A fun twist on an ice cream float, these Dairy-free Coconut Coke Floats are a simple 3-ingredient party drink perfect for movie nights or summer BBQs.
Coconut Coke Floats Recipe
After making our super simple dairy-free coconut ice cream, Ella got the wonderful idea to make Coke Floats with it!
A traditional Coke Float has a creamy, carbonated texture with a caramel-vanilla flavor from the mix of Coca-Cola and vanilla ice cream. Our Coke Float is very similar, only instead of a caramel-vanilla flavor, it has a caramel-coconut flavor that gives this classic drink a special, summery flavor.
Because our homemade coconut ice cream has a soft serve-like texture, it mixes into the Coke easier. No more aggressively stirring your drink and waiting for your ice cream to melt to achieve that perfect creamy, luscious consistency. (You still have to stir it, so it does stay pretty until you’re ready to mix the ice cream into the soda.)
Of course, you don’t have to use Coca-Cola to make a coconut ice cream float. You can use Root Beer, Cream Soda, Dr Pepper, Sprite, or anything you think would taste great with the coconut flavor.
I don’t advise making these Coke Floats in advance – they are definitely best served fresh! But you will need to make the ice cream about 2-4 hours in advance of wanting to make these ice cream floats. (Alternatively, you can use a store-bought coconut ice cream.)
To bring your Coke Floats over-the-top, you can add some chocolate syrup, maraschino cherries, or your favorite flavored syrup. Ella loves adding sprinkles to hers.
You can even make this a cocktail by adding some coconut rum (or your other favorite type of alcohol) to the Coke before adding the coconut ice cream.
Check Out Some of Our Other Unique Soda Recipes:
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- Root Beer Ice Cream
- Root Beer Cupcakes
Coconut Coke Float Ingredients
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the Coke for your favorite soda: root beer, cream soda, diet coke, Dr Pepper, etc.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Large mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
- Freezer container with lid or loaf pan
- Tall Glasses
- Paper Straws
How to Make Coke Floats
Chill the coconut cream as long as possible – preferably overnight.
Place the coconut cream in a large bowl and whip with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Measure out 1/2 cup of the coconut cream and reserve the rest for other delicious recipes.
Carefully stir together the cool whip and coconut cream and then fold out into a loaf pan.
Freeze for 2 hours or overnight.
Scoop the ice cream into your glasses and top with Coke.
Grab your free printable for our unique Coconut Coke Float recipe:
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 47gProtein: 1g
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Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This Coconut Coke Float is a fun twist on a traditional Coke Float and a great alternative if you need a dairy-free option for parties or family nights.