Blackberry Liqueur Float


This drink is a combination — or, one could say, an epic marrying — of some of my favorite things: vanilla ice cream, cocktails, Coke Zero, and blackberries.

One Friday night, as I worked away on my computer, craving both dessert and a drink, I poured some Blackberry Liqueur on the Cool Whip that I was eating out of the container. (Don’t judge me — this girl loves her some Cool Whip.)

That little combination tasted mighty good, and I posted on Facebook about my treat. Enjoying the Blackberry Liqueur so much, I decided I needed a more effective way to drink some. So, I added some to my Coke Zero, along with the some “picked-from-the-back-yard frozen blackberries.” It was delicious.

And then came the epiphany — all this deliciousness needed was vanilla ice cream to make it EPIC.

As soon as my lips touched the velvet fizz, I was in love. This was indeed epic. (Now I am sure others have made this combination. But, I hadn’t tasted a float since I was a teenager, and this grown up version was incredible!)

I immediately started setting up my lights and camera to make another one to photograph. Cause oh ya baby. I need to share this blackberry goodness with you — and Pinterest of course! (I tried calling Susan to come over and drink the second one after I finished shooting it. But alas, she was in bed and the only decent thing to do was to drink it myself. I couldn’t bear to dump that beautiful creation down the sink. But calories don’t count when it is for your blog, right?)


Blackberry Liqueur Float
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 
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Serves: 1
  • 8 ounces of Coke Zero
  • Shot of Blackberry Liqueur
  • ½ cup of frozen blackberries (more or less to your liking)
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Your favorite drinking glass
  1. Pour the Coke Zero into your glass.
  2. Add a shot of Blackberry Liqueur to the Coke Zero.
  3. Add in most of the frozen blackberries.
  4. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  5. Sprinkle a few more frozen blackberries on top of the ice cream.
  6. Drizzle with a little more of the blackberry liqueur.
  7. Enjoy!

If you want to add a bit more alcoholic punch to yours, add in a bit of white rum or vodka. But for me, the liqueur was enough. I was trying to work that Friday night, after all. *wink*

If you love dessert as much as a good cocktail — and really isn’t a good cocktail dessert? — then give this one a try and let me know how you like it. With what other liqueurs would you try it?

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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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