Nothing says summer like an ice cream float! Beat the heat with this delicious ice cream float recipe that you can make in under 25 minutes.
For a boozy float, try combining blackberries and gin (for an extra hit of blackberry, try Stillhead Wild Blackberry Gin) with a local vanilla ice cream from 49 Below or Betterwith. Sip away!
Blackberry Gin Fizz Float
• 1 pint blackberries
• 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
• 1 Tbsp water
• 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
• 8 oz gin
• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
• 24 oz ginger ale
• Vanilla ice cream
Heat the blackberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Smash the berries while they heat, and cook until fairly thick, about 10 minutes.
Strain the blackberry mixture through a mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing out as much juice as possible. Refrigerate juice for at least 10 minutes.
For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker with 2 tablespoons of the blackberry juice, 2 tablespoons mint leaves, 2 ounces gin, 1 tablespoon lime juice and a handful of ice. Shake 5 or 6 times, or until the drink is ice cold.
Strain into a tall glass, top with 6 ounces of ginger ale, and stir gently. Once all of the drinks are made, top each with a big scoop (or two!) of ice cream. Makes 4 floats.