Boozy Root Beer Floats

Boozy Root Beer Floats

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cuisinart. The Newlywed Chefs received The Fruit Scoop Frozen Dessert Maker as compensation. As always, all opinions are our own.

I’m looking forward to the 4th of July a little more than usual this year. I don’t know if that’s partly because I’ve been listening obsessively to Hamilton or what, but July is almost here and it’s time to party, America! July is knocking on our doorstep and the temperatures are sure to soar. One way we’ll beat the heat this year is by making frozen concoctions with the Cuisinart Fruit Scoop Frozen Dessert Maker.

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The Fruit Scoop looks like an ice cream maker, but it also comes with an additional fruit paddle that crushes and freezes fresh pieces of fruit. You only need a few simple ingredients to make delicious frozen treats that are perfect for the summer. We splurged on calories and decided to make boozy milkshakes and boozy root beer floats. Both were super simple to make and start with the same boozy ice cream recipe. First, whisk milk, sugar, cream, salt, and vanilla together.

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Next, fit the ice cream paddle according to the instructions and turn the Fruit Scoop on. While the machine is running, add the cream mixture.

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After churning for about 20 minutes, the mixture will thicken and look like soft serve. Beautiful!

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Then, add the Bailey’s Irish Cream. Yep, pour it on in. Go for it.

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Churn for another 10 minutes. Now here is where you need to make a decision: milkshake or root beer float? If you go the milkshake route, it’s ready to serve! Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

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They are creamy, smooth, boozy, and delicious.

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Hey, it’s a holiday right? We went ahead and made root beer floats as well. To make them, simply transfer the soft ice cream to an airtight container and freeze overnight. The ice cream will harden and will be ready for root beer floats the next day. (Shout out to Fitz’s root beer- the best!)

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To make a root beer float, pour one root beer in a glass and top with one or two scoops of the boozy ice cream!

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I sort of forgot that when you plop the ice cream in, it fizzes everywhere and might overflow. You’ve been warned. We also need to try making boozy beer floats, but we’ll save that for another holiday. No matter if you’re craving boozy milkshakes, boozy root beer floats, sorbet, slushies, or smoothies, the Cuisinart Fruit Scoop Frozen Dessert Maker is the perfect appliance for the job. Happy 4th, everyone!

Boozy Milkshakes

Prep Time: 5 min. Freeze Time: 20 min.

Makes two large 16-oz. milkshakes

Recipe adapted from Cuisinart

Ingredients:

3/4 cups whole milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream

Preparation:

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, cream, vanilla, and salt until sugar and salt dissolves. Follow the Fruit Scoop instruction manual to set up machine. Fit machine with the ice cream paddle. While machine is running, pour in the cream mixture and churn for 20 minutes. Add in the Bailey’s. Allow machine to churn for another 10 minutes. Pour into glasses and serve with whipped cream.

Boozy Root Beer Floats

Prep Time: 5 min. Freeze Time: Overnight

Makes four 12-oz. root beer floats

Recipe adapted from Cuisinart

Ingredients:

4 12-oz. root beers

3/4 cups whole milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream

Preparation:

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, cream, vanilla, and salt until sugar and salt dissolves. Follow the Fruit Scoop instruction manual to set up machine. Fit machine with the ice cream paddle. While machine is running, pour in the cream mixture and churn for 20 minutes. Add in the Bailey’s. Allow machine to churn for another 10 minutes.

Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and freeze overnight. To prepare one root beer float, pour one root beer in a glass and top with 1-2 scoops of the boozy ice cream. Repeat with other root beers and serve.

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