Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with your two favorite food groups: Ice cream and Rosé.

In honor of National Ice Cream day, I’m switching up my usual wine of the week pairings with a sweet dessert pairing: Sparkling rosé and Haagen Daas vanilla ice cream. These sweet ice cream treats are not only tasty, but they’re adorable too. These “adult floats” can be a great party dessert for bridal showers, birthday parties, or anniversaries!

Wine: Sweet Sparkling Rosé

For this recipe in particular, aim to buy a sparkling rosé that less than $20 and not too dry. The ice cream and raspberry sauce will overpower the wine on the sweetness spectrum, so don’t waste your money on an expensive wine.

I used Korbel Sparkling Sweet Rosé, which was designed to have bright fruit flavors and aromas of vanilla. This is a great “party wine” since it pairs with many desserts and appetizers. It’s definitely on the sweeter side and will cater to the sweet tooths in your crew.

Shop a sparkling rosé (under $20) for your raspberry rosé floats:

Raspberry Float Recipe

This recipe requires 3 simple ingredients and makes for a picture worthy and delicious dessert.

Ingredients and Recipe:
  • Raspberry Sauce (I used Lyons Dessert Syrup)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream (my favorite is Haagen-Dazs)
  • Sparkling Rosé (suggestions listed above)
Pour small amounts of raspberry sauce at the bottom of champagne flutes. Scoop in small amounts of vanilla ice cream. Slowly pour in rosé over the top until the glass is full. Serve immediately.
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