I have something so special and delicious for you today! 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.
The day when I was trying to think of something special to make using my favorite instant coffee, 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 pralines 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.
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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.
For each serving:
- 2 scoops Pralines and Cream ice cream
- 3-4 ginger snaps
- 1/2 cup lukewarm, strong coffe
- 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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More coffee and ice cream recipes:
- Mocha Tartufo from Martha Stewart Living
- Vietnamese Iced Coffee Milkshake from A Cozy Kitchen
- Mocha Ice Cream Cake from Epicurious
- Brownie Bottom Ice Cream Cupcakes from Joy the Baker
- German Iced Coffee (Eiskaffee) from The Kitchen Maus