Pool parties and beach days will be here before we know it, but these Lemon and Lavender Spiked Kombucha Floats are going to take us there right away.
I don’t know how it’s been where you live, but the weather here in Santa Barbara has been a bit funky as of late. About a week ago, we started seeing the socked in, foggy mornings that are typical for the month of June (hence the term “June gloom”) but it seems the gloom has arrived early this year in the form of “May gray.” Don’t get me wrong, I love these foggy mornings (I did grow up in Santa Cruz, after all), but I’m really hoping we get a little break soon since we do in fact have a pool party to attend this weekend and Memorial Day is only two weeks away!
Speaking of Memorial Day, what are everyone’s plans? Are you going anywhere or doing anything exciting? Our plans are still up in the air as of right now. It’s Chris’ 30th birthday and we’ll definitely be celebrating it in some way, but to be honest we haven’t really been able to get our act together and plan any big adventures since wedding planning has basically taken over our life 😛 I’m sure we’ll have fun, though, as we always do!
I can assure you that as soon as the fog lifts (or maybe even before then, if we’re feeling nostalgic) we’ll be making our fair share of these Lemon and Lavender Spiked Kombucha Floats. It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of kombucha, especially TheBu’s delicious flavors. You’ve seen me turn them into some delicious cocktails like this Peachy Tangerine Kombucha Mimosa and this Tropical Rum Runner, but what you don’t see is me drinking them, like, every. single. day. in their pure form. Seriously, I love them so much. We’ve been trying to cut down a little on our alcohol intake the past few months in preparation for the wedding and, well, #life, and their kombucha is the perfect “cocktail” for me to enjoy and wind down after a busy day at work.
Buuuuuut, we all know that I’m all about that B-A-L-A-N-C-E so of course I have to indulge a little every now and then. And these Lemon and Lavender Spiked Kombucha Floats are just that indulgence. Now, I know that you know I’m all about TheBu, but if for some reason you can’t find TheBu in your area, you can either find it here on their website, or sub in YOUR own favorite kombucha. Basically any flavor that pairs well with lemon will substitute just fine.
These floats are suuuuuuper easy and suuuuuuuper tasty. Their creamy and refreshing, with a hit of tang from the limoncello and the kombucha. I used the classic French Vanilla ice cream for these, but if you want to “health-ify” this recipe even more, feel free to sub in your favorite frozen yogurt or non-dairy ice cream. This recipe is so easy to make your own!
The only trouble you might run across is the meltability factor, but that’s easily remedied by popping each float into the freezer as you dish them out. That short stint in the ice box won’t make them freeze TOO much, and it will keep the floats from making a huge mess on you kitchen counters as the ice cream oozes over the top of the glass (unless you’re looking for an artsy photo that is – see my “artistic” attempts below.)
These Lemon and Lavender Spiked Kombucha Floats are ready in less than 10 minutes flat and thus the perfect treat for when you want to spend your whole day out by the pool and not in the kitchen. And if that melting thing becomes an issue as you’re enjoying your delicious treat outside? Well then, I think that gives you an excuse to hop in for a swim!
- 4 large scoops of French Vanilla ice cream or your preferred substitute
- 6 ounces limoncello
- 2 ounces vodka
- 8 ounces TheBu Lavender Kombucha or your favorite kombucha
- Dried culinary lavender optional; recommended more for looks than taste
- If needed, place individual floats in freezer while making the other(s) so they don’t melt too much.
- Enjoy immediately for best results.
That’s a pool of deliciousness right there…