Jul
29

Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Float

Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Floats are made with homemade toasted coconut ice cream and homemade key lime sparkling beverage! Share one with a friend and enjoy a delicious summer treat!

Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Floats are made with homemade toasted coconut ice cream and homemade key lime sparkling beverage!

When I was growing up my sister and I visited my grandmother often during summer vacation. She would let us make whatever we wanted for breakfast, lunch and dessert. Some days we went out into her garden and picked fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, rhubarb and more. We always made something fresh and delicious. As a treat, she often let us make homemade ice cream floats with any flavor combination we wanted. To this day, ice cream floats remind me of summer vacation at my grandmother’s house. This summer, I decided to combine a few of my favorite flavors to create a key lime coconut ice cream float.

Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Floats are made with homemade toasted coconut ice cream and homemade key lime sparkling beverage!

I loved developing this recipe. It includes two of my favorite flavors – key lime and coconut. I also used my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment and KitchenAid Sparkling Beverage Maker powered by SodaStream. I don’t drink a lot of soda but I love to make fresh sparkling beverages, especially during the summer. A glass of sparkling water with a squeeze of fresh lime juice is the best refreshing drink.

I never anticipated how much I would love my sparkling beverage maker. It is incredibly easy to use and you have homemade soda water in a short time. The first week I had the beverage maker, I made pomegranate spritzers, sparkling lemonade and more. The sparkling beverage maker is also the perfect excuse to make homemade ice cream floats!

Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Floats are made with homemade toasted coconut ice cream and homemade key lime sparkling beverage!

Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Floats are made with homemade toasted coconut ice cream and homemade key lime sparkling beverage!

This key lime coconut ice cream float comes together in a few easy steps. Make the ice cream and sparkling beverage then just prepare the floats in a glass, top with toasted coconut and enjoy!

Yields about 4 ice cream floats

Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Float
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Ingredients

    For the ice cream:
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (15 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted
  • For the key lime sparkling beverage:
  • 12 ounces sparkling water*
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed key lime or lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • shredded coconut, toasted, for serving

Instructions

  1. To make the ice cream, in a medium saucepan, bring cream, coconut milk and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and chill thoroughly in fridge.
  2. Once chilled, freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Fold in toasted coconut. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze until ready to serve.
  3. To make the key lime sparkling beverage, in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, add lime juice and sugar. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until reduced by about half. Allow mixture to cool completely then add to sparkling water.
  4. To prepare the floats, add 2 to 3 scoops of ice cream to a large glass. Top with sparkling beverage and extra coconut, as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can purchase the sparkling water premade or make your own at home with your KitchenAid sparkling beverage maker.

http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/07/29/key-lime-coconut-ice-cream-float/

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Floats are made with homemade toasted coconut ice cream and homemade key lime sparkling beverage!

I created this post in partnership with KitchenAid. Thank you for helping support brands that I love!

61 Comments

  1. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    This looks so delicious! I’ve been using my kitchen aid mixer a LOT lately so this is just one more excuse! :)

  2. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Oh my gosh, the flavors in this float!!! I love that KA ice cream attachment!!

  3. Melissa

    Great flavor combinations. Perfect for summer!

  4. Beth

    Seriously, your pink kitchen aid is SO FUN! I love that the ice cream maker attaches to the kitchen aid. Reason #659 I need a kitchen aid!

  5. Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    I need one of those soda makers as I adore sparkling waters but hate the price of them! And Key Lime and coconut? Now you are talking my language!

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Oh my gosh does this look SO GOOD! And now I have to get that ice cream attachment AND SodaStream! Love this Ashley!

  7. Ashley

    I want a soda stream so bad!! haha We don’t drink soda but I loveeee sparkling water! These floats sound so good!

  8. Leah @ Grain Changer

    What a lovely memory! I love nostalgic foods and this sounds absolutely delish, Ashley :) My husband has been begging me to get a sodastream, and after seeing this, I may just have to cave!

  9. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    What an amazing float Ashley! I love that you made your own sparkling water with the KitchenAid Mixer, I had no idea they had that attachment. I’m so glad you made another delicious key lime treat!

  10. Emanuele @ guyslovecooking

    Sorry to divert from the recipe. But I LOVE your kitchen accessories!! I love the bold colours!

  11. Laura @MotherWouldKnow

    I am seriously drooling over this float. I love the flavor combination and toasted coconut is one of my favorites, though not often found in commercial ice cream shops.

  12. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Oh wow! This ice-cream float looks so delicious! And the flavors are so inviting here! Lime and coconut are just WOW!

  13. ZazaCook

    This ice-cream float is so beautiful! Love the flavors!

  14. Julie | Small Green Kitchen

    I rarely drink soda but I like the idea of making sparkling water and adding fresh fruit juice to it for a boost of flavor. These key lime coconut ice cream floats are so much fun and are perfect for a hot summer day. I think I’d add a little rum to mine during the weekend! :)

  15. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    I am in love! If that isn’t the sweetest treat ever, I don’t know what is. Love the idea of turning one of the best pie flavours into a ice cream shake – YUM!

  16. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    I used to love going to my grandma’s during the summer too. I miss it so much now that I’m an adult. Love that you make your own floats. I love the sound and look of this ice cream float. Yum! Pinned!

  17. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I definitely need to get that attachment for my kitchen aid—just looks to fun to pass up! Speaking of fun, these floats? I can hardly even stand how amazing they look with all that key lime + coconut goodness! So perfect for these lazy hot summer days. :) Pinned!

  18. Richa

    OMG!! I can’t take my eyes off those floats. I love the flavors and how they look!

  19. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    My grandmother was definitely the same way! She lived with us, but when she took care of me over the weekends, she would let me eat whatever and would buy candy for me when we go on our walks!

    LOVE this ice cream float, Ashley!

  20. Beth @ bethcakes

    Ashley, these floats look and sound so amazing! Also I really love that you used a Soda Stream to make an ice cream float! Such a fun idea for summer, love the flavors!

  21. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I love that soda maker – so much fun.
    This looks really refreshing and anything with coconut milk in it makes me happy.

  22. Marissa | Pinch and Swirl

    This is so much fun, Ashley! I love coconut and lime together, but have never had them in ice cream, and certainly not a float! This looks perfectly delicious.

  23. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Grandmothers are awesome.. :) and I LOVE these Key Lime Coconut Ice Cream Floats!!!! I want a soda stream so bad!!!

  24. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    YAY! I saw this on Instagram or twitter a couple days ago, but I didn’t see it on your site. I am SOOOO glad I found it now, because this is absolutely DE-vine! I LOVE the combination of key lime and coconut! Mixed into an ice cream float?! OMG, gimme ALL the floats!!! Love this, girl! Pinned!! Cheers! :)

  25. Mary-Ann

    This looks absolutely amazing!

  26. Ryan MacDonnell

    Move over rootbeer floats…I think that I may have a new favorite. What a wonderful combination of lime and coconut! Takes me back to many past vacations where I wish I now had this in my hand while sitting on the beach.

  27. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    Wow, this looks amazing! I just posted a key lime pie froyo and now I wish I had added some coconut- what an awesome combo!!

  28. Marite

    Wow, this looks amazing!! I’ve been eyeing that Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment for a while now. This is the perfect excuse 😉

  29. Becky

    Delish! I love making my own ice cream, so I don’t know why I’ve not made floats. Gotta try. Thanks for sharing.

  30. SaraLily

    Anything key lime is my favorite! These floats look delicious!!

  31. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories

    This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join this week’s linkup that just went live!

  32. Jenna

    Wowzers…key lime and coconut in a float? Sounds amazing! We’re sharing this post with a link and credit back to you next Sunday at our weekend features post. We tweet and pin every feature and I can let you know when the post goes live if you’d like to share on social media as well :)

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  36. Lou Lou Girls

    Yum! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing such amazing creations to our party. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm because we LOVE to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  40. Maria @ Pastels & Macarons

    This looks absolutely gorgeous and your photography is divine! Simply stunning. I NEED a kitchen aid! Gah. It’s on my list of top thing I need to buy. Visiting from Think And Make Thursday. Pinning this to my Drinks board and following you on all social media platforms. You have so much awesomeness happening on here!! :)

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  43. kushi

    WOW! That looks so delicious and flavorful

  44. Alicee

    Coconut & strawberry are my favourite flavours. Summers are just round the corner and this inviting recipe gives a good reason to try it.

  45. Georgie @ Meandering Foodies

    Yumm! This looks incredible! I love your website and your photography. I really hope our blog can be as good as this one someday :) Keep the posts coming!!

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  47. kushi

    Love the combination of flavors! Delicious

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