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
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!