Step Up Your Ice Cream Float Game This Holiday Season

Step Up Your Ice Cream Float Game This Holiday Season

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We’re all about finding unique ways to enjoy kombucha. From cocktails and mocktails, to salad dressings and face toners… the options are endless. We’re excited to share a updated take on an old favorite: the ice cream float!

This unique recipe replaces traditional dairy-based ice cream and soda with alternatives like kombucha and vegan nice cream.

The variations for kombucha floats are pretty much endless, but in the spirit of the holidays we decided to create a festive Holiday Cheers-infused treat.

 A fun tip from the recipe developer, Marguerita La Fiura of Warm & Rosy, is to make ahead! This float would be a true crowd-pleaser at any holiday festivities. And the best news? The spiced pomegranate syrup can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. You can prep the floats themselves by filling the glasses with the pomegranate syrup and ice cream scoops – perhaps right before your guests arrive. Store the glasses in the freezer until you are ready to serve (allowing to thaw slightly so the syrup is not solid). All you will have left to do is pour in the kombucha - to the delight of your guests as they watch the ice cream bubble and foam.


Serves 2


Spiced pomegranate syrup, chilled — recipe below

Vanilla ice cream of choice (we used Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss, Naked Coconut)

1 bottle Holiday Cheers Health-Ade kombucha, chilled Ground cinnamon


  1. Pour 1/4 cup pomegranate syrup into each glass.
  2. Top with 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  3. Slowly fill glasses with kombucha.
  4. Dust with cinnamon and enjoy immediately. Cheers!
Spiced Pomegranate Syrup Ingredients
  • 2 cups 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 inch strip of orange peel
  • 1/2 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled
  1. Place all ingredients in medium-size saucepan set over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved - about 3 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. The syrup should be reduced by about half and very lightly coat the back of a spoon.
  4. Strain pomegranate syrup and set aside to cool a bit. Once cooled, transfer to refrigerator to chill.

Notes: The recipe for pomegranate syrup makes extra, depending on how many floats you prepare. Use extra syrup in smoothies, poured over oatmeal or simply mixed with seltzer or kombucha. It’s delicious! Follow Maggie's Instagram



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Today's blog is written by our very own Daina Trout, MS, MPH

Daina is not just our Co-Founder, she is also a nutritionist that has spent her adult life dedicated to finding and sharing health and wellness through food. With 2 masters' degrees in nutritional biochemistry and public health, Daina has called upon her education often while leading the way at Health-Ade - from how we make every batch of kombucha, to how we talk about gut health to consumers, to even how healthy our employee workplace is! She even writes a few blogs here and there. Happy reading! :)

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