Last Updated on June 12, 2023 by Leah Hall
A Pumpkin Ice Cream Float is a great fall treat. This boozy treat is easy to make and even easier to eat with bourbon and hard cider, so make sure to head to the store and get some pumpkin ice cream!
Nothing comes together as quickly and easily as an ice cream float does! And a boozy pumpkin ice cream float is the perfect dessert and drink for fall. October is the perfect time to find hard cider for this cocktail. We have been celebrating pumpkin season with this pumpkin ice cream float recipe!
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This is a fast and easy dessert cocktail that only takes a few minutes to make and is even impressive enough to serve to guests, especially at a Halloween party!
This Pumpkin Ice Cream Float is perfect for fall when it is still warm enough outside to enjoy ice cream, but you know fall is in the air!
Pumpkin Ice Cream Float
This dessert cocktail is creamy, rich and has the great fall pumpkin flavor for the pumpkin obsessed of you! We added bourbon to this float to give it a bit of punch, but also more fall flavor. The bourbon also cuts back the sweetness a little.
Between the creamy melting pumpkin ice cream, the crisp, bubbly hard cider, bite of the bourbon and dash of chocolate bitters, this is the perfect fall treat!
Making the Boozy Float
First you add a few scoops to a glass, (we used a rocks glass, but stemless wine glasses work too) we didn’t measure the ice cream, and I am sure you won’t either! The softer the ice cream is makes it easier to scoop, but it also melts a lot quicker. So we used it right out of the freezer, even though it was a little hard, but we didn’t want it to melt too fast.
Pour in the bourbon and dashes of chocolate bitters. Then, top with the hard apple cider. Feel free to play around with the amounts of ingredients, it needs to serve your flavor profile!
We have made floats before, a Blueberry Mint Sorbet Wine Float, but not like this great Pumpkin Ice Cream Float. This one is on a whole new level! This float is a refreshing cocktail when you want that fall pumpkin flavor without jumping right into warm winter drinks.
All you hard cider and pumpkin lovers go ahead and give this a try!
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A Pumpkin ice cream float is easy to make! Just 4 ingredients and made a great float with hard apple cider!
- 2 scoops pumpkin ice cream
- 1.50 ounces bourbon
- 3 drops chocolate bitters
- Hard Apple Cider
- Scoop out ice cream into a glass.
- Pour bourbon over ice cream, and add bitters.
- Top with hard apple cider.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 688Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 71.1gSugar: 68.1gProtein: 2g
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