Bubble Gum Vodka Ice Cream Float

in Desserts, Drinks

Remember bubble gum ice cream? You know, vanilla ice cream that has bits of bubble gum scattered inside it? Chances are that you have a distinct memory of either loving or hating this as a kid. As I asked people about it in preparation for this recipe, I found that everyone had an incredibly strong opinion to offer. Me? I LOVED it.

The trick to eating ice cream that had bubble gum in it was trying to manage the gum as you ate. As every kid knows, if you swallow a piece of gum it will stay inside you for 100 years, so it’s best if you avoid having this happen. Therefore, as you ate the ice cream you had to save the bits of gum in your mouth. This gets a little tricky toward the end when you have a big wad of gum on one side of your mouth and you’re trying to get the last bites of ice cream through the other.

As amusing as this may be, when you reach adulthood the idea of eating ice cream with a wad of gum in your mouth loses its appeal. However, this lovely float recipe has just solved that problem. And it added vodka, which makes everything better. Adrianna and I were determined to create an ice cream float that replicated the flavor of bubble gum ice cream, and when both of us are working on something we do not fail. Ever. This is our masterpiece, and I hope you enjoy!


** Please note parents – this is NOT a kid friendly beverage!**

Bubble Gum Vodka Ice Cream Float

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2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 oz bubble gum vodka
1 cup cream soda

Scoop the ice cream into a glass, and pour the vodka and cream soda over top. Stir gently with a spoon, and enjoy!

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DessertForTwo June 23, 2010 at 6:34 am

Do you guys read the Vanilla Garlic site? He did an ice cream recipe infused with kids’ sugary cereal. It’s along the same lines as your creation here. Thought y’all might be into that too. He said it tastes like the sugary mixture left at the bottom of the bowl after you eat your cereal. Mmmm!

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Ali @ Three Baking Sheets June 23, 2010 at 7:05 am

I’m a total sucker for nostalgic sweets, especially when given a 21-and-over spin.

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Sarah June 23, 2010 at 7:47 am

OH YAY! Bubble gum ice cream is still my favorite to this day. My husband thinks I’m crazy because the wad of gum is sort of gross. I need this float! I love being an adult!

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Caroline June 23, 2010 at 8:40 am

DFT – I’ve never heard of Vanilla Garlic, but I’ll definitely check it out! I could definitely go for some Reese’s puffs ice cream :)

Sarah – hats off to you for still eating bubble gum ice cream!

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Kirstin June 23, 2010 at 8:47 am

You guys are on a total pink-foods streak and I love it!

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millys mini kitchen June 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

YUM!! Totally a lovely summer drink!

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Kitchen Butterfly June 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Bubblegum ice cream…..I didn’t grow up on that so this is a bit of a revelation!!!!!!!!! Looks pink and lovely

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Nicole June 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Oh boy, this flashed me back to the ice cream truck that came to our neighborhood. There was always some sort of character ice cream pop with bubble gum eyes.

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Katrina June 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I have always loved bubblegum ice cream! I tried your bubblegum vodka recipe a few days ago, and know I’ll love this. Yum!

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Laurel June 24, 2010 at 6:25 am

I am frightened… and yet, intrigued. I was definitely a bubble-gum-ice-cream-eater (what about the part where you try not to break all your teeth on frozen gum?). I think I’ll try the bubble-gum vodka and lemonade drink first and move on from there.

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Steph June 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

I use to love bubblegum ice cream! I am sure I would live your vodka version even better!

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Friday Delights June 24, 2010 at 8:10 am

This looks awesome!!! The pink is so pretty & the Bubblegum vodka, well that’s a great combination with the ice-cream!!!!

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Taylor June 24, 2010 at 8:29 am

wow this look so unique and so pretty too! YUM

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Caroline June 24, 2010 at 8:54 am

Laurel – Baby steps. I like it.

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Cheryl June 24, 2010 at 11:33 am

You are hilarious! I have never heard of bubble gum ice cream, but I bet it was good!

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tracey June 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm

This is a fun idea, although I am not so much a fan of bubble gum ice cream which is a shame! !!!

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Lynzy June 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

the ultimate summer drink! reminds me of when I was little :)

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Sherry June 26, 2010 at 8:57 am

Hmm.. as I am only 17, this would not be a possibility for me. But it still looks seriously awesome!

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Jenny July 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm

OMG! I have a bottle of that vodka at home and now I know EXACTLY what I’m doing this weekend. Brilliant!

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Kimm Geria July 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I tried that vodka for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it. Was trying to figure out a jello shot recipe to use with it and I even like the idea of the shake bettter mmmm.

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