Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ice cream float

Ice cream floats, also known as ice cream sodas, can be as colorful and varied as you wish.
* Makes 1

  • 2 cups lemon–lime soda, chilled
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • a few mini-marshmallows

Put 1 scoop of ice cream into a chilled, tall soda glass. Pour the soda in slowly, because it will bubble up on contact with the ice cream.

Add the second scoop of ice cream and top with a few small marshmallows. Serve immediately with a long soda spoon and straws.

Variations:

  • Red raspberry float
Instead of the basic recipe, use strawberry or raspberry soda and raspberry water ice. Top with fresh raspberries and a few nuts.

  • Chocolate cream float
Prepare the basic recipe, using chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

  • Brown cow float
Prepare the basic recipe, using cola and whipped cream instead of marshmallows.

  • Double brown cow float
Instead of the basic recipe, use a cola beverage and chocolate ice cream. Top with grated chocolate.

  • Root beer (black) float
Prepare the basic recipe, using root beer instead of lemon-lime soda, and finish with a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

  • Boston cooler
For this recipe, use ginger ale instead of lemon-lime soda and sprinkles instead of marshmallows.