Yummy Ice Cream Floats
That Melt in Your Mouth

Here's my secret to making the perfect ice cream floats:

Put 1 scoop of ice cream in glass first. Fill half the glass with soda or juice. Then add the other scoop of ice cream. Add as much soda or juice to fill the glass (watch out for the froth!).

Strawberry Spider

1 cup vanilla ice cream
2 cups strawberry soda
whipped cream

Scoop vanilla ice cream into a tall glass. Pour strawberry soda (be careful to pour slowly as it froths). Spoon whipped cream on top.

This recipe was submitted by Aaliya, age 9.

Root Beer Float

1 cup root beer
2 scoops French vanilla ice cream

Place glass mug in freezer for 30 minutes until frosty. Pour root beer then scoop ice cream. See the video clip below, "Making a Root Beer Float".    [Update: Sorry the video clip is no longer available.]

Orange Sherbert Float

1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup ginger ale
2 scoops orange sherbert

Serves 1.

Snow White

2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 cups 7-up or other carbonated lemon-lime drink

Add ice cream to glass, then pour 7-up.

Coke Float

2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 cups Coca Cola or other cola drink

Scoop out ice cream, then pour cola into glass.

Boston Cooler

2 scooops vanilla ice cream
2 cups ginger ale

Serves 1.

Grand Slammer

2 scoops rainbow sherbert
1 cup seltzer water

Serves 1.

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