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Not Your Kid’s Ice Cream Floats

When I was a kid there was 1 pizza place in town.  It was called Angie’s pizza.  I thought it was such a treat when my parents took me there for dinner!  And every time we ate there, I finished up with a root beer float, or a creamsicle, or a purple cow.  Now, I can’t remember the last time I had one of those drinks.  Oh, to be a kid again.  And to eat pizza and slurp up an ice cream laced soda.  Sometimes it’s fun to pretend to be a kid again!  Especially when you can put an adult twist on it.  Am I right?  The best part about pretending to be a kid is eating like one.  But the calories (sigh!).  If the calories didn’t count, wouldn’t in be so much better?  Well, I think that if there is alcohol involved, the calories never count. So let’s eat like kids again!  These are not your kid’s ice cream floats!

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Have you tried that drink Not Your Father’s Root Beer?  It tastes exactly like root beer!  And that got me thinking….. I don’t really like root beer but I do love root beer floats!  Then I saw a commercial for hard soda, orange soda to be exact.  And I thought of a creamsicle.  (I think I’m ready for summer!)  I started reminiscing about my childhood trips to the local pizza place and that got me thinking…. How brilliant would it be to use these adult beverages in a dessert?!  Lightbulb!

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I immediately grabbed the vanilla ice cream, purchased a 6 pack of each of these drinks and got to work.  They truly came out just the way I had imagined.  Smooth, creamy, and delicious- with a kick.  I put 2 scoops of ice cream at the bottom of a cold mug, filled it up with the alcoholic root beer or the hard orange soda, plopped another scoop of ice cream on top and that was it.  A sweet treat with an adult twist.  I am totally serving these at my next backyard BBQ!  Burgers, dogs and adult ice cream floats!  I may even make the kid friendly kind too!

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Now I just need a hard grape soda so I can make a purple cow – those are seriously my absolute fave!  Cheers!

 

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