Do you remember the first time you had a Coke float? Soda and ice cream together in one bubbly, creamy, foamy drink. Always a special treat for me, I loved drinking them as a kid. Now that I’m an adult, I’ve discovered two ways to elevate your regular ol’ Coke float.
The first is with ice cream. Homemade ice cream is the ticket, you guys. Making ice cream in the summer is such a lovely indulgence. You can make just about any flavor imaginable. (That reminds me of this post on A Beautiful Mess this week about the folks at OddFellows Ice Cream Co. who make every flavor from earl grey to pretzel to skirt steak. I know, right?!)
The second is with alcohol. Pour any two-ingredient cocktail with Coca-Cola over a scoop of ice cream and you’ve got yourself a glorious little adult treat. Maybe a rum and Coke, a Jack and Coke, a vodka and Coke — pick your poison.
Now this version, a Kahlua Coke Float, combines both methods for next-level Coke floats, plus a little coffee for an extra kick. Homemade coffee ice cream, silky smooth Kahlua and coffee come together beautifully in this soda shop upgrade. You could also skip the Coke and toss everything in a blender for a boozy coffee milkshake. Pop in a brightly colored straw and it’ll feel just like you’re on the set of Grease. (Hopefully, anyway.) Enjoy your weekend! // susannah
Click below to learn how to make this Kahlua Coke Float!
- 1 to 2 scoops coffee ice cream
- 2 ounces coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua
- 4 to 6 ounces coffee, cold
- splash Coca-Cola
- Scoop ice cream into a tall glass, such as a highball or pint glass. Top with Kahlua and coffee.
- Slowly, pour in Coca-Cola until it forms a fizzy, foamy head on the float that reaches the top of the glass.
- Serve immediately, with a straw.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 801 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 172mg Sodium: 138mg Carbohydrates: 77g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 74g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g