From my health coaching practice and this blog people seem to think that I subsist on kale, chia seeds, and essence of unicorn mixed into my green juice.
And that’s absolutely true.
…Oh wait, no.
As of this writing, the staple of my diet for the last few months has been trail mix. It’s getting better, but just recently. I would love to eat more kale, chia seeds, and green juice.
Unicorn essence isn’t vegetarian.
That said, I really don’t drink soda anymore, and I’ve never been a huge ice cream fan. I won’t turn it down, but it was always more of a vehicle for hot fudge which is apparently not acceptable to eat from a spoon in polite company.
However, I have a slight weakness for root beer floats. How do these two ingredients get exponentially more delicious when combined? It’s probably magic. Do you know what’s even better than magic?
Magic + alcohol.
It’s rich, sweet, creamy, and gets you just a little buzzed. I call that a win, and perfect for the Fourth of July.
You should probably taste test one before sharing them with your family and friends, though. It would be a huge sacrifice.
A splash of vanilla vodka and amaretto make these dangerously easy to drink. I’ve also tried non-dairy coconut-based ice cream in them and had no problem.
I used root beer without high fructose corn syrup and really good ice cream to assuage my hippie soul, but I’m not here to judge. You’ll get enough judgment buying vanilla vodka unless you’re wearing college gear. It’s worth it.
Part of me wants to include some pithy story or a poignant lesson on the non-existence of a “perfect” diet, but… meh.
It’s a holiday! It’s summer! Go, make yourself a delicious dessert cocktail and enjoy it with people you love. Really enjoy it.
(Of course, don’t drink and drive.)
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 can or bottle root beer
- 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1/2 ounce amaretto
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 float
Stacy Spensley is a healthy life coach, recovering stage manager, lover of the Oxford comma, and vegetarian. She's bossy because she loves you.