Nutmilk Ice Cream Float recipe from Amelia Taylor

5 Aug 2021

Velvetiser Recipes

Cool, creamy, and dairy-free — why not try out Amelia Taylor’s delectable velvetised Nutmilk Ice Cream Float recipe?

Think the Velvetiser is just for hot drinks? Certainly not! Amelia Taylor (@withameliataylor) is here to show you how you can use your machine to whip up a deliciously creamy ice cream float made from smooth Nutmilk chocolate.

Equipment you’ll need

  • The Velvetiser
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Glasses or mugs — this recipe serves one large or two small; the perfect portions for our Petite Pod Cups


Nutmilk Hot Chocolat Sachet
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Step one: Pour some oat milk into the Velvetiser — enough to cover the whisk.

Step two: After that, add one sachet of Nutmilk Hot Chocolate, press the button, and let the machine do its thing.

Step three: In the meantime, drizzle date syrup around the inside of your cups or glasses.

Step four: Add two large ice cubes to the cups and pour a dash of cold oat milk in each.

Step five: Once the Velvetiser has stirred your ingredients into a silky-smooth blend, top up your cups with the velvetised beverage.

Step six: Add a generous scoop of ice cream to each milkshake and garnish with a sprinkle of your crushed hazelnuts and almond flakes.

How to enjoy

Is it a drink? Is it dessert? However you categorise this delectable Ice Cream Float, you can be sure it’ll keep you cool and satisfied when the weather’s warm. Although, in our humble opinion, ice cream is a perfectly acceptable treat all year round.

Milk options

Oat milk is a great option for a decadently creamy beverage. However, you can use whichever milk you fancy. Coconut milk will add a distinctly tropical flavour, while almond will give your drink a delicately nutty taste. Why not check out our guide on plant milks to help you decide?

Amelia’s recipe is suitable for vegans, but if you prefer, you could use dairy milk. We can guarantee that the Nutmilk Hot Chocolat flakes will ensure an irresistibly rich flavour and texture either way!

Topping ideas

Hazelnuts and almonds give Amelia’s recipe a delicious bit of crunchy contrast to the smoothness of the velvetised drink and refreshing ice cream. However, there are all sorts of ways you can top your Nutmilk Ice Cream Float, so why not get creative?

Fancy adding an extra layer of chocolate decadence? Grated chocolate or a sprinkle of cocoa powder can add even more depth of flavour. Likewise, dark chocolate lovers might enjoy a smattering of 70% Dark Chocolate Baton shavings. On the other hand, perhaps you’d like to add a subtle vanilla sweetness with grated white chocolate.

And if you want a truly luxurious float, you could always add a trickle of your favourite tipple. For instance, we recommend Salted Caramel Cacao Vodka Liqueur for a topping that brings just the right balance of sweetness and punch.

Toppings for your nutmilk ice cream float
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However you top your Nutmilk Ice Cream Float, we’d love to see your creations, so why not share on social media and show Amelia your appreciation? Feel free to tag us at @hotelchocolat, too.