Love is in the air! Whether you love Valentine's Day or love to hate Valentine's Day, I have a sweet fix: Ginger Beer Gelato Floats! They are super easy to make and look absolutely adorable - perfect to make for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day!
Ginger Beer Gelato Floats also bring a fun, whimsical touch to any event, whether you're having a Galentine's Day party, Anti-Valentine's Day party or a party for your youngsters - kids love these sweet treats - you may just want to substitute ginger ale for the ginger beer.
Since there are only a couple ingredients in this recipe, the ingredients are important! For the ginger beer, I'm using my all-time favorite made by Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, it's so natural and fresh. They also come in delicious ginger ale flavors like Blood Orange, Pomegranate and Passion Fruit. I've made this recipe with Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and it's equally fabulous - it's just comes down to your own personal preference. For the gelato, another favorite, I'm using Tahitian Vanilla Bean by Talenti Gelato. I love the combination of vanilla and ginger, so I wanted to keep it simple and delicious. I love this recipe so much, because you can really get creative and experiment with so many different flavor combinations! Talenti Gelato also comes in yummy flavors like: Raspberry Cheesecake Gelato, Caribbean Coconut and Alphonso Mango - so the possibilities really are endless!
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
4 (12 ounces) bottles of ginger beer
handful of crushed conversation hearts
2 cookies crumbled
4 mason jars
1.First crumble a few store bought cookies onto a small plate. Here, I used raspberry shortbread cookies from Whole Foods, which were great because they had a pink tint.
2.Rub a thin slice of a banana around the rim of your glass - this will help the cookie crumbs stick. Next, dip the rim of your glass into the cookie crumb mixture.
3. Add two scoops of gelato to the mason jars.
4. Pour the ginger beer or ginger ale on top of the gelato.
5. Sprinkle with the crushed conversation hearts, add a festive straw and serve!
Happy Valentine's Day!