Our Favorite Summer Dessert Trick Is an Amaro Float
Amaro floats combine the best of both worlds: ice cream and booze.
You've just had a great (albeit indulgent) meal and find yourself faced with a classic dilemma: Do you go for something a little bitter, like an amaro, to help you digest? A coffee to perk you up? Or do you end the night on a sweet note with dessert? According to chef Joe Beddia of Philadelphia’s beloved Pizzeria Beddia, there’s no need to choose—or rather, you just need to choose an amaro float. Inside the Hoagie Room (where Beddia serves a hoagie and pizza omakase—yes, you read that right), glass cups filled with creamy soft-serve ice cream are swirled with bitter Italian liqueur, the ideal ratio being five ounces of high-quality ice cream topped with one ounce of amaro. The result is a perfect treat that, like the ending of any great meal, is bittersweet. Here are some of our favorite amaro floats to make at home.