Heated Cinnamon and Ginger Root Beer Float

Get the best of both worlds with this red hot cinnamon ice cream embraced in a root beer float.

Heated Cinnamon and Ginger Root Beer Float

I wanted to make this Root Beer Float PG-13 so instead of adding booze, I made a hot, hot, hot cinnamon/candied ginger ice cream to be bathed in Boylan Root Beer and topped off with a Red Hot Jawbreaker. So, how’s that working for us? Wicked good.

As for making a float, it’s ice cream in a glass. Pour the root beer over it to get it nice and foamy and plunk a Jawbreaker on top of the whole thing. If you want to add a shot of real Fireball Whiskey to the whole thing, be my guest.

Heated Cinnamon and Ginger Root Beer Float
 
Get the best of both worlds with this red hot cinnamon ice cream embraced in a root beer float.
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Recipe Type: Virgin
Serves: 1 (plus extra ice cream)
Ingredients
Float
  • 3 big scoops of hot cinnamon ice cream
  • 1 bottle of Boylan's or your root beer of choice
  • 1 Red Hot Jawbreaker
Hot Cinnamon Ice Cream
  • 10 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • 3 tbsp (more or less) finely chopped candied ginger
Instructions
  1. Crush cinnamon sticks in a mortar and pestle or in a plastic bag with a hammer.
  2. In a pot mix together the broken pieces of cinnamon, cream, salt, milk, and sugar.
  3. Heat the mixture.
  4. When hot and well mixed, take it off the fire and put a lid on the pan.
  5. Let it steep for 1 hour.
  6. When it's fragrant and fully infused with cinnamon, add in other cup of whipping cream, mix it all together well.
  7. Strain cinnamon pieces out and pop everything into the fridge to chill.
  8. When the mixture is cold put it into an ice cream machine for about 20 minutes.
  9. While it's churning, chop the candied ginger into bits.
  10. After about 20 minutes, the ice cream will start to firm up. Add in the ginger pieces; make sure they're well distributed in the ice cream.
  11. Let it churn for another 5 minutes or so, until it's nice and firm then scoop it into a container and stash it in the freezer until needed.
  12. Pour the root beer over it to get it nice and foamy and add a Red Hot Jawbreaker on top.

 

Kathy Gori

Kathy Gori

Kathy Gori has a passion for Indian cooking. She brings 20 years of cooking experience and a natural flair for communicating her culinary adventures to her blog The Colors of Indian Cooking "A Hollywood Screenwriter, A Bollywood Kitchen". Food writer, commercial and cartoon voice actor (Rosemary the telephone Operator in Hong Kong Phooey among others) and screenwriter (Chaos Theory starring Ryan Reynolds) Kathy is also a Clio award-winner. She and her screenwriting-partner husband Alan live with their Siberian Husky Patsy in Sonoma, California.

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