Summer entertaining will never be the same again. Prove you’re the hostess with the mostest by combining two of the most popular summer treats — ice cream and alcohol. Whether it’s served as dessert or at your bar, these recipes will help you solidify your reputation for throwing the best parties.
12 drool-worthy floats that bring booze and ice cream together
Champagne FloatsOrange, raspberry, rainbow sorbet — no matter what your flavour jam is, it'll be 100 per cent satisfying. And since it takes just 30 seconds to put together, it's the ultimate, last-minute treat.
GET THE RECIPE HEREThe Bewitchin Kitchen
Sparkling Strawberries and Cream Champagne FloatsStrawberries and champers are a classic pairing (remember Pretty Woman?) and this recipe ties them into a fizzy, sparkly and fruity combo with a hint of strawberry soda.
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Baileys Coffee FloatOne of the perks of having this float is that you won't need to choose between coffee and dessert, because it's got both. Cheers to making life a little easier and more enjoyable.
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Nutella Guinness Stout Chocolate MilkshakesOkay, technically this one's more milkshake than float. However, we're not opposed to skipping the blending step and serving it as a float drizzled with melted Nutella instead of fudge.
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Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail FloatPsssst… this float has gin in it
. Made with a homemade blackberry syrup, it's a summer-inspired float that'll earn applause from your guests.Jacquelyn Clark
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Frozen Cherry DiaquirisYou can turn this recipe into two things: a slushie or a float -- just skip the vanilla ice cream for the former. It's creamy, tangy, sweet and has a kick of white rum for added fun.
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Kahlua French Vanilla Root Beer FloatYour root beer float just got an upgrade! Blended with coffee-based Kahlua, the soda pop shop fave takes on a whole new dimension of flavour. Don't skip the condensed milk rim.
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ButterbeerHarry Potter fans unite! This wizardly concoction is alcohol-free with a dash of rum extract, but you can easily make it boozy by adding a shot of rum for an adult-friendly version.
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Boozy Blueberry FloatsWith summer being berry season, there are plenty of reasons to be sipping on this float. You can thank the fresh berries blended with lemon-lime seltzer and blueberry vodka for its extra-fruity flavour.
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Spiced Baileys Root Beer FloatsIf you're a root beer float purist, this drink will let you enjoy the familiar flavours, but with a subtle twist of creamy Baileys and a dash of cinnamon for some warmth.
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Prosecco Lemon FloatIn the mood for something fancy? Bust out this Italian Sgroppino. With summery notes of lemon and mint, it works as a welcome drink or light dessert for an al fresco brunch.
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Raspberry Pink Champagne FloatsWe dare you to look away from this blushing beauty. Crafted with a pink moscato, it has baby shower or brunch written all over it. But we're not opposed to having this for a midnight snack instead.
GET THE RECIPE HEREThe Cookie Rookie