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In the spirit of this hot and humid Tennessee heat, I'm bringing you some snazzy ice cream floats! Awwww yeah! Part of me didn't even want to eat (drink?) these because they were so pretty. But of course I couldn't let them go to waste haha I've partnered up with IZZE to bring you three delicious recipes sure to please at any party! Speaking of party, who wants to have one? IZZE calls it "Friendsday Night" and I'm itching to make these for the masses! ;) So suit up, come over, and let's get our brain freeze on!
This Pomegranate Raspberry float is an instant crowd pleaser! There are very few people that this wouldn't appeal to, I'm sure of it! The flavor combination is just so classic and delicious. I decided to do my own take on it using raspberry sorbet and IZZE Pomegranate sparkling juice. I also added some whipped cream to the float, to give it that traditional creaminess. This combo is so simple! Just scoop, pour, and enjoy!
I debated on using lime sorbet for this recipe, but let me just say that the creamy vanilla bean ice cream mixed with the fresh lime juice and tart IZZE grapefruit is ON POINT! It's so darn good! I sliced up some grapefruit to toss in because who doesn't love a snack in their ice cream float?!
This one right here is the real MVP in my opinion! Blackberry and basil is where it's at! I muddled some basil leave and blackberries together to create a "syrup" that I then layered with the vanilla bean ice cream. The flavor combination is a little unexpected, but they work so incredibly well together!
Are you totally drooling yet? It's hard to choose a favorite honestly. But I have to admit the Blackberry Basil was pretty freakin' awesome. There's something so unexpected and exciting about basil in a cold treat. Linden's favorite was definitely the Pomegranate Raspberry though! He may or may not have ended up wearing most of it. And you can't beat how easy and effortless ice cream floats are. Just take your favorite flavor of IZZE Sparkling Juice and pour it on top of your glass of milky goodness. Instant cool down! There are so many flavors of IZZE available, the combinations are endless! The eight fruit flavors include: Clementine, Grapefruit, Apple, Pomegranate, Blackberry, Cherry Lime, Blueberry, and Peach. They're 70% fruit juice and a splash of sparkling water, so they're a great alternative to sugar-laden sodas. That makes it totally okay to put on top of ice cream, right?
What do you think? Any of these flavor combinations tickle your fancy? Or do you have any flavor mashup suggestions?! My only goal for this weekend is to make more of these and enjoy them in the pool! You're invited, too!