Cocktail Friday ~ Pecan Pie Soda Float!!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is LESS than a week away?

 

Me either.  I’m fairly convinced I’ve been victim to some type of time conspiracy, but I obviously can’t prove it, so whatevs.

 

Anyways — I saw a recipe for Pecan Pie Soda in the Thanksgiving issue of Food Network magazine and was intrigued…

 

So I decided to take things one step further and turn it into an ice cream float.  It’s seriously delicious!!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Pecan Pie Syrup:
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans (I toasted mine by tossing them in a skillet over medium heat and stirring until fragrant)
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • The Rest:
  • Club Soda
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream

1.   In a medium saucepan, bring water, pecans, syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, lemon, and salt to a rolling boil.  Lower heat and continue to boil until mixture reduces to about 3/4 cup of syrup (about 40 minutes to an hour).  Strain and let cool, setting pecans aside for garnish.

2.  Scoop ice cream into glass.  Pour a few tablespoons of syrup in glass, then top with club soda and mix gently.  Top with whipped cream, candied pecans, and additional syrup if desired.

These are seriously yummy — I hope you enjoy them!! Have a happy weekend and a great Thanksgiving!!

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