I have an interesting relationship with lavender. For one, I love the smell of lavender. Ask any of my good college friends what Glade plug-in I used in my dorm room and they would say LAVENDER. But in terms of eating or drinking lavender, my love had not yet gone to that level.
I discovered Dry Lavender Soda a few years ago at a burger joint in Atlanta. I figured since I was in the "trying something new" phase I'd give it a go. Little did I know how amazing it actually was. This simple soda changed my life, well it at least changed the way I viewed my old love.
After returning to Baltimore from my trip I was obsessed with the flavor, along with developing an obsession with the company that made this soda (Dry Soda). After purchasing and devouring my first 4-pk, my mind began to race with ideas as to what to DO with this soda. I immediately thought of an ice cream float, but finding the perfect ice cream was not so easy. I eventually gave up because I didn't want to settle for a plain vanilla. Not even a full week later I stumbled across Moorenko's Honey Lavender ice cream and a lovely lavender-lemon simple syrup by Royal Rose. After snagging those items, I was in business!!
1 bottle of Dry Lavender Soda*
1-2tsp Lavender Lemon Simple Syrup
2 scoops of Honey Lavender Ice Cream (or whatever flavor ice cream you prefer)
In a mason jar, I added the simple syrup and a scoop of ice cream. I then poured a good amount of the soda (about 1/2 a bottle) and topped it off with another scoop of ice cream.
* 1 bottle of Dry Lavender Soda can make about 2 floats.