Adult Beverage Meets Favorite Childhood Treat
I love ice cream floats (root beer floats, especially), and drinking one always reduces me to a giggly six-year-old, delighting in the foam and bubbles and sweetness. So, as summer attempts to linger on with the cool promise of autumn in the air, I have been indulging in a final summer treat: ice cream floats made with limoncello. They’ve got all the foam and bubbles and sweetness, plus a little bit of grown-up flair. Making them is simplicity itself, so get ready for some delicious nostalgia!
Limoncello Ice Cream Floats
1 large scoop vanilla ice cream*
1 oz. limoncello
club soda or gingerale (to fill glass)
Put the scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of a drinking glass. Pour the shot of limoncello over the ice cream. Carefully fill the rest of the glass with soda. Enjoy immediately!
*If, like me, you are dairy-challenged, this treat works brilliantly with vanilla bean coconut milk ice cream. The blend of lemon, vanilla, coconut, and gingerale is tropical bliss.