Pineapple Floats

Roasting crushed pineapple with brown sugar creates a delicious flavoring for ice cream-seltzer floats.

  • Yield: Makes 8
Pineapple Floats


  • 2 (8-ounce) cans crushed pineapple, drained, syrup reserved
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 quart best-quality vanilla ice cream
  • 1 liter club soda


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Place drained pineapple on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar. Cook until just golden, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; let cool completely.

  3. Divide pineapple evenly among 8 serving glasses. Top with 2 teaspoons syrup and 2 scoops ice cream. Fill with club soda. Drizzle with remaining syrup.


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