too old for ice cream, especially when that ice cream is floating on something boozy

Here are our boozy ice-cream float ideas. We’ve seen ice-cream floats popping up on menus for a while (check out MeatLiquor branches across the country or the list at 45 Jermyn St at the back of Fortnum & Mason in London), but they’re fun and simple to make at home, too. Try our ice cream toppings to make these easy dessert recipes…

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Chocolate cherry bourbon float  (left image)

5 mins | Serves 1 | Easy

Ingredients:

bourbon 30m

cherry brandy 20ml (optional)

cherry Coke 150-200ml, chilled

vanilla or chocolate ice cream a scoop

squirty cream to serve

glacé cherries to serve

Method:

Step 1: Put the first three ingredients into a tall glass and stir.

Step 2: Add a scoop of ice cream, then top with squirty cream and a cherry.


Rum, ginger beer and vanilla float  (middle image)

5 mins | Serves 1 | Easy

Ingredients:

rum 50ml

ginger beer 150-200ml

vanilla ice cream a scoop

Method:

Step 1: Put the rum and ginger beer into a tall glass and stir gently.
Step 2:  Add a scoop of ice cream.


Strawberry, gin and prosecco float (right image)

5 mins | Serves 1 | Easy

Ingredients:

gin 30ml

prosecco 125ml

strawberry ice cream a scoop

Method:

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Step 1: Put the gin in a coupette glass then pour the prosecco over and add the scoop of strawberry ice cream.