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Ginger Praline Coffee Float

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5 from 2 votes
An ice cream float with pralines, coffee, and the zing of ginger. Definitely dessert worthy!
Prep Time 5 minutes

Ginger Praline Coffee Float – An ice cream float with pralines, coffee, and the zing of ginger. Definitely dessert worthy!

This Ginger Praline Coffee Float, with its layers of praline ice cream, ginger snaps, and coffee, is a cold adult coffee treat of the very best kind. It has the smoothness of coffee along with caramelly sweet pralines, and the zing of ginger.

An ice cream float with pralines, coffee, and the zing of ginger. Definitely dessert worthy! https://www.lanascooking.com/ginger-praline-coffee-float

This is a treat that’s as great for sipping poolside as it is for serving after your next dinner party. This smooth, cool treat was inspired by the classic Italian affogato which is a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of amaretto or other liqueur.

On the day when I was creating this recipe, it was about 98 degrees. Ice cream was the only thing I wanted. Then suddenly affogato popped in my head and I started to think of a way to spin that recipe into something unique.

One of my favorite ice creams is a praline and cream flavor and ginger snaps are always a staple in my pantry, and that’s how this coffee float came to be. It’s as perfect for summer as my Mocha Eggnog Sundae is for the holiday season.

I like to serve this in a tall soda glass with a long dessert or iced tea spoon. It’s also lovely in a shallow dessert dish.

How to Make Ginger Praline Coffee Float

This such an easy recipe! all you need are three ingredients.

Strong, dark coffee in a measuring cup.

One cup of strong, lukewarm coffee. So easy to make with instant. No waiting for the coffee to brew!

Coffee and several gingersnaps.

A few gingersnaps. The generic store brand kind is fine.

Coffee with gingersnaps and pralines and cream ice cream.

And some pralines and cream ice cream. Several different ice cream brands have pralines and cream. Just get whichever you like or the one that fits your budget.

Ice cream and gingersnaps layered into a parfait glass.

Then all you do is place the ice cream in a tall glass. Crumble a few ginger snaps on top of the ice cream. Pour the coffee over the ice cream and ginger snaps.

Serve with a spoon or straw. Or both.

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Ginger Praline Coffee Float

An ice cream float with pralines, coffee, and the zing of ginger. Definitely dessert worthy!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

For each serving:

  • 2 scoops Pralines and Cream ice cream
  • 4 ginger snaps
  • ½ cup lukewarm strong coffee

Instructions

  • Place the ice cream in a tall glass.
  • Crumble the ginger snaps on top of the ice cream.
  • Pour the coffee over ice cream and ginger snaps.
  • Serve with a spoon or straw.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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7 Comments

  1. Oh my word. What a delicious looking treat. I would save this for dessert. The Folgers instant coffee is such a great idea!

    Miss P

    1. Coffee and ice cream just seem to be made for each other, don’t they, Brenda? The pralines in this one don’t hurt anything, either!

  2. Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious. Going to have to make one soon. (Bookmarked) Thanks so much for posting my German Iced Coffee extra recipe list!