dairy free blackberry floats

IMG_7931

Did you know So Delicious released two new coconut milk ice cream flavors this summer? Cause they did aaaaaand you need to try them. Both of them. One is Simply Strawberry. A classic ice cream flavor, where strawberry is the star of the show. The other is Oregon Mixed Berry and it’s kind of amazing. Marrion berry ice cream with swirls of mixed berry goodness. This girl is always super excited about new, delicious dairy free ice cream flavors!

Since it’s still crazy hot here in California, ice cold drinks are in full effect. I’m always making smoothies and fun, sparkling drinks for my family. My newest creation is this dairy free blackberry float. See that bright pink soda? It’s a mixture of sparkling water and blackberry syrup, made from fresh blackberries. The mixed berry coconut milk ice cream is added and then come the bubbles. Lots of bubbles. Top with a few fresh blackberries and you have a fruity twist on the traditional float.

The-Snackable-Recipe-Contest_edited-1

Alright, friends. Here is my “sippable” recipe for the Snackable Recipe Contest. Thanks to So Delicious and Go Dairy Free for the challenge of using So Delicious products in new, creative ways. I now have a huge crush on these diary free blackberry floats. Just about the prettiest floats you ever did see. Fizzy, creamy and oh so berrilicious!

dairy free blackberry floats

makes 2

blackberry syrup

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar

blackberry floats

  • 1/4 cup blackberry syrup
  • 3 cups plain or berry unsweetened sparkling water, chilled
  • 1 pint So Delicious Oregon Mixed Berry coconut milk ice cream
  • additional fresh blackberries, for garnish

To make blackberry syrup, stir together blackberries, 3 tablespoons water and cane sugar in small saucepan. Smash blackberries with potato masher. Bring mixture to low boil over medium-low heat. Continue stirring at low boil for 5 minutes, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and press blackberry mixture through fine mesh sieve, removing seeds and pulp. Allow syrup to cool completely.

To assemble floats, pour 1 1/2 cups chilled sparkling water into each glass. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons blackberry syrup. Add 2 scoops berry coconut milk ice cream and top with additional blackberries. Enjoy!

IMG_7932

Be sure to check out the Free Snackable Ebook from Go Dairy Free. So many great recipes!

IMG_7629

gluten free vegan pumpkin spice latte cupcakes

I'm starting off pumpkin season right. With a cupcake! I know it's only August, but I just can't help myself. I had a can of pumpkin puree in my pantry and it was calling my name. For any of you that know me, you know that pumpkin desserts are my all time FAVE. It's kind of an obsession. I'm totally ... read more

IMG_7122

gluten free vegan peanut butter chocolate cheesecakes

Peanut butter and chocolate. You know that magic happens when those two ingredients come together. I don't know why peanut butter is so glorious, but it just is. There really is nothing like it. Don't get me wrong, I love almond and sunflower seed butter. Both so tasty and nutritious. There is just ... read more