Why do creamy and bubbly go so well together? We’re not sure who was the first genius to create an ice cream float, but we’re all about following in their delicious footsteps.
An ice cream float is not to be confused with an egg cream, though both have similar ingredients. An ice cream float is ice cream topped with soda, while an egg cream is milk, seltzer, and flavored syrup.
Ice cream floats used to be made with your usual suspects–traditional cola and sodas–but now there is an abundance of naturally-sweetened carbonated beverages from which to choose. You can even make your own with flavored syrup and seltzer! (This is also known as an Italian soda.)
We love this recipe because ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream paired with a natural soda makes an ice cream float you can enjoy minus the tummy ache after. An added bonus of making your own soda to pair with your ice cream is that you can even control how sweet your float will be or what it’s sweetened with.
Check out our super simple (and customizable!) recipe for a vanilla cherry ice cream float below:
Ingredients (makes 2 floats)
1 pint of ENLIGHTENED Vanilla Ice Cream
Two servings of cherry soda (or flavor of your choosing)
Scoop half a pint of ENLIGHTENED Vanilla Ice Cream into a cute jar (of course not optional 😉 ).
Top with your favorite cherry soda, or eel free to mix things up and use other flavors like orange or watermelon.
Finish with a fancy straw!
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