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How to Make an Ice Cream Float

Mix up your favorite soda with a scoop of ice cream to enjoy this sweet American tradition!


  • Step 1: Fill the glass two-thirds full with soda and wait for the fizz to settle.
  • Step 2: Use the ice cream scoop to portion one large scoop per float.
  • TIP: Vanilla is the traditional flavor in a float, but you can use any ice cream you want, even a fruity sorbet.
  • Step 3: Gently drop the ball of ice cream into the glass. The soda will start to fizz!
  • Step 4: Top with whipped cream and add a straw.
  • TIP: Add candy pieces or nuts for an extra-special treat.
  • Step 5: Drink up!
  • FACT: Traditional ice cream floats were made by combining either 7 UP or Coca-Cola with vanilla ice cream.

You Will Need

  • A tall glass
  • Your favorite soda
  • Ice cream or sorbet
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Whipped cream
  • A long straw
  • Candy or nuts

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