Ginger Vanilla Float

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Quick Facts

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 10 min.
Ginger and coconut give an exotic twist to the traditional ice cream float.


  • 2 scoops (about 1/3 cup each) vanilla ice cream
  • chilled ginger beer or ginger ale
  • squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbs lightly sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 Tbs toasted shredded coconut*
  • lime slice, for garnish


  • Place ice cream in a tall 16-ounce glass. Fill with ginger beer. Add a squeeze of lime juice; stir. Top with whipped cream and coconut. Garnish with lime slice. Serve immediately with straws and a spoon.
  • To toast coconut:Heat an oven to 350°F. Spread coconut on a baking sheet with sides. Bake in the center of the oven 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring often. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 544
  Calories from Fat 286 (53%)
(52%)Total Fat 34g
(128%)Saturated Fat 26g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(20%)Cholesterol 60mg
(6%)Sodium 136mg
(13%)Potassium 453mg
Total Carbohydrate 61g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 50g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(13%)Protein 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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