Captain and Cherry Coke Float

Kara, Cliff and I have recently taken up bike riding. And so far I’ve only fallen off 1 time. Not bad! After a sweaty and grueling 25 mile bike ride (or 5-7 miles, but who’s counting?) uphill BOTH WAYS there is nothing better than a cold scoop of ice cream. Or is there?

Enter the ice cream float. It definitely beats an ordinary scoop of ice cream. Blah. Plus it’s a refreshing treat after a workout, even if it does cancel out the workout!  I have been wanting to make what I call an “adult float” for a long time. You know…a float…but with alcohol. It’s pretty much all I talked about for almost a month straight! I brainstormed for awhile, consulted a few friends and finally went for it. Mission accomplished!

I decided on a Captain and Cherry Coke Float mainly because I was certain it would be a great combination. Ice cream, Cherry Coke and Captain…what’s not to like?! Maybe not the most creative float out there, but a delicious one and that’s what matters! I basically made this up as I went along. 3 scoops of ice cream sounded good. And I figured a shot glass or 2 of Captain. I’m really glad I started with 1 shot glass because it was actually pretty strong. Good. But strong!

Because this float was such a tasty success I now want to try more! And as soon as possible. Probably after my next bike ride. Does anyone have any fun float suggestions?

Here's what you'll need

Start with 3 scoops or so of vanilla ice cream

And a shot of Captain

And then Cherry Coke. It's as easy as that!

We topped ours off with a maraschino cherry…the perfect touch!

It's as delicious as it looks, I could just dive in and drink the whole float!


Yield: 1 float

3 scoops vanilla ice cream (we used Edy’s)
1 shot glass full Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Cherry Coke
maraschino cherry, for a topper

Start by scooping 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a pint glass. Pour in one shot glass full of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. Finish it off with Cherry Coke and a maraschino Cherry on top. Serve immediately with a spoon or straw.

Source: A Live Love Pasta original