With just 3 ingredients, this keto wine ice cream float recipe comes together super quick; perfect for Summer days in the backyard or unexpected Summer guests!
Ice cream lovers and wine lovers unite! This keto ice cream float is the perfect combination of keto ice cream and a deliciously sweet red wine.
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Keto Wine Ice Cream Float Recipe
Have you heard? Wine Ice Cream Floats are the latest Summer trend and I am here for it! Who remembers Root Beer Floats as a kid? There was nothing more exciting then getting a delicious, cool, and crisp root beet float on a hot Summer day with friends.
When did that stop? Why did that stop?
This Summer, I am bringing those memories back … but these drinks and memories are for those 21+!
If you’re like me, you are ready to bust out the Summer wardrobe and do anything/everything Summer related! I mean, come on, who doesn’t love the Summer heat, Summer activities, and, my personal favorite, Summer treats!
One of my favorite summer treats is, you guessed it, keto ice cream! With many things keto, it can get stagnant, and you want to spice it up so, why not make it exciting?!
These super easy adults-only wine floats are sure to impress everyone at your next summer barbecue. The best part, they are keto-friendly and your non-keto friends, family members, etc. won’t even know this delicious treat contains less sugar than a traditional wine float.
After stumbling across this latest trend, I decided to treat myself on Mother’s Day and try something new! It was perfect! I couldn’t help thinking these wine floats are the perfect Summer drink and I had to share them with you all!
Keto Wine Float Ingredients
3 ingredients and less than 4 minutes is all you will need to scoop up and serve something out of this world!
Ice-Cream: For this recipe, I used ½ cup sugar-free vanilla ice cream
Wine: I find that a sweet and fruity red works best for this drink; I used 5 oz red wine!
Water: Do not use flat water! You are definitely going to want to use Seltzer Water! Use this to top off your drink before serving.
Pro-Tip: I used Duplin Hatteras Red (which was SUPER sweet) but made delicious floats! However, for those following a strict ketogenic lifestyle (or for anyone just trying to keep health top of mind), with the high sugar content of sweet wines, this should only be an occasional treat.
How to make a Keto Wine Ice Cream Float
Scoop the ice cream. Scoop ½ the ice cream into a medium glass.
Pour the wine. Pour the red wine over the ice cream, and top it off with seltzer water, leaving about 1 inch from the top of the glass.
Add a straw. Stick a straw in it, then add the remaining ice cream! (optional, add a cherry or 2 on top).
Serve. Serve and enjoy immediately.
What to serve with a Keto Wine Float
You can’t have a good drink without good food! Below are some of my favorite Summer snacks that I think pair perfectly with our keto wine ice cream float.
Keto Wine Float Variations
There are so many ways to enjoy a wine float … both traditionally and keto-friendly! Below you will find some other exciting wine float flavor combinations to explore and try!
- Strawberry Rose Wine Float
- Peach Wine Float
- Zinfandel Wine Float
- Black Raspberry Dark Chocolate Wine Float
Ice Cream Floats for Kids
If you have young kids, you might often hear, “I want some!” Since our keto wine float is very much for those 21 and over, here are some of the most popular ice cream float combinations for kids!
- Purple Cow: Vanilla ice cream + grape soda.
- The Nutty Professor: Caramel Butter Pecan ice cream + ginger ale.
- Black & Tan: Salted Butterscotch ice cream + coke/pepsi.
- Mocha Joe: Espresso Mocha ice cream + seltzer water.
- Cocoa Creamsicle: Chocolate ice cream + orange-flavored soda.
AND! With Zevia’s full line of sugar-free soda flavors, you can make all the kids floats keto-friendly too!
Questions you might have
Can I mix wine and ice cream?
Absolutely! One of my favorite rules in the kitchen; there are no rules! Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things! When you mix ice cream and wine you get a perfectly fruity dessert cocktail!
Who invented the ice cream float?
Ice cream floats have actually been around since 1874! A man by the name of Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania invented the ice cream float.
Does wine ice cream get you drunk?
Depending on the wine you use, your alcohol content may vary and so may the effects of drinking wine. The suggested serving size for a wine float is 1 per person. Because we care and because this recipe does contain wine, we do ask that you please drink responsibly!
Can you drink wine and eat ice cream?
Yes! Unless you are lactose intolerant, ice cream is actually beneficial when wine enters the picture! Did you know dairy helps line your stomach and neutralize all the acid from the alcohol? So, if you are planning on drinking, it is actually better for your stomach to add a touch of ice cream or milk to your diet before hand.
- ½ cup sugar-free vanilla ice cream
- 5 oz red wine (a sweet, fruity red works best)
- Seltzer Water (to top off when serving)
- Scoop ½ the ice cream into a medium glass.
- Pour the red wine over the ice cream, and top it
off with seltzer water, leaving about 1 inch from the top of the glass.
- Stick a straw in it, then add the remaining ice
cream! (optional, add a cherry or 2 on top).
- Serve and enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 17gCarbohydrates: 7g