Easy, freezy, and a little bit boozy, these refreshing spins on nostalgic favorites are perfect for warmer weather.

By Chris Hughes and Mary Tomlinson
April 10, 2018
Photo: Stephen DeVries; Prop Styling: Rachael Burrow; Food Styling: Erin Merhar

Affogato Float (left)

Italy’s famous pick-me-up dessert (it literally translates to “drowned” ice cream) scores the fizzy treatment with a generous pour-over of sparkling cold brew coffee.
Get the Recipe: Affogato Float

Creamsicle Float (center)

Some sweets never go out of style. Give that ice cream truck standard a sophisticate’s touch with Pierre Ferrand’s Dry Curaçao orange liqueur and a splash of vodka—think of it as a boozy walk down memory lane.
Get the Recipe: Creamsicle Float

Related: How to Make Frosé (A.K.A. Frozen Rosé)

Peaches & Cream Float (right)

Dessert’s most heavenly combo shines even in float form. Opt for white over dark rum to keep that lovely pale orange hue and still add a punch among the spicy ginger ale.
Get the Recipe: Peaches & Cream Float

*Kids and non-drinkers will love these floats, too; simply omit the liquor and liqueur pour-overs for equally delicious nonalcoholic versions.