Thursday 12 June 2014

Coffee Ice Cream Floats

I'm not sure how this idea came about, I'm sure the majority of you have had an ice cream float, I on the other hand have not. I remember when I was in year 5 or 6 it was a friends birthday so we went to the galleria, I want to say we saw a movie? but I'm not entirely sure if we did or didn't and if we did I would not even have the first clue as to what it was. Anyway, before or after the potential movie viewing, we went to a restaurant, I want to say it was Frankie & Benny's but again not entirely sure, although this is besides the point. Basically my 10/11 year old self sitting in this restaurant with my friends and someone orders a coke float and in my head I'm thinking what the bloomin' heck is that, the drink arrives, it's placed on the table and I'm staring at it like .....dessert and a drink? Slightly baffled, a little confused and I'm sure probably entirely enthralled by the idea, but obviously not enough to ever try one. I'm not a big coke drinker, well, I'm not a big frizzy drinks drinker period, however I have now officially tried a root beer float and I'll be honest; I much prefer my root beer plain and my ice cream on the side in a bowl with chocolate sauce and brownie bits.

Side note: you are not crazy these drinks do look completely different colours. I made these while a friend was over so mine is made with almond milk and the other was made with cows milk and after my photographing was finished we drank them in the garden in the sun. and if you've ever made iced coffee with almond milk you will probably know it separates pretty quickly, luckily it's not that visible here.

1 shot of coffee/ 1 tsp of instant coffee made up with a small amount of water
3 tsp condensed milk
A little under a glass of milk
A few ice cubes
1 scoop of ice cream

Pour a shot of coffee or instant coffee made up with a small amount of water in a glass.
Add the condensed milk to the coffee and mix until dissolved.
Add ice cubes to coffee and stir until the coffee has cooled.
Fill the glass almost to the top with milk, mix, then add 1 scoop of ice cream.

Serve immediately

I used vanilla but you could use mint choc chip, chocolate or any type of ice cream.

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