Manhattan Ice Cream Float

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by NcMysteryShopper

This clever take on the Manhattan is a perfect adult dessert. For the best tasting float use a premium black cherry soda like Stewart's or IBC as opposed to store brands. Cook time is freeze time. This recipe was inspired by Gabriel Frasca of Spire in Boston.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add ice cream to a blender or food processor. While the machine is running quickly add the bourbon and process until it just combines. Spread the ice cream in a rectangular glass or plastic container with lid and put in freezer until firm enough to scoop, this should take about 20 minutes.
  2. While the ice cream is freezing, whip heavy cream with vermouth, sugar and bitters until soft peaks form. Refrigerate.
  3. Fill 4 tall glasses 2/3 of the way with cherry soda. Put a scoop of ice cream into each glass and top with the chilled whipped cream. Place maraschino cherries on top of whipped cream and serve. Enjoy!

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