Strawberry Rum Float + (How to Drink Your Berries)
Quick and easy homemade strawberry syrup melds with creamy vanilla ice cream when fizzled with club soda. epicurious.com
Makes 4 servings
1 1/2 lb strawberries, hulled (4 cups), plus 1 cup wedges for serving
1/2 cup simple syrup (see cook's note), plus more to taste
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup white rum
4 small scoops vanilla ice cream
16 oz club soda
- In a blender, puree hulled strawberries, simple syrup, lemon juice and rum until smooth.
- Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing seeds to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard seeds. Add simple syrup to taste.
- Divide strawberry syrup among 4 tall glasses. Pour 4 ounces club soda into each glass and stir gently to combine. Divide strawberry wedges among glasses and top with ice cream.
- Serve immediately with long straws and spoons.
To make simple syrup: Bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil, stirring, and cook until clear, about 1 minute. Cool, then refrigerate up to 1 week.
231 calories per serving, 4 g fat (2 g saturated), 31 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein