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Legend has it that the Ice Cream Float was invented on a hot Philadelphia day by a soda vendor who had run out of ice. To cool his drinks, Robert McCay Green tried ice cream and created a sensation. In ours the dark chocolate notes of Maker's® play nicely with ice cream and cola.

Preparation Time
3 minutes

Cook Time
0 minutes

Total Time
3 minutes


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  • Step 1

    Scoop ice cream into mug with Maker's®

    Add 2 scoops of ice cream to a frosted mug, followed by Maker's Mark® Bourbon.

  • Step 2

    Pour in cola

    Slowly add the cola and finish by sprinkling chopped peanuts.
  • Step 3

    Enjoy your float

    Serve with a paper straw and spoon!
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Maker's® & Cola Float

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Not for kiddos

This float contains Maker's Mark®. You could leave it out, but if you still want that bourbon essence, first simmer the bourbon until it's reduced to a syrupy texture and let cool. This will burn off the alcohol.

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Paper vs plastic

Water and water conservation are obviously critical to what we do at Maker's Mark®. We hope you'll consider paper or reusable straws when enjoying drinks made with Maker's®. These products tend to stay out of our waterways, unlike plastic straws.

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Tips, tools & techniques

Cola, or “Mexi-Coke,” is available at many Mexican restaurants and grocery stores. It is found by many to have a cleaner, less saccharine taste than its American counterpart. This is often attributed to the use of cane sugar in place of the high-fructose corn syrup more commonly found in the States. If you come across it, grab a bottle and see if you can tell a difference.

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