Rachael Ray: Vivian Howard Peanut, Pepsi, & Bourbon Float Recipe

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Rachael Ray: Vivian Howard Peanut, Pepsi, & Bourbon Float

Vivian Howard, author of the new cookbook “Deep Run Roots,” joined Rachael Ray to share some of her favorite recipes from the book. She really got the audience excited when she explained that she would be making a sweet, boozy drink worthy of both happy hour and dessert! Her Peanut, Pepsi, and Bourbon Float is the perfect balance between all three flavors, but the bourbon is completely optional!

To find out how to make your own float like Vivian’s, click next page.

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Rachael Ray: Vivian Howard Peanut, Pepsi, & Bourbon Float Recipe Ingredients

Rachael Ray: Vivian Howard Peanut, Pepsi, & Bourbon Float Recipe

Vivian Howard, Rachael Ray’s special guest prepared a Peanut, Pepsi and Bourbon Float as a sweet treat for guests to enjoy. (cmmorrison / Flickr)

For the Peanut Ice Cream:

  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C milk
  • 3 C salt-roasted peanuts – divided
  • small pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Float:

  • 16 oz Pepsi
  • 2 C Peanut Ice Cream
  • 4 oz bourbon (optional)

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Vivian Howard: Rachael Ray Peanut, Pepsi, & Bourbon Float Recipe Directions

  1. In a 1-qt container with a lid, stir the milk, 1 1/2 C peanuts, and heavy cream until mixed
  2. Place in the fridge overnight
  3. Roughly chop the rest of the peanuts, then set aside
  4. The next day, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl
  5. In a 2-qt saucepan, heat the heavy cream and peanut mixture to just under a boil
  6. Slowly whisk half the mixture into the yolks, avoiding scrambling the eggs
  7. Transfer the tempered yolks to the saucepan, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly, enough to coat the back of a spoon
  8. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and throw out the peanut remnants
  9.  Chill the ice cream base, overnight if possible
  10. Freeze he ice cream in an ice cream machine according to machine directions
  11. During the last few minutes of freezing, add the chopped peanuts
  12. Let the ice cream sit in the freezer for at least three hours before serving

For the Floats:

  1. Chill 4 glasses
  2. Add a heavy scoop of Peanut Ice Cream to the bottom of each glass
  3. Top with 1/2 C Pepsi, then finish with however much bourbon you like

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