Sunday, May 24, 2015
Give me a shake, cone, a scoop in a cup, banana split, sundae, or perhaps even a float. I'm not picky, as long as it's sweet and cold I'm sold.
While I enjoy all things involving ice cream, lets focus on the float. A float. It's simple, requires only 2 ingredients and comes together in mere seconds. And once that cream starts melting in the fizzy stuff, well it's so incredibly satisfying.
I can't even begin to tell you just how many floats I've enjoyed over my lifetime. But I can tell you, I've definitely had my fair share. One icy, creamy concoction that I've never tried is a blended float.
Initially I didn't think it was possible to top the classic float, but I've been proven wrong. In a big, big way. Blended root beer float was one of the many amazing recipes I came across on The Burnt Apple, my assignment for this months Secret Recipe Club.
The Burnt Apple is an amazing blog that not only has healthier twists on the classics. It chronicles kitchen adventures, and misadventures, of a mom of 3 and wife to a husband with diabetes. She started out as a newly wed who couldn't cook and is now a busy wife and mom who also teaches cooking classes. Her blog is packed full of delicious recipes that can be fixed on a budget!
Blended floats are just that. A combination of ice cream and a fizzy drink that's plopped in the blender, blended for a few seconds to combine them and then poured in a tall, ice cold glass. It's the perfect combination of fizzy beverage and creamy ice cream in each sip. It's amazing.
It was a hit with both my boys. Sucked down in about 90 seconds to be honest. They loved it and asked for another and sucked it down just as quickly. I added just a splash of root beer just have the carbonation dancing off the top to tickle their noses at the first sip, but that step is totally optional!
Blended Root Beer Float
1 Cup vanilla ice cream, homemade or store bought (I used Bryer's extra creamy vanilla), plus an additional scoop for serving, optional
1/2 Cupchilled root beer
Whipped cream, optional
Place ice cream and root beer in the blender and blend for 15-30 seconds. Pour in a cup, add an additional scoop of ice cream and another touch of root beer for some fizz, optional. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
Recipe source: The Burnt Apple