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Boozy Floats & Ice Cream Sodas

Ice cream float and ice cream soda recipes

Feeling a little retro? In these fun drink recipes, the classic 1950s ice cream float gets some grown-up twists. Our double-duty dessert/drink combos use bases of stout or champagne, or are spiked with spirits like gin, tequila, and Kahlúa, making these fizzy treats even better than you remember.


Shirley Temple Ice Cream Sodas

Don't let the name fool you: the kirsch makes these fun ice cream floats a decidedly grown-up treat—with a twist of nostalgia.

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Apricot-Vanilla Sparkling Wine Floats

A fruity take on a root beer float, this dessert is elegant yet playful, and a great way to take advantage of stone fruit season.

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Gin Lemonade Ice Cream Sodas

This refreshing treat combines three summer drinks rolled into one super cooling concoction.

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Stout Floats

Why should soda have all the fun? In this float, the roasty flavors of stout are the perfect complement to the rich Kahlúa, chocolate ice cream, and homemade cocoa syrup.

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Tequila-Orange Ice Cream Sodas

A heavenly take on a childhood favorite, these creamsicle-inspired sodas, made with tequila and Grand Marnier, are a decidedly grown-up treat.

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Mocha Kahlúa Ice Cream Sodas

Bubbly and refreshing, this ice cream soda is lighter on the palate than a chocolate milkshake with an intense Kahlúa flavor.

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Raspberry & Champagne Ice Cream Floats

An elegant take on the ice cream soda, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a handful of raspberries floating in a glass of champagne.

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After-Dinner Coffee Ice Cream Sodas

Combine your post dinner coffee and dessert in one fun drink your guests will love to sip.

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