|Posted on August 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM|
A day dedicated to that soda shop staple, the root beer float? Oh, yes. And with good reason. Floats are creamy, sweet, foamy glassfuls of goodness.
Last weekend was Seafair in these parts and after watching the blue angels and eating grilled brats, I served up some Cream Soda Marshmallow Floats. They were sooooo yummy and the perfect dessert at the end of a hot day. I'm going to show you the grown up version, which uses Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow vodka. (Yes, I was a bit taken aback by that too, and no, I would never take straight shots of the stuff. But it's pretty good in a dessert drink.)
Vanilla ice cream
Cream Soda (You could use root beer, Coke, or even spicy ginger ale. Since I'm the only one in the family who likes root beer, I opted for milder cream soda.)
Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka (or you could try vanilla or whipped cream flavored vodka too)
1. Put a couple mini marshmallows on a bamboo skewer and turn a small stove top burner up to high. (When I was pregnant with my son I was crazy about toasted marshmallows. Since I couldn't have a campfire every night, I toasted them on my stove like this nearly every day for WEEKS.)
2. Place two to three scoops of ice cream in a pint glass. I think these drinks look pretty nifty in a guiness glass, but anything will do.
3. Pour in one ounce of vodka.
4. Pour on about a tablespoon of chocolate syrup.
5. Pour in cream soda down the side of the glass. Careful, you don't let the foam spill over!
6. Now, quickly toast up those mallows and turn off the burner.
5. Garnish your drink with mini marshmallows and serve immediately! (If your mallows are really warm they may start to slide down the skewer.) Warn your guests to stir these a bit too or they'll taste pretty strong at the end.