This recipe is brought to you by Food Network chef Sunny Anderson. I wish I could claim it as my own, because it’s fabulous! Every summer I swear I’m going to make it, stack it with other recipe cards, and promptly forget about it. But not this summer.
If you love Pimm’s, and you love ice cream, then you’ll love this treat!
I didn’t follow Sunny’s recipe to the T – hers included strawberries, and being passed strawberry season, I instead decided on blackberries and raspberries. So here’s what I did.
Sunny’s Pimm and Proper Ice Cream Float
Serves 4 or 2, depending on the serving size
1 pound raspberries and blackberries
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup water
First place the berries in a small pot. Add the sugar and water. Bring to a boil and stir gently, until the sugar dissolves. Put the lid on, and lower the heat.
After about 5-6 minutes, remove the lid, and cook about 1 minute more. Place the pot in the refrigerator and let the berries and syrup cool completely.
To complete the ice cream floats, you will need:
Vanilla ice Cream
To prepare the floats, but about 2 heaping tablespoons of the berries and syrup in the bottoms of ice cream glasses. Add an equal volume of Pimm’s to both. Scoop out the ice cream and place it in the glasses.
Right before serving, add the Fresca.
I also served a skewer of blackberries, just for fun.
Sunny not only made a strawberry syrup in her original recipe, she also used strawberry ice cream. I chose vanilla because I wanted to taste the other flavors.
After tasting these, I’d still opt for vanilla. But I’m sure you could come up with many different ideas for these floats!
They’re really refreshing, and would make a fun dessert after a summer dinner party as well!
This looks simply yummy Mimi !! I’m going to share this recipe with my niece…she adores Pimm’s!! I haven’t been posting – or commenting – this summer. I hadn’t planned to ‘take the summer off’ but I’ve been traveling a lot and working in my gardens it. I hope you’re enjoying your summer!! ; o )
Well a blog is like having an unpaid job, but the good thing is that you’re your own boss! Have a great rest of your summer!
thanks for sharing, lovely photos
Wow! It looks delicious!
It was! And so unique!
Great photos, Mimi. I have never tried Pimm’s and have no clue what it tastes like.
Well I wish I could describe it!
I was so excited when I saw this! I am a Pimm’s lover myself and this is a must try! What a great idea!
I know – isn’t it so smart?!!
Wow – does this look good. I’ve just had the traditional “Pimm’s Cup” but this goes way over the top :)
Especially if you like ice cream floats! Which I haven’t had since my kids were little. This is a wonderful grown up float!
This looks beautiful and delicious! Love Pimms this time of year, and ice cream is for always.
You said it!
I’ve never had Pimm’s either! Some of my friends over the pond always talk about it. But it does look very refreshing, for sure. (p.s. Fresca is my secret soda pop, and I rarely drink a pop. So refreshing!)
Pimm’s is really hard to describe! But you should try it if you have the original recipe for it. It’s a perfect summer drink! I use Fresca in everything, too!
Its breakfast time yet I still want one of these.. Is that wrong?
Yum! The dessert looks stunning! I never had it before!
I know – it’s you unique! And perfect for summer!
What fun! This is now the fourth Pimm’s recipe I have seen this week. Is this a subtle hint form the Universe?
Maybe that we should hurry up and drink more Pimm’s before the summer ends…
Wonderful Mimi – I’ll have to get a bottle of Pimm’s before the summer is over…
OK this idea is genius! Thanks for the trial run to test it out for us- so much yum!
I sacrificed… !!!
A float for grown ups, fantastic. I have a thing for Pimms, must be my heritage..
Fabulous stuff, isn’t it?!!
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I’m another who has never tried Pimm’s, but as much as I like other herbal liqueurs, I need to. I see a trip to my local ABC store in the next few days–I’ll hope that they have the mini bottles so I can try it that way. This would be perfect for the weather we’re having now.
Oh I hope you can find it! I don’t think it comes in mini bottles, but i hope i’m wrong!
As well as I like herbal liqueurs, I’ll risk a bottle, but out ABC store has a surprising array of the mini bottles.
To me, it isn’t that herby. It’s nothing like a St. Germaine, for example. It’s much more complex!
Sounds very interesting. I think I’m making a trip to the ABC store tomorrow. I appreciate the information.
Oh wow!! This looks amazing! I know I will love these :)
Nothing better than an adult ice cream float!!!
I have been drinking Pimms for 30 years and never thought of pairing it with ice-cream. Am keeping it for my next 5 Things we love!