Fatherly Float

Recently, one of my sisters asked if I knew I wanted to have a family with Logan when I first started dating him. There’s no question about it. I loved Logan more than anything and always imagined having a family with him. We met in high school and have been together ever since and in just a couple of months, it will have been 14 years since we started dating.

I love him more than yesterday and it has been pure joy to see him become a father. With every child that we have brought into our family, he has blossomed into a more patient, loving and get-down-on-the-floor-and-wrestle-the-sillies-out type of father than I ever imagined he’d become. Just to see our children’s faces light up when he walks into the room, makes my heart race.

Logan doesn’t like to make a fuss about “Hallmark Holidays” like Father’s Day, but I think he deserves to be celebrated. We try and show him how much he is appreciated every day, but in my eyes Father’s Day is definitely one to celebrate. What better way than with ice cream!

I put on a Beer Pairing Party for Logan’s 30th birthday last year and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this father’s day, the celebration of Logan being the father of three precious children this year, than with a boozy ice cream treat.

He’s still the Logan I knew and loved when I first met him: he’s more handsome to me now that he was the day before and the stuff that makes him who he is has gotten sweeter over time. He truly is an amazing father to our children.

Now, for the sweet stuff. We’re celebrating this Father’s Day with a Fatherly Float. I couldn’t decide between the fatherly float and the Manly Milkshake. It would do perfectly well as either. The flavor is stepped up to fatherdom thanks to the bourbon (a drink that Logan started enjoying after becoming a father…every time he drinks it, I feel like he’s straight out of the 1960’s…think Mad Men).

Perhaps an unlikely pairing, but the spice and dryness of the Bourbon (I used Michter’s) cuts a bit of the float’s overall sweetness. A balanced mouthfeel of a delicacy more akin to a more bitter dark chocolate, but with the utmost creamy nature of the ice cream. For those looking to provide a sweeter compliment to the chocolate, look into alternatives such as Kalhua or even Knob Creek’s Bourbon.

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there! I hope you’re able to get your hands on a Fatherly Float!

Fatherly Float


  • 2 tablespoons hot fudge
  • 2 scoops of chocolate moose tracks ice cream (or just plain chocolate ice cream)
  • 1 cherry
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2-1 ounce bourbon, to taste

How – To

  1. Put 1 tablespoon hot fudge at the bottom and drizzled on the sides of the glass.
  2. Add the scoops of ice cream to the glass.
  3. Pour the bourbon, remaining hot fudge and chopped dark chocolate on the top.
  4. Place a cherry on top and enjoy!

Servings: Makes one float, but easily scaleable to make more!

Note: It’s also delicious as a milkshake! Just blend the ice cream and bourbon together. Top with hot fudge, dark chocolate and cherry!

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