5 Retro-Inspired Floats and Milkshakes To Make At Home

Now THESE are throwbacks.

Classic Root Beer Float

Ingredients: 

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Root beer of choice
  • Vanilla frosting, retro candies (optional, for garnish)

Directions:

  1. In a glass add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  2. Then fill to the top with a root beer of your choice.

Optional: Rim glass with vanilla frosting and add retro candies and gummies to embellish!

“The Randy” Root-less Beer Float

Ingredients:

  • Beer of choice
  • 2 scoops vanilla/chocolate ice cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

  1. Swirl chocolate syrup inside the glass to start
  2. Add 2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream
  3. Add Guinness beer until full
  4. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup

“The Lisa” Triple Chocolate Cake Shake 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate ice cream
  • Small slice of chocolate cake
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Whipped cream, cake crumble or smarties (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Pour 1/2 cup of milk and 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream into a blender.
  2. Add a small slice of pre-made chocolate cake. Then add a second 1/2 cup of milk and blend together.
  3. Rim the glass with chocolate cake frosting rolled in chocolate cake crumble
  4. Pour milkshake into glass and top with whipped cream, more cake crumble and candy or your choice!

“The Julia” Strawberries & Cream Cheese Shake 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 scoops strawberry ice cream
  • 2 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 4 sliced fresh strawberries
  • Cheese cake frosting
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • strawberry sauce

Directions:

  1. Pour 1 cup of milk, 2 scoops of strawberry ice cream and 2 tbsp. of condensed milk into a blender.
  2. Add 2 tbsp. of soft cream cheese and 3 sliced up strawberries- blend together.
  3. Rim a glass with cream cheese frosting rolled in graham cracker crumbs.
  4. Pour mixed milkshake into glass and top with whipped cream, strawberry sauce, more graham cracker crumbs and fresh strawberry slices.

“The Tracy” Mocha Hazelnut Affogato 

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops vanilla or hazelnut gelato
  • 3 oz. hot espresso or dark roast coffee
  • Nutella
  • Chocolate chips and crushed hazelnuts
  • Whipped cream
  • Shaved chocolate or chocolate hazelnut bark (for garnish)

Directions: 

  1. Rim a glass with Nutella rolled in chocolate chips and/or crushed hazelnuts.
  2. Add 2 scoops of either vanilla or hazelnut gelato into the glass, then pour 3 0z. of hot espresso or dark roast coffee overtop.
  3. Top with fresh whipped cream and shave chocolate, or chocolate hazelnut bark

 

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