Mango Sorbetto "Colada" Float

June 13, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by Mark Weinberg
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

For this Mango Sorbetto "Colada" Float, I recommend imagining you are on a beach with calm, gently lapping waves. Serve with squat wedges of lime, or a freshly ground nutmeg-and-raw-sugar rim. This float is also a prime opportunity to bring out kitsch decorative flair, in the straw-and-umbrella department. The coconut milk makes for a dairy free version of an Italian cream soda, and I used Talenti Gelato's Alphonso Mango sorbetto for the frozen part of the drink. —Cristina Sciarra

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) dark rum
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) light rum
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) lime juice
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 pint mango sorbet
  • Fizzy water
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) coconut milk
  1. To make the boozy base, whisk together the dark and light rums, the lime and pineapple juices, and the raw sugar; the sugar does not have to be completely dissolved. Refrigerate until very cold, at least 4 hours.
  2. To make the floats, divide the rum-and-juice base between the glasses. With the fizzy water, fill the glasses until they are 3/4-full. Add a small scoop of mango sorbet to the top of each glass, along with 1 tablespoon of coconut milk.

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Cristina is a writer, cook, and day job real estate developer. She studied literature, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing, and completed the Basic Cuisine course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She lives in Jersey City with her husband--a Frenchman she met in Spain--and their sweet black cat, Minou. Follow her writings, recipes, publications and photography at

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