Fruity Boozy Ice Cream Floats

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


  • strawberry infused vodka (recipe below)
  • orange creamsicle ice cream (recipe below)
  • tonic or soda water
  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


  • 2 cups of strawberries, quartered
  • 375 ml vodka


  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


  • 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


  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.

17 thoughts on “Fruity Boozy Ice Cream Floats”

  1. 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!

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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?


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