How to Make a Boozy Ice Cream Float Tray

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Creating a boozy ice cream float tray is simple! Follow our guide below for the easiest dessert to serve to your guests!

Ice cream sundae bar on a tray

You know we’re all about easy entertaining here at Sugar and Charm. One of the easiest desserts to serve is ice cream! Adults love to indulge in a rich and creamy scoop of ice cream after dinner. It’s refreshing, not too filling and cleanes the palate.

over head of ice cream and berries to make boozy ice cream floats

Recently, I hosted a few friends and we made a boozy ice cream float tray! Yes there’s ice cream for that, for everyone to enjoy! Floats are such a simple dessert you can do at home. They feel fun and chic at the same time.

ice cream sundae bar on a white tray with berries and silverware

The best part is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare them. If you haven’t tried a boozy ice cream float, we recommend breaking out the scoop and trying one!

ice cream sundae bar

Ingredients for a Boozy Ice Cream Float Tray

To make an ice cream float tray, you’ll need the ingredients below:

  • 5 varieties of ice cream made from a good brand, like Häagen-Dazs ice cream.
  • Spirits such as premium vodka, bourbon, gin and elderflower liqueur.
  • Club soda or sparkling sodas
  • Fresh seasonal berries
haagen-dazs ice cream overhead photo

One of my favorite combos is vanilla ice cream with elderflower liqueur and a little vodka! It was absolutely delightful!! We also love the chocolate and bourbon combination, as well as the green tea and gin.

Guests love to try new things and the boozy ice cream float tray is the perfect way to get them involved and creative with their floats.

syrup being poured into a glass filled with ice cream

How to Make a Boozy Ice Cram Float

  • Place 3 scoops of Häagen-Dazs ice cream in a glass.
  • Pour 1-ounce spirit of your choice over the ice cream.
  • Add 3 ounces of club soda in the glass.
  • Serve with a spoon and garnish with berries!
Häagen-Dazs boozy ice cream floats


  • Glasses
  • Spoons
  • Ice Cream Scooper
  • Napkins
  • Cocktail Jigger – To measure the alcohol.
  • Flowers – To decorate with
  • Small Bowls – For berries
berries, ice cream and bourbon to make Boozy Ice Cream floats

Boozy floats are delicious and as simple as that! It’s such a unique and fun way to serve dessert and they’re so worth it. I promise your guests will be thrilled when you bring out a charming tray of boozy ice cream floats!!

Boozy ice cream float

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Let us know if you make this boozy ice cream tray! It’s such a fun entertaining idea!

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