The Bitter Barista's Cold Brew Coffee Soda Float

March 21, 2023Heather Lynn
cold brew coffee soda float

The decadent, highly caffeinated cold brew coffee soda float is the stuff adult summer dreams are made of. Photo by Kaity Shultz for Coffee or Die.

Summer is on its way, and I’m sure many of us are looking forward to sweating our asses off like a cat trying to bury shit on a marble floor. Or not.

If you’re anything like me, you fondly remember the days spent chasing down the ice cream truck on blistering afternoons; however, we are adults now and also need caffeine to function. So today, we’ve got the best of both worlds with this indulgent recipe, smashing together our love of coffee and ice cream with a cold brew coffee soda float!


  • Cold brew coffee
  • Ice (regular or crushed, your preference)
  • Club soda
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate syrup


  1. Before we concoct this delectable drink, we must prepare the cold brew! There are many different ways to make it (check out BRCC's nifty brewing devices), but for this recipe, I used BRCC’s Just Black Cold Brew Packs, which make the process a breeze! I dumped two packs into a pitcher of 4 cups of water and let them sit overnight. Voila, easy cold brew! 
  2. Throw some ice in your glass, and fill it halfway with your cold brew coffee.
  3. Add club soda to dilute the cold brew and make it fizzy. The measurement is all to preference — how strong and fizzy do you like your coffee? I like extra fizz, so I add as much soda as possible. 
  4. Add a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream.
  5. Chocolate. Fucking. Syrup. Drizzle that shit on top. As much as you like — the world is your oyster! 
  6. Enjoy!

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Heather Lynn
Heather Lynn

Heather Lynn is a contributor to Coffee or Die and a producer and influencer for BRCC, creating hands-on content for its social channels. Originally from Nicholasville, Kentucky, she was raised to love fishing, riding horses, and spending much of her time outdoors. Heather is passionate about acting and content creation. She enjoys the innovation involved in the process. She spends much of her time with her German shepherd dog, Arya, working out at the gym, and writing new skits.

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