There is a certain treat I do enjoy from time to time during the hot months…an ice cream float!Author Deanna Martinez
When I was little, my mom used to enjoy Root Beer floats. To this day, I still enjoy Root Beer! However, there are so many flavor combinations you can choose to make an ice cream float. I am here to get your creativity flowing with a few ideas to get you started.
First, pour your carbonated beverage into a tall glass. Then, add a scoop or two of ice cream. Finish off with a straw.
For a special treat, you can top your float with whipped topping!
Classic Root Beer float
- Root Beer and vanilla ice cream
Punch bowl float
- Ginger ale and sherbet
- Orange soda and vanilla ice cream
- Cranberry ginger ale and your choice of vanilla ice cream or a fruity variety
- Cheer Wine and vanilla ice cream
The possibilities are truly endless. How about vanilla coke and chocolate ice cream? I could go on and on.
On a side note, we should all have a great ice cream scoop in our kitchen. I have two great options for you here:
Tupperware Ice Cream Scoop (with Kathy)
Pampered Chef Ice Cream Scoop (with Laura)
Fun fact: The ice cream float was invented by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1874. He sold vanilla ice cream with soda and offered a choice of 16 flavored syrups.