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Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream Float

Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream Float

JC Phelps
Looking for a delicious summer treat? Try my Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream Float which features Kentucky-made Ale-8-One.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 20 mins
Freeze Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 652 kcal


  • 2 c Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 c Half-and-Half
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 2 cans of pineapple 1.5 c. of pineapple juice will be used in the ice cream, pineapple chucks will be layered into the float
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 6 bottles Ale-8-One
  • Whipped Cream to taste


  • Over low heat, combine heavy whipping cream, half-and-half, salt, and sugar; allow to simmer, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. This will take roughly 3-5 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). This brings the egg yolks up to appropriate temperature without cooking them. Don't skip this step!
  • Combine the warm egg mixture with the large pot of cream.
  • Add the pineapple juice and vanilla extract; cook/stir until the mixture coats the back of your spoon. This will take 3-5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe dish and freeze overnight.
  • The next day, add the pineapple ice cream to a mason jar. I like to layer it in four layers: ice cream, pineapple chunks, ice cream, pineapple chunks. Slowly pour Ale-8-One over the ice cream, making a float. If needed, add more as you eat. Top with whipped cream + pineapple chunks.
  • Enjoy!


Sodium: 63mgCalcium: 155mgVitamin C: 145mgVitamin A: 1700IUSugar: 67gFiber: 4gPotassium: 475mgCholesterol: 266mgCalories: 652kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 23gFat: 38gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 77gIron: 1mg
Keyword ale 8, ale 8 one, homemade pineapple ice cream float, pineapple ice cream
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