Boozy Mint Chocolate Chip Root Beer Floats – Oh, And I Just Turned 21!

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It’s summer – as you all know it’s my very, very favorite time of year. When I was a kid it was because my birthday is in July. Today, it’s simply because I hate, hate, hate cold weather. It makes me want to cuss.

On another note, this year, my family made my birthday so very special, which was yesterday. First of all, my kids bought me a dress. Yes, my teens. My daughter made note of it while the two of us were internet-window-shopping. Here it is –

That’s my Katelyn and Brantley.

And, yes, I’m so very short. I did end up changing into gym shorts and a t-shirt because I was cooking and couldn’t take two steps across the kitchen floor without almost tripping and breaking my damn neck. It does NOT change the fact that I absolutely love this dress and my next lunch or dinner (or whatever) date I definitely plan to wear it (with espadrilles)! I was so touched by their gift – oh and a homemade card, which is the best!

Mark was so sweet too –

Note the candles on my cake – my man is so smart.


They gave me a very special birthday. My favorite part was everybody being together and, of course, eating. My cousin (should be my sister), Meighan of The Meighan Project (check out her blog; it’s awesome and so damn inspiring), her fiance Ben, and many of Katelyn’s friends hung out with us (friends not pictured), ate and laughed and I enjoyed it so much.

Ok, back to summertime. What do you think of? Pool, ice cream, grill outs, and milkshakes.

Oh, and boozy milkshakes.

I mean, why not?

This was my first time to make homemade ice cream using eggs. I typically make the whole cream, sugar, etc. version. I’ve been wanting to try out a hard core version of homemade ice cream, and I decided to try out Brown Eyed Baker’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe.  As much as I don’t have an affinity for sweets…

This was the bomb.com. The kids LOVED the ice cream. This lovely little shake/cocktail is a combination of fantastic homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, Pinnacle Whipped VodkaDiet Barq’s Root Beer, whipped cream and a lovely cherry on top.


Let’s not forget the sprinkles.

Oh, and BTW a few years ago I made this White Chocolate White Russian made with Pinnacle Whipped Vodka that was amazing. It has been one of my most popular recipes since I started this itty bitty teeny tiny blog. You need to check it out.

Here’s the printable – and keep in mind the kids didn’t sample the real version.

There’s was sans the whipped vodka.

Boozy Mint Chocolate Chip Root Beer Floats

Boozy Mint Chocolate Chip Root Beer Floats


  • This recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (for 4 servings use 1 regular ice cream scoop each)
  • Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, about 1 oz per serving, but to your discretion 😉
  • Diet root beer (or feel free to use regular root beer, but that's what I used)
  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Sprinkles


  • Make the ice cream according to directions.
  • Place one scoop into a glass, add vodka, root beer (until the glass is full), add whipped cream and top with a cherry and sprinkles.
  • Serve.
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  • Natasha in Oz
    July 16, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    What a fun birthday celebration and what a fun drink! I’ve just pinned this post. Thanks for joining the Say G’Day Saturday linky party!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  • Shea
    July 17, 2014 at 2:47 AM

    Thanks Natasha!!

  • Jann Olson
    July 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    Happy Birthday from another July baby! I will celebrate on the 17th. Looks like you had loads of fun with your cute family! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  • Shea
    July 17, 2014 at 2:47 AM

    Thanks Jann – and Happy Birthday to you too 😉

  • Amy | The Happy Scraps
    July 14, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    It looks like you had a fun birthday! Thank you for sharing at The Creative Exchange!

  • Shea
    July 17, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    Thank you Amy!

  • Emily
    July 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Umm, YUM! How cute too!

  • Jamie
    July 11, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    A “boozy” float! I love it and I bet it tastes amazing!

  • Shea
    July 17, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    Thanks so much Jamie 🙂

  • Kari Scott
    July 11, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Happy Birthday! Hope you had an amazing day! & these floats look awesome!!! Thanks for sharing these! I would like to email you and feature your recipe!

    Kari Scott
    Editor for Alabama Women Bloggers

  • Shea
    July 17, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    Thanks so much Kari!

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