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.
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.
One cup of strong, lukewarm coffee. So easy to make with instant. No waiting for the coffee to brew!
A few gingersnaps. The generic store brand kind is fine.
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.
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
For each serving:
- 2 scoops Pralines and Cream ice cream
- 4 ginger snaps
- ½ cup lukewarm strong coffee
- 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.
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