While I love my sorbet or frozen cocktails as much as the next girl, I also am very mindful to practice balance in my eating habits. So, when I can find a treat that is the perfect combination of indulgence and health, I get pretty excited. And that is exactly what these Kombucha Floats are.
Think of kombucha floats as a healthy new twist on classic root beer floats. The flavor combination of the kombucha with coconut ice cream will dance on your taste buds while also enhancing your gut health! They are the perfect quick treat to whip together for yourself on a hot summer evening or to serve to a crowd at a gathering.
If you are new to the glory of kombucha, allow me to introduce you to a household staple of mine! Kombucha is a fermented sweet tea that is loaded with probiotics, aids in digestion, and helps reduce inflammation. It is slightly effervescent and has a very distinct taste. Kombucha can have a sweeter tang or be true to its tea roots with a milder earthy flavor. Some people love kombucha. Some people hate it. Most people hate it at first and then love it after they give lovely kombucha a chance or two. All of its health benefits make it worth giving it a few tries and I suggest trying a variety of flavors before deciding if kombucha is meant to be a part of your healthy lifestyle or not.
I first heard of kombucha floats while chatting it up with one of the tap girls at my favorite local kombucha bar (yes, those are a thing). She mentioned enjoying one on a vacation and it sounded too ridiculously refreshing, easy, and healthy to not try myself. All it took was 2 minutes (literally), one float and I was hooked!
The creaminess of the coconut ice cream complements that tang of whatever kombucha favor you use and possibility for flavor combinations between the kombucha and ice cream are truly endless! Make your own coconut ice cream or kombucha or buy a decent brand at the store to enjoy these floats on a whim. Naturally paleo, dairy-free, and vegan, these kombucha floats are the perfect easy dessert to serve to a crowd with a variety of eating styles.
*Makes 1 float
1 ¼ cups of kombucha (pick the flavor you like best)
1 large scoop (about ½ a cup) of vanilla coconut milk ice cream
Pour the kombucha into a tall glass. I like using mason jars, but have found glasses with wide mouths helped to minimize mess! Float the coconut milk ice cream on top of the kombucha. Enjoy with a straw, spoon, and a beautiful sunset (preferably in a hammock).
Taesha is a wife, mother, and teacher based in San Diego. She aims to use her website, TheNaturalNurturer.com, to inspire people towards a healthy lifestyle through her family-friendly recipes and tips. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.