Chai Coffee Ice Cream Float, and a Happy MoFo to You!

chai coffee float

This chai coffee ice cream float is a decadent afternoon pick-me-up that is in no way healthy at all but is freaking delicious!

I try to avoid refined sugar for the most part, but sometimes a gal has got to treat herself! Last week I was dragging a little bit after lunch and decided that I needed something a little bit fancier than my usual emergency iced coffee. We had a bit of coffee left from that morning, so this took about 15 seconds to make.

My girlfriend requested an ice cream float bar for her baby shower that I helped organize. My contribution to the float bar was supposed to be ginger ale and coconut ice cream to make coconut ginger floats, but I accidentally got vanilla ice cream instead. D’oh! I’ve had floats on the brain ever since.

Today is the first day of the Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo), so why not kick things off with something totally decadent, right? If you’re new to the MoFo, it’s an annual blogging party, where for a whole month food bloggers celebrate vegan food. You don’t have to be a vegan site to participate, but many of the participating sites are vegan. I look forward to this every year – some of my favorite food bloggers are ones that I’ve found through the MoFo in previous years! You can check out my archive of Vegan MoFo posts here!

Chai Coffee Ice Cream Float

Some simple chai spices made this basic ice cream float a little bit more special. What is it about chai that’s so amazing??


  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla ice cream – I used Trade Joe’s vanilla soy ice cream, but whatever you have handy will work just fine.
  • 1 pinch each ground cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon
  • Coffee


  • Scoop the ice cream into your glass and add the spices. Top off with coffee and give a stir to combine just a little bit.
15 comments on “Chai Coffee Ice Cream Float, and a Happy MoFo to You!
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  5. This sounds so good! But then again, what isn’t ice cream good in? Love that you added coffee instead of pop. I just so happen to have some coconut ice cream kicking around so I may have to try your gingerale idea too!

  6. This sounds so good! Once upon a time, I used to love putting a big scoop of ice cream in my hot coffee in the morning and then racing to see how much cold ice cream I could eat out of it before it melted. I rationalized that it wasn’t all that different from creamer and sugar, just a heck of a lot more delicious. I haven’t done that in many years, but your float totally makes me want to revisit the spirit of that experience!

  7. Way, way back, we used to go to concerts at a coffee house in Philly, and they served something similar to this. Thanks for unearthing the memory!

  8. This is most definitely healthy!! HEALTHY for your soul!! I LOVE TJ’s soy ice cream! It’s one of my favorites for both price and flavor. This seriously sounds amazing and I cannot wait to try it.

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