These raspberry ginger beer ice cream floats put a fun spin on a childhood favorite!
Hey, David. Ideally I’d like to have three ice cream floats for these photographs, but what on earth am I going to do with the third??? Even the first two are heavy on the ice cream.
Um, is this a trick question? I’ll eat two. #facepalm.
You need only three things to take a fast trip to your childhood and back to happy reality: ginger beer. vanilla bean ice cream. and homemade raspberry syrup.
But the real question is . . . are you a single scoop of ice cream and lots of soda person??? Or are you a three hefty scoops of ice cream and a dash of soda uh-thank-you-very-much person? (the latter. definitely the latter.)
David, sorry. Can you please come do a pour shot for me?
Sure. I can pour. Just say when.
Okay, but can you make sure to pour slowly. And make sure the syrup hits the front-side of the ice cream — like on the camera side. Oh, and pour from behind instead of from the side. Oh, and mayb–. . . . hey, where are you going?
The homemade raspberry syrup is made with no more than raspberries, water, and honey, so it’s practically healthy. 😉 But it’s just the right amount of sweetness and raspberry-ness to flavor the ginger beer and make it a little “extra.”
What is the difference between an ice cream soda and a float?
A float is usually ice cream and soda (aka pop aka soft drink aka cola), whereas an ice cream soda is usually ice cream, flavored syrup, and soda water. So if we’re getting technical, this is somewhere in between a raspberry ice cream soda and a ginger beer float. Hence, the abnormally long title of raspberry ginger beer ice cream floats. 😉
Can I substitute and make a ginger ale float instead of a ginger beer float?
You can absolutely substitute ginger ale for ginger beer. If I’m being honest, you can substitute anything for this ginger beer, including Sprite, 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, or seltzer water and it will all be delicious. (Many sodas were harmed in the testing of this recipe.)