Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is based on a recipe from Farallon restaurant, which I believe is in San Francisco - the recipe was in the newspaper, and is a great adult version of the classic ice-cream float.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scoop ice cream into chilled 16 ounce glass.
  2. Add the lime juice.
  3. Fill with ginger ale or ginger beer (ginger beer has a much sharper, more spicy flavor, if you're unfamiliar with it).
  4. Top with whipped cream and coconut and garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. To toast coconut, spread flaked coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven and store in an airtight container or bag until needed.


Most Helpful

For a slightly lower cal option, I prefer to leave out he whipped cream. Otherwise, this is very refreshing and most enjoyable in summers.

Charishma_Ramchandani March 02, 2003

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