3 Recipes to Float Your Way to a Boozy Summer Dessert

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. 

Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Photo by: Todd Plitt

Todd Plitt

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Remember those old-school root beer floats you had as a kid, the ones with inches’ worth of foamy soda on top and chilly scoops of vanilla ice cream at the bottom? The three floats the co-hosts of The Kitchen unveiled this week aren’t like that. They’re better — and boozier.

See how Marcela Valladolid, Sunny Anderson and Katie Lee put their signature spins on this dessert-drink hybrid by checking out their next-level recipes below.

Whiskey-Stout Chocolate Ice Cream Float

Since stout boasts natural chocolate flavors, that particular beer is an ideal pick for this chocolate lover’s masterpiece, made especially indulgent with the help of a splash of whiskey.

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. 

Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Photo by: Todd Plitt

Todd Plitt

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Sunny’s Bacon Berry Fun Float

Confetti vanilla ice cream delivers on the tried-and-true whimsy you know and love in a classic float, while the raspberry-flavored malt liquor guarantees a bold pop of color. When it comes to the bacon, that smoky bite is just what’s needed to balance the sweetness of the float.

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. 

Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Photo by: Todd Plitt

Todd Plitt

Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV

Mango-Raspberry Margarita Float

Follow Katie’s lead and opt for two flavors of sorbet — mango and raspberry — to achieve a bright, fruity bite in this five-minute float. As for her choice of liquor? Katie’s all about tequila, a la a classic margarita, as the liquor pairs well with the lemon-lime soda.

Tune in to The Kitchen on Saturdays at 11a|10c.

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