Fruity Boozy Ice Cream Floats

by Megan on July 31, 2011

If you want to impress your dog bake him these treats. If you want to impress your bread, make this jam. If you want to impress your sisters, make strawberry infused vodka and orange creamsicle ice cream floats.

My sisters aren’t my neighbors. One lives in Illinois, the other lives in Minnesota. So when I knew these two lovely ladies were going to stay with me this weekend, I knew I needed to get girly with it.

And my upper flat is a toasty one. This drink was our air conditioner.

This, and some large-marge fans.

Basically, if you want to get together with your sisters or favorite ladies, you should make this. Both the vodka and ice cream are simple! And together they make the most fun summer drink of all.

Fruity Boozy Ice Cream Floats {makes 5-8 drinks}
Recipe from boozy summer-time dreams

Ingredients:

  • strawberry infused vodka (recipe below)
  • orange creamsicle ice cream (recipe below)
  • tonic or soda water
Directions:
  1. Scoop ice cream into glasses. Meanwhile mix the strawberry vodka with tonic in a 2-cup measuring cup. Mix it as weak or as strong as you like. Pour over the ice cream. Drink with a stripe-y straw.
Strawberry infused vodka is a summer miracle.

Strawberry Infused Vodka
Recipe adapted from Shutterbean

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of strawberries, quartered
  • 375 ml vodka

Directions:

  1. Place the strawberries in large jar and pour vodka over them. Put a lid on the jar and place in a cool dark place. Leave it it in there for 3 days, agitating the jar a few times a day.
  2. Pour vodka through a fine mesh strainer (to catch the berries) then through a coffee filter or cheese cloth. Store in the fridge until time to serve.

Creamsicle? More like dreamsicle.

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
Recipe from The Perfect Scoop

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • grated zest of 3 oranges
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (from 4-5 large oranges)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 t Grand Marnier or another orange liquor

Directions:

  1. Place the sugar and zest in a blender until the zest is very fine, or until your blender gets mad that you’re trying to blend stuff without liquid. Add the orange juice, sour cream, half and half, and Grand Marnier and blend until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.

This is the bottom of boozy-Susan’s drink.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura July 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Probably the tastiest thing I’ve ever had. In my life. And sister time is the best.

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Megan (megabite) July 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Oh, gurl, it was so fun having you here! I miss you already!

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cindy July 31, 2011 at 8:29 pm

stripey straws are totally a requirement. those glasses are radness! that drink is the prettiest color, good way to get girly with it! your sister time was probably the best ever!

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Megan (megabite) July 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Thanks Cindy! We should paint our nails to match this drink. Want to?

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cindy July 31, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I totally do.

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Sally August 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I will dream about this a/c in a glass…it was SO yummy! And I’m so excited that I got to have so much food bloggy goodness this weekend!!! Bliss with my sis…love it! :)

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Megan (megabite) August 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

It was so fun! I wish you could come chill more often! <3

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Sally August 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Me too!!!

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Rebecca August 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

I keep reading this as Fruizy Boozy and it makes me giggle.

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Megan (megabite) August 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Ha Yes! Or it could be Boozy Floozy, for the inner boozy susan in all of us.

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Sian August 3, 2011 at 4:41 am

These look super delicious.
You know what else is delicious, your photographs. Just had a look at your first entry (found you about then from a link on Joy the Baker) and it is incredible the difference in your photo style.

I think it is time for a new header though, to go with that delicious pink counter top the grey (we spell it like that in the UK) so isn’t cute enough any more :)

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Megan (megabite) August 3, 2011 at 7:29 am

Thanks Sian! You are so sweet!

And you’re so right about the new header! Pink is the new grey.

I just really want to redesign my whole blog, but there’s no reason the header should suffer until then, right?

xo

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mum August 3, 2011 at 10:04 am

I need more paper striped straws..to make MY beverages taste more festive!! You are amazing daughter!

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