The other day I was asking my family if they associate Christmas with any specific dessert, the way we associate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie. They couldn’t think of any. Sure, there are cookies and pies (my favorite is sour cherry, but I missed the crop this year so didn’t get to freeze any). And I’m sorry, but I still can’t quite figure out what is in mincemeat pie, and that scares me. And well, there is fruitcake…but not everyone cares for that.
So here is a dessert for Christmas that is not only easy and simple (as all floats are) but also much lighter and palate cleansing than a plateful of cookies or a slab of pie.
(But let me know what dessert you associate with the holidays this time of year…I’d love to hear! Comment below.)
Festive Tangerine-Pomegranate Float
Tangerines or clementines (1 per float)
Seltzer water or ginger ale
Vanilla ice cream
Lime slices for garnish
1. Fill a large glass halfway with ice.
2. Squeeze the juice of one tangerine or clementine into the glass.
3. Fill the glass to 2/3 full with pomegranate juice.
4. Fill almost to the top with seltzer or, for a sweeter taste, ginger ale.
5. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a slice of lime for garnish.
6. Stir gently with a straw to melt the ice cream a bit, and sip it up!