"" Grandma Agnes' Attic: Drinks on the Deck 3.0

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Drinks on the Deck 3.0

Ah Memorial Weekend...warm weather...the start of summer...yard work...and summer treats...

Well part of that is correct: yard work and summer treats. Our Memorial Weekend was cold and wet and not very "summery". So how to have Drinks-on-the-Deck when it is raining outside? You move it inside silly!

We made our first ever batch of homemade ice cream with an ice cream maker we picked up at Menard's for $20. Seriously good vanilla ice cream, but for the cost and all the work, I think it might be easier to just buy a gallon of Kemps Ice Cream from the grocery store.

We ended up making Vootbeer Floats for the adults and regular Rootbeer Floats for the kids.

Vootbeer Floats

1 oz Vodka
2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream (we used homemade)
1 can Rootbeer

In mason jar add two scoops of ice cream, add in the ounce of vodka and fill up with the rootbeer. You will still have some left in your can to make a second one. And be careful as the ice cream will foam up and try to foam over the edge of your jar! Slurp it off if this happens. With a spoon or straw, stir gently to mix the vodka and rootbeer. Enjoy!


Rootbeer Floats

2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream (we used homemade)
1 can Rootbeer

In mason jar add two scoops of ice cream, fill up with the rootbeer. You will still have some left in your can to make a second one. And be careful as the ice cream will foam up and try to foam over the edge of your jar! Slurp it off if this happens. Enjoy!



So how did we like them? This was the first Drinks-on-the-Deck that we didn't make a pitcher of, it was a little more work because of the individual servings, but it was still good. The vodka was barely noticeable and it reminded me of my youth at Jellystone Campground and drinking as many rootbeer floats as we had money for.  I would make it again, but might just skip the homemade ice cream and buy a gallon. I will be making more homemade ice cream, but will just be eating that out of a bowl. We want to take the machine with us camping...



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