This Champagne Float is perfect for celebrating special occasions and can even be adapted to a sparkling cider float for the kids! Everyone will love this deliciously refreshing champagne cocktail ice cream float!
This Champagne Float is made with ice cream and fresh fruit! It’s a fun cocktail recipe that is festive and tasty! Perfect for special occasions, this Champagne Float spruces up your typical glass of champagne!
Champagne is known for its festive quality. The drink of choice for all of life’s most important moments: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. I like to celebrate life’s little moments, so I firmly beleive that champagne can be enjoyed everyday.
In fact, it is my wine of choice! Because it was my “every day” drink, I needed to spruce it up for special occasions, I landed on a Champagne Float!
Truth be told, you will probably be making a sparkling wine float as opposed to an actual champagne float. Wine can only be called champagne when it comes from the champagne region of France. When it is made in other areas, it is known as a methode champenoise, or put more simply, a sparkling wine.
Sparkling wines are made by allowing the last stage of fermentation to happen inside the bottle, resulting in a build up gases and making your wine, well, bubbly.
To learn more about wine, check out my Wine 101
, which will also give you some fun party tricks for identifying the age and region of the wine you are drinking without actually knowing a thing. Then you can read Wine Pairing 101
to learn how to best match your wines.
For a Champagne Float, use any choice of ice cream, although I prefer a Vanilla Bean, and any fruit. Personally, I like raspberries and strawberries.
Check out more fabulous drink recipes!
If you loved this ice cream float recipe, check out these other easy cocktail recipes:
Tools for making a Champagne Float:
Champagne Float, with ice cream and fresh fruit, is a festive and tasty drink to celebrate any occasion. Can also be made into a sparkling cider float for the kids!
champagne cocktail, champagne float
Calories: 116 kcal
vanilla ice cream
Evenly divide sparkling wine into 4 champagne flukes.
Spoon 1 tablespoon vanilla ice cream into each fluke.
Top with 2 raspberries each.
Drink immediately and enjoy!
If you've tried this recipe, please come back, give it a rating and let us know how you liked it!
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.