Root Beer Floats {without the root beer}?

The heat has been getting to us over here in SD. The fires and smoke were so crazy and with school closures we were looking for all kinds of indoor stuff to do. On a trip Barnes and Noble to do some reading, I came across the new issue of Donna Hay Magazine. This magazine is unbelievable if you haven't already seen it. 

I was inspired to rush home and make popsicles and all sorts of ice cold sweet things. My favorite was her pineapple ginger beer float! What a fun idea. I made a dairy-free and refined sugar-free version {shown here}! 

I then decided it was time to make my husband an ice cold Stumptown coffee float sprinkled with cinnamon and coconut sugar! 

What a great treat! I highly recommend bringing root beer floats back - they can be so gourmet and fun to play around with. Plus kids LOVE them. Try using Stevia sweetened zero calorie sodas and different vegan ice creams. 

Pineapple Ginger Beer {Dairy-Free} Float

makes 2+ floats {depending on size}

2-4 scoops vanilla bean dairy-free ice cream

1/4 pineapple, skin removed

1 small chunk of fresh ginger {size of finger nail}

1 bottle ginger beer

In a blender blend pineapple and ginger root until super smooth. In a cup add two scoops of ice cream, top with ginger beer and pour in about 3 Tbls of the pineapple mixture. 

Cinnamon Cold Brew Coffee {Dairy-Free} Float

2 cups coffee {cold}

2-3 scoops dairy-free vanilla bean ice cream

cinnamon + coconut sugar {optional} for garnish

In a cup add one or two scoops of ice cream, pour in cold brewed coffee until glass is full. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of ice cream! 

Enjoy!! And be sure to let me know how you're liking them! Or share your favorite flavor combos.