Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Candy Corn Floats

**Adapted from Pillsbury's "Halloween recipes"**

1 gallon softened vanilla ice cream
1 can frozen concentrated orange juice, thawed
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla
red and yellow food coloring--to make orange, y'see (optional)
2-liter bottle ginger ale
whipped cream
lemon zest, cocoa powder, or candy corn

In a large bowl mix the softened ice cream, OJ concentrate, water, vanilla, and food coloring (if using).

For each serving, scoop heaping 1/2 cup or so of ice cream mixture into a glass. Pour about 1 cup ginger ale over each.

Heap whipped cream on top, if using, and sprinkle with cocoa powder, lemon zest, or candy corn to decorate. Serve with black straws (available at most party supply stores).

If you like, you can add one or two shots' worth of ice-cold mandarin, vanilla, or plain vodka. Or you can turn them into frozen fuzzy navel floats by adding peach schnapps.

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