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Another Easy Basketball Party + 2 Delicious Recipes

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I told you it was party week here at Endlessly Inspired, and when I promise you party week, I am going to deliver. In a big way.

I know I just shared a basketball party a couple of weeks ago, but that seems to have created a monster. Or to be more accurate, three little monsters. Now that NCAA® March Madness is in full swing, the boys are obsessed and have now been asking for basketball viewing parties pretty much every day. So I decided to do it again.

Throw together a fun basketball party with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. There are a bunch of cute ideas and recipes in here!

This time, I was inspired by the new Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack available at Walmart. I am a total sucker for fun product names and packaging, so when I saw what these can four-packs were called, I knew I had to get them.

Plus, you can get four 4-packs (a total of 16 cans) for $5, or two packs for $3. I got all three kinds — Vanilla Coke, Cherry Coke and Coke Zero — because I wanted to try to make some fun recipes with them. And again, I think I delivered.

This Chocolate Covered Cherry Coke Float is made with Cherry Coke, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate whipped cream vodka. Holy moly, yes.

My first recipe is for the grown ups. It’s a Chocolate Covered Cherry Coke Float made with vanilla ice cream, Cherry Coke and chocolate whipped cream vodka. For reals.

This Chocolate Covered Cherry Coke Float is made with Cherry Coke, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate whipped cream vodka. Holy moly, yes.

I feel like Coke floats are usually meant for kids, but why? Why, I ask?? Why can’t grown-ups pretend to be kids for a little bit?? Well, except for the whole vodka thing. You know what I mean.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coke Float
Serves 1
A creamy and delicious Coke float made with Cherry Coke and vanilla ice cream and spiked with chocolate whipped cream vodka.
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Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. 1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  2. 1 12-oz can Cherry Coke
  3. 1 oz. chocolate whipped cream vodka
Instructions
  1. 1. Place ice cream in a large glass or jar. Slowly pour in Cherry Coke and vodka. Stir and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Note: For even more chocolatey flavor, you could use chocolate ice cream instead!
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Now that you’re all excited from the Cherry Coke float, get a load of this: Two-ingredient cupcakes. Well, 3-ingredient, if you count the icing. 

Two ingredient cupcakes. Seriously! You will never believe what is used to make these cupcakes! My mind is blown.

Whaaaaat??

Seriously. Two ingredients: a box of cake mix and a can of Vanilla Coke. I couldn’t believe it.

I had read before about using a can of soda instead of all of the ingredients listed on the cake mix box, but I could not imagine how it would work. I decided to give it a shot with the Vanilla Coke, and my mind is officially blown.

Two ingredient cupcakes. Seriously! You will never believe what is used to make these cupcakes! My mind is blown.

All you do is dump your boxed cake mix into a bowl and slowly whisk in one can of Vanilla Coke. No eggs, water, oil — nothing. Once the batter is all smooth, plop the batter into some cupcake liners and bake as directed on the package. Before you know it, you’ll have some moist, delicious cupcakes! You would never guess by tasting them that they’re made with soda. And to make them officially the world’s easiest cupcakes, I iced them with frozen french vanilla whipped topping. Dee-freaking-licious.

Two-ingredient Cupcakes
The world's easiest cupcakes -- they are made with literally two ingredients: a boxed cake mix and a can of Vanilla Coke.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 boxed cake mix {I used Classic White flavor}
  2. 1 12-oz can Vanilla Coke
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven according to directions on cake mix box. Place dry cake mix into a large bowl. Slowly pour in Vanilla Coke and whisk until smooth. Fill cupcake liners approximately 2/3 full. Bake according to package directions and cool completely before icing.
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And I don’t know about you, but cupcakes + alcohol definitely = party in my book. 

Throw together a fun basketball party with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. There are a bunch of cute ideas and recipes in here!

I created a fun little party that you can throw together quickly and easily if you have friends show up at the last minute to watch some NCAA® March Madness!

Throw together a fun basketball party with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. There are a bunch of cute ideas and recipes in here!

I dipped some pretzel rods in orange candy melts and topped them off with chocolate sprinkles for some cute little basketball-colored treats. Popcorn and mini bagel pizzas are easy-to-eat snacks that everyone loves.

Throw together a fun basketball party with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. There are a bunch of cute ideas and recipes in here!

I set up a station where people can make their own floats. If you’re having a bunch of people, the easiest way to do this is to scoop out the ice cream and place the scoops on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the freezer. Before the party begins, put 1-2 scoops of ice cream in a bunch of Mason jars. Seal up the jars and place them in a tub full of ice near the bar. When people want a float, they can just grab a jar and add in their preferred flavor of Coca-Cola and alcohol, if desired. Make sure to provide a glass full of fun straws!

Throw together a fun basketball party with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. There are a bunch of cute ideas and recipes in here!I think the centerpiece of this partyscape is my favorite thing. I got an inexpensive, $5 basketball from a discount store and CAREFULLY cut a hole in the top with a boxcutter. {Boxcutters and I don’t have a friendly past. We had a run-in one time that cost me 7 stitches on my thumb. I will now re-emphasize the word CAREFULLY.} I slid a large Mason jar inside and stuck in some white hydrangeas. I love the way it looks!

Throw together a fun basketball party with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. There are a bunch of cute ideas and recipes in here!

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Throw together a fun basketball party with Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Packs available at Walmart. There are a bunch of cute ideas and recipes in here!

Do you have any basketball fanatics in your house like I do? What are your favorite ways to celebrate NCAA® March Madness?

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  • Jess
    March 23, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    What a cute party spread! I love the floats, and your flower arrangement is beautiful! #client

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