Fizzy and refreshing ice cream floats gets a fancy upgrade with these Strawberries and Cream Champagne Floats!
Ice. Cream. Champagne. Floats. Why have I not done this before? Do you know how much I love champagne?! (Hint: a lot).
I created this float to celebrate The Tony Awards happening next Sunday! Why this float in particular? It’s an ode to the Broadway musical She Loves Me, and its most well-known song, Vanilla Ice Cream. I adore this musical and its cast. Laura Benanti sings like an angel, as we all know. Jane Krakowski is my girl, I just love her. (Plus, she’s the sweetest in person. She used to come into the bakery I managed in Tribeca all the time and was a doll). And, yeah, I’m kind of the biggest fan ever of Zachary Levi. It’s true. He’s just my hero. If Zac brought me vanilla ice cream I would be like, “that’s awesome. Let’s eat it out of the container, play video games, and become best friends.” He’s nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for playing Georg! This is my way of showing my support for our Nerd 001.
She Loves Me snagged a bunch of other noms, too. Best Revival of a Musical. Best Featured Actress (Jane). Best Lead Actress (Laura). Best Design/Costume Design/Direction/etc.!
And then… there’s Hamilton. The nickname for this year’s Tonys is The Hamiltonys. It’s nominated 16 times in 13 categories and if it wins all 13, it’ll set the record for the most wins in history. But that’s not gonna happen, cause Zac is gonna win a Tony so #sorryboutcha. (ducks and runs away from Hamilton fans)
But to sum up my Theater Nerd (and just plain nerd) rant, you should go see She Loves Me! It’s running until July 10th and you can get tickets here! But you should also watch the Tonys next Sunday with me and make these Strawberries and Cream Champagne Floats!
I wasn’t really sure how champagne and ice cream would go, to be honest. I know sorbet and champagne is classic and delicious, but I’ve never had champagne with ice cream. I decided to just go for it and the result was amazing. It also definitely did not hurt that it was over 100 degrees this weekend in Portland. These floats were the most refreshing treat.
Since She Loves Me is all about love and romance, I also wanted to make these pink. I knew strawberries would be an obvious addition, ’cause hello, champagne and strawberries. So classic. But then I also decided to include strawberry soda, which was an excellent choice, if I do say so myself.
Plus, it’s perfectly pink color makes this float a lovely choice for a bridal shower, bachelorette party, or baby shower (just omit the champagne for the baby mama! These taste great without it, too).
These floats are a wonderful special occasion treat. They’re refreshing. Fizzy. Sparkly. Fruity. And not overly sweet, thanks to extra dry champagne.
Try to use an all-natural strawberry soda (making your own is super easy, too!) and an organic, high-quality vanilla ice cream. Using extra dry champagne really works to balance the sweetness in this float. I used Korbel’s Extra Dry Champagne and it worked lovely.
I hope that you enjoy these Sparkling Strawberries and Cream Champagne Floats! CHEERS!
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Zevia Zero Calorie Soda, Strawberry, Naturally Sweetened // Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne // Ball Regular Mouth Drinking Mason Jar // Biodegradable Paper Striped Party Straws in Pink
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Sparkling Strawberries + Cream Champagne Floats
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: beverage, cocktail
These Strawberries + Cream Champagne Floats are refreshing, fancy, fruity, and fizzy!
- 1 generous scoop of high-quality vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup strawberry soda
- 1/2 cup extra dry champagne
- 3 strawberries
- Stem and slice two strawberries. Cut the third strawberry in half, keeping the stem attached.
- Place one sliced strawberry in the bottom of the glass. Top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add another sliced strawberry on top.
- Slowly pour in strawberry soda, letting the soda fizz down before continuing.
- Slowly pour in champagne, letting the champagne fizz down before continuing each pour.
- Serve floats with a straw and spoon and place the sliced whole strawberry on the side of the glass for garnish. Cheers!
Elizabeth O says
I haven’t had a float in ages and reading your post reminded me of how much I always loved it. This is the perfect season for it.
Woooooow! Looks like a great combination! Not really a fan of champagne but this is beautiful! BTW, what camera are you using? Super pretty photos!
Autumn Murray says
Yum! You had me at champagne! This looks like the perfect drink to have while watching the Tony’s!
Shannon Gurnee says
This looks like a delicious drink! I would love to try making this sometime.
Kristine Nicole Alessandra says
Sounds really refreshing! I have never mixed ice cream with champagne too, but with your recipe, I guess I should now. I can also try other fruit flavors and see how it goes.
Lavern Moore says
These strawberry and cream floats look and sound so delicious. Can’t wait to try!
Mijia Eggers says
The recipe is just good for the seasonal fruit—strawberries. I make the fruit into different recipes. This one sound good as well.
Sharon Wu says
such a pretty drink! i don’t drink alcohol but would love to have this in virgin form 😉
Emman Damian says
SPARKLING STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM CHAMPAGNE FLOAT looks so good! i would like to make it a home. I love strawberries a lot!
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
Nnniiiiccceeeee…I could definitely use one of these!
A CHAMPAGNE float?? I am probably in heaven. I am so excited to do my own! Thank you for this!
Bill Sweeney says
That is an amazing and creative recipe!! I look forward to making this soon for me and the wife.
Why, hello there, you delicious, beautiful drink! You’re just in time for hot weekends out on the patio/deck for cookouts!
This is the swankiest float I’ve ever seen! I’ve never had a champagne float before. It looks delicious!
Such a creative recipe!! These look amazing, I’ll have to give them a try 🙂
Thank you, Emily! Try them and let me know what you think! 🙂