With this Gin and Tonic Float you can turn the classic cocktail into a decadent dessert! It’s creamy, fizzy and full of botanical flavours.
Gin and Tonic Float
Make your G&T into something special. Just add a big scoop of your favourite vanilla ice cream and suddenly you have a gin and tonic float! I love that it’s a childlike treat that’s strictly for grown ups!
Ice cream floats were common when I was growing up in Canada. Just a bit of ice cream carefully spooned into a glass of fizzy drink and suddenly you had a decadent dessert. I haven’t had one in many many years, so here I’ve recreated it – adult style by making one with a cocktail!
Once the creamy ice cream hits the sparkling tonic water it foams up and melts into the drink a bit, making it sweet and creamy. The top turns into a lovely fizzy foam with flavours from the fragrant gin and zingy lime juice.
I love using gin in dessert recipes. My cucumber and lemon cake is topped with a gorgeous gin icing which brings lovely botanical flavours from the gin to the cake. I can’t wait to try it in other boozy bakes and perhaps in Good Housekeeping’s gin and tonic cheesecake.
Gin and Tonic Ice Cream Float Recipe
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- 3 oz gin
- 4 oz tonic water
- juice of ½ a lime
- scoop of vanilla ice cream
- to serve: slice of lime
- Add the gin, tonic and lime juice to a tall glass, but don't fill to the top. Add a scoop of ice cream and serve. Once the ice cream is in it will fizz up and create a decadent creamy foam. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy (responsibly 🙂 )
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Lots of other bloggers have made creative gin recipes, like Foodie Quine’s gooseberry and gin jam or her rhubarb gin recipe, she’s super creative and even makes Irn Bru pulled pork! I also love making cucumber cake with gin icing!