Coffee Almond Floats Recipe
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Coffee Almond Floats Recipe

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I experimented until I came up with a replica of my favorite coffeehouse drink. Served in a fancy glass with a maraschino cherry on top, it's an impressive beverage.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 314 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a small pitcher, dissolve coffee granules in hot water. Add the milk, brown sugar and extract. Place a scoop of ice cream in each of two chilled glasses; pour coffee mixture over top. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Coffee Almond Floats in Reminisce February/March 2011, p52

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