I’m just surrounded by people with good ideas lately. Last week a friend provided the inspiration for my Chocolate Dipped Double Caramel Apple Oreos (you heard me right – go check ’em out if you haven’t already) and then over the weekend my mom and brother gave me the idea for this:
My brother had picked up some Maine Root Pumpkin Pie Soda from Wegmans a few weeks ago and he brought me two bottles. I had them in the fridge, waiting for a day that felt a bit like fall (it was almost 90 in Jersey just last week) and Sunday turned out to be the day.
I had plans to just drink the soda while daydreaming about Halloween until my mom mentioned a conversation she had with my brother about adding some vanilla ice cream to it and turning it into a float. So then I had to go to the grocery store in the middle of Sunday afternoon, which I usually try to avoid (you know how mobbed the grocery store gets the few days before Christmas? That’s how our Wegmans is EVERY WEEKEND) to buy some vanilla ice cream.
I have sadly developed some kind of adult onset lactose intolerance (seriously, I couldn’t have developed an allergy to cauliflower or something?) so I got vanilla almond milk ice cream. You can obviously use any kind of vanilla ice cream – the creamier the better! I didn’t have any on hand, but you could top this off with a drizzle of caramel sauce if you like things to be fantastic.
This was really good, and makes an easy fun treat for the kiddos if you have them. You could also make an adult version by adding a splash of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka which, of course, I did. Either way you’ll end up with a glass of cold, creamy, pumpkin-y deliciousness.
Pumpkin Pie Soda Float
Pumpkin Pie Soda
Vanilla Ice Cream (or other flavor of your choosing)
Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka (optional)
Caramel Sauce (optional for garnish)
1. Pour chilled Pumpkin Pie Soda into a glass. If using the vodka add a splash and give it a stir.
2. Add as many scoops of ice cream as your little heart desires
3. Top with caramel sauce (optional)