this intro was supposed to be at the beginning of every series post. i forgot until now, awesome. ;)
What is it about ice cream that makes us all feel like little kids? What is it about the ice cream truck...that when we hear the high pitched tune of "do your ears hang low?" that we instantly go to the window or run outside to take a peek? What is it about summer time that makes us crave those sweet & cold treats? Maybe it's nostalgia, maybe it's the heat. All I know is:
I LOVE ICE CREAM!
I know I'm not alone here, so when I was thinking about last summer's ((summer of pie)) series, I thought it would be SUPER fun to do something similar. This year? It's all about ice cream and any type of ice cold summertime treat. I've got a ((literally)) SWEEEEEET line-up of refreshing yummies that will make you feel like a kid again. Ice cream recipes, floats & malts, popsicles, smoothies, "adult" freeze-pops, ((hello, rum. you make a great addition to coconut popsicles. oh and hi kahlua! you and your friend bailey's are quite a tasty trio with chocolate chips in my ice cream.)) ice cream sandwiches and anything I could think of that makes me scream for ice cream ;)
There is a quaint little soda shop in Lake City, Colorado ((the san juan soda company)) that serves the BEST old school floats. This weekend I tried to recreate their Root Beer float in blended form. Next time, I'll definitely try Dr. Pepper. mmmmm!
It's super simple and is SO tasty.
4-5 scoops of vanilla ice cream. The better quality your ice cream, the better this will taste. Vanilla Bean or Blue Bell's Homemade Vanilla can do no wrong in my book.
1/2 to 3/4 cup of Root Beer. Again, the better quality the better. I used good ol' Henry.
1 teapsoon of vanilla extract
1. Blend ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
2. Add more ice cream or root beer until it is the consistency of a milk shake.
2. I topped mine with another scoop of ice cream for a special touch ;)
4. Add a pretty straw and DRINK IT UPPPPP.