Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats: Summer Treats

July 15, 2019

Hey, y’all! There are few things that go more hand-in-hand than warm, humid, summer temperatures in Kentucky and ice cream. Whether it is merely to cool down, or to experience nostalgia, it’s a pairing unlike any other. As such, I’m proud to present my recipe for Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats!

This post is in partnership with Ale-8-One. Thank you all for supporting those that make JCP Eats possible. All opinions expressed are my own. Originally posted July 2019, updated May 2021.

Homemade Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats by JCP Eats (JC Phelps)
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Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats

JC’s tip: Many of my recipes, which are all innately southern, are very much “to-taste”. This recipe, while incredibly simple to make, does require that you follow the measurements and instructions very closely. This is to ensure the correct texture, flavor, and consistency to the ice cream. Also, be sure to let the ice cream fully rest/freeze – while I know it is tempting to have some as soon as possible, it truly makes all of the difference!

Homemade Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats by JCP Eats (JC Phelps)
Homemade Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats by JCP Eats (JC Phelps)
Homemade Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats by JCP Eats (JC Phelps)

Enjoying my Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats? Check out my other recipes here!

Homemade Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats by JCP Eats (JC Phelps)
summer recipe
Ale 8 One Lemon Ice Cream Float

Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats

Looking for the perfect homemade summer treat? Try my Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 c. Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 c. Half-and-Half
  • 1 1/5 c. Sugar
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 c. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Zest of Three Lemons
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Pinch Kosher Salt
  • 6 Pack of Ale-8-One
  • Whipped Cream to taste

Instructions
 

  • Over low heat, combine heavy whipping cream, half-and-half, sugar, lemon zest; allow to simmer, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. This will take roughly 5 minutes.
  • Remove cream from heat, cover the pan, and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Put the cream back on the heat, allowing it to simmer.
  • Place egg yolks in a bowl & beat until smooth. Gradually add a little of the warm cream mixture to the eggs (up to roughly 1/2 c., a couple of tablespoons at a time) bringing them up to temperature without cooking them.
  • Combine the warm egg mixture with the large pot of cream.
  • Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract; cook/stir until the mixture coats the back of your spatula. This will take 3-5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe dish and freeze overnight.
  • The next day, add the lemon ice cream to a mason jar. Slowly pour Ale-8-One over the ice cream, making a float. If needed, add more as you eat. Top with whipped cream.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword ale 8, ale 8 one, Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats, ice cream, ice cream float, lemon

About Ale-8-One

Launched in July of 1926, Ale-8-One is the only Kentucky-invented soft drink still in existence. It was invented by G. L. Wainscott and was named via one of America’s first slogan contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One” – the winning entry – was a pun adopted for its witty description. From that, a Kentucky legacy transpired.

You can purchase Ale-8-One in many locations around the Commonwealth of Kentucky; I most often purchase mine at my local Kroger. If you are out of state, you can order online!

Homemade Ale-8-One Lemon Ice Cream Floats by JCP Eats (JC Phelps)

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My best,

JC

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