Orange Dream Ice Cream Float for Grown-ups


Tami Noyes ~ As a kid, I lived on orange juice floats every summer. Now as an adult, the vodka gives an edge to this refreshing ice cream float. We keep our vodka in the freezer so the ice cream melts a little slower when it hits the alcohol. To make these for a crowd, make the ice cream scoops ahead of time. Freeze the scoops on a parchment lined sheet for quicker preparation.

Editor’s Note: There are many, many vegan ice cream brands on the market (aside from homemade!) to keep this ice cream float recipe dairy-free. But choose wisely if you have other dietary needs. Seek out rice-based, hemp-based, or coconut-based vegan ice creams if you need a float that is soy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, etc. Keep in mind that some dairy-free ice creams may sneak a little gluten in, though most are gluten-free. In other words, read the labels carefully!

Orange Vegan Ice Cream Float for Adults

Orange Dream Ice Cream Float for Grown-ups
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Serves: 1 dreamy serving
  • 3 Tablespoons Vodka
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Large Scoop Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
  1. In a glass, combine the vodka and orange juice.
  2. Stir to mix, then add the ice cream.
  3. Serve with a straw and a spoon.

About Author

Tamasin (Tami) Noyes is the author of American Vegan Kitchen, a cookbook that covers everything from diner comfort foods to modern bistro fare, with a solid focus on flavor. She also co-authored Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!: Revolutionary New Takes on Everyone's Favorite Anytime Meal, and has a vegan grilling cookbook in the pipeline. For even more of her recipes, visit Tami at her blog Vegan Appetite.

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