October 13, 2023Review Recipe
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That classic orange, creamy flavor you remember so well from childhood can now be enjoyed with a grown-up twist in our boozy creamsicle float. Smooth and silky vanilla ice cream is combined with vodka and your favorite orange-flavored liqueur and then topped off with a fizzy orange soda for the ideal indulgent summer treat.
Boozy Creamsicle Float Ingredients
The boozy creamsicle float is a delightful blend of creamy, citrusy, and boozy flavors.
It combines ice cream with a touch of vanilla extract, a kick of vodka, and the sophistication of Triple Sec or Grand Marnier.
Topped off with bubbly orange soda, it’s an adult twist on the classic creamsicle
- 2 to 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream (about 1 cup or enough to fill the glass to your liking)
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 ounce of vodka
- 1 ounce of Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
- 4 to 6 ounces of orange soda
Substitutions And Additions
ALCOHOL: You can adjust the amount of liquor. We like boozy neutral vodka (you could also use vanilla vodka) and the orange hints of triple sec or Grand Marnier.
The Grand Marnier will be a bit stronger. You can just double the vodka if you don’t want to use orange liqueur.
VANILLA: The vanilla extract is also optional, but it boosts that classic creamsicle flavor.
VANILLA ICE CREAM: If you’re looking to switch up the ice cream flavor, feel free to experiment with your favorite varieties like chocolate, caramel swirl, or even a dairy-free option for those with dietary restrictions.
Just keep in mind that your choice will influence the overall taste of your float, so pick a flavor that complements your preferred spirits and soda.
ORANGE SODA: While orange soda is the classic choice, you can switch it up with sparkling water or a citrus-flavored soda for a lighter, less sweet option.
If you prefer a homemade touch, freshly squeezed orange juice with a splash of club soda can provide a refreshing twist.
How To Make This Boozy Creamsicle Float Recipe
This cocktail will take just minutes to mix up in a glass. Here’s how to make it:
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
This is a perfect cocktail to share with friends. Double, triple, or quadruple the measurements based on how many people you are serving.
STEP ONE: Fill a tall glass with vanilla ice cream.
You can add any amount of ice cream, but the float looks great with at least a couple of scoops of ice cream in there.
STEP TWO: Add vanilla extract, vodka, and Triple Sec over the ice cream.
STEP THREE: Carefully pour the orange soda over the ice cream to fill the glass.
The orange soda fizzes quite a bit when poured over the ice cream, so pour slowly and refill once the bubbles die down a bit.
How To Serve This Boozy Orange Creamsicle Float
Serve this boozy float immediately with a straw and/or long spoon. Garnish the glass with orange slices, and you have the perfect summer treat.
Make this treat extra decadent with a scoop of whipped cream on top.
Our fruit salsa with cinnamon chips is a great sweet treat to serve at a party too.
IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER: This orange creamsicle cocktail should be enjoyed immediately and will not store well.
Why We Love This Recipe
NOSTALGIC INDULGENCE: This recipe taps into the cherished childhood memories of enjoying a creamsicle but with a grown-up twist.
REFRESHING AND FUN: The combination of creamy ice cream and fizzy soda creates a refreshing and effervescent drink that’s perfect for warm days or as a unique party treat.
Our boozy creamsicle float tastes just like the classic popsicle. The combination of orange soda and creamy vanilla ice cream will remind your taste buds of summers past when the ice cream truck came calling. Add vodka and orange-flavored liqueur, and this delicious cocktail will be a big hit with all the grown-ups when the weather is hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
This sweet drink should be made when you are ready to serve it as it won’t keep in the fridge or freezer at all.
You can tailor this orange creamsicle alcoholic drink to your personal preferences. If you don’t want to use vodka, you can replace it with rum or another type of alcohol.
This recipe could also be made with cream soda, or you could change it up and use a completely different flavor if you’d like. Grape soda would be a fun substitution as well.
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Boozy Creamsicle Float
- 2 to 3 scoops vanilla ice cream, about 1 cup or enough to fill the glass to your liking
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce Triple Sec, or Grand Marnier
- 4 to 6 ounces orange soda
- Fill a tall glass with vanilla ice cream.
- Add vanilla extract, vodka, and Triple Sec over the ice cream.
- Carefully pour orange soda over the ice cream to fill the glass.
- You can add any amount of ice cream, but the float looks great with at least a couple of scoops of ice cream in there.
- The orange soda fizzes quite a bit when poured over the ice cream, so pour slowly and refill once the bubbles die down a bit.