24 Ice Cream Sodas That Will Float Your Boat
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24 Ice Cream Sodas That Will Float Your Boat

Those soda fountains your parents talk about? Well, they’re coming back in one tasty retro revival. But if you don’t have one nearby, there’s no need to panic. You can be your own soda jerk and make these fizzy, creamy cool down drinks right at home. That’s right: All you need for these ice cream soda and float recipes is a scoop or two of ice cream, some fizzy soda… and maybe some booze. Next thing to master: Old school diner talk!

1. Boozy Biscoff Beer Floats: We’re kind of already obsessed with Biscoff (um hello, Speculoos Cookie butter!), but combine that delicious coffee butter flavor with ice cream and chocolate porter, and you’ve got one heck of a treat. We can’t decide if we want this float for brunch or dessert! (via Bakers Royale)

2. Watermelon Soda Float: This is an all out homage to the summer food gods. It’s refreshingly tart and sweet with homemade lime froyo and homemade watermelon pop. (via Bon Appétit)

3. Cherry Spritzers: These champagne cocktails are as elegant as they are tart and sweet. This cherry bomb of a cocktail will be a hit at a bridal shower or girls’ night in. (via Peanut Butter and Peppers)

4. Coke Float Popsicles: All the flavor you love in a classic Coca-Cola float comes neatly packaged in fizzy popsicle form. Pssst… this recipe even calls for maple syrup. Can you say yum!? (via Lil’ Luna)

5. Vanilla Cherry Floats: This blend of classic flavors will be the cherry on top of your party. Mix grenadine with lime soda and vanilla ice cream — or try chocolate for a chocolate-covered cherry twist! (via Your Home Based Mom)

6. Prosecco Floats: Sweet bubbly is paired with not one but three light sorbets for this after dinner drink. We love how gorgeous layers of lemon, blackberry and raspberry sorbet look in these glasses. (via Bakers Royale)

7. Mint Chip Ice Cream Soda: In true ice cream soda fashion, these green drinks get their fizz from soda water. Their refreshing mint flavor comes from a few heaping scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream. And don’t forget the whipped cream! (via Cheryl Style)

8. Ginger Beer and Eggnog Float: What goes better with eggnog ice cream than gingerbread cookies? How about ginger beer! Pour the slightly spicy drink on top of your scoops for a little zing in a cup. (via In Sock Monkey Slippers)

9. Blueberry Maple Ice Cream Soda: This ice cream soda is like eating blueberry pancakes… in fizzy soda form! It’s made with homemade maple ice cream and fresh blueberry sauce — basically breakfast as dessert. (via Hungry Girl por Vida)

10. Rum and Coke Float: If rum and coke is the cocktail that floats your boat, then you’ll wish they served this version at your favorite bar. Bonus points for presentation to this blogger! (via Cooking Stoned)

11. Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Float: Nothing says it’s getting hot outside like a fresh glass of lemonade. Well, that was until this ice cream and fresh strawberry version came along. (via Yellow Bliss Road)

12. Kahlua Floats: These flutes pack a whole lot of yum into just a few sips. We’re talking coffee ice cream, sweet Kahlua and bubbles from a generous pour of champagne. We’ll cheers to that! (via Heather Christo)

13. Gingerbread Ice Cream Floats: Next time Christmas rolls around, forget leaving Santa cookies and opt for this gingerbread float instead. It has all that good cookie flavor with a helping of cream soda and vanilla ice cream on top. (via Love and Olive Oil)

14. Caramel Apple Cider Float: You don’t need to wait around until fall for this sparkling cider (though fresh pressed always tastes best!). It has all that caramel apple flavor you love packed into one glass. (via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)

15. Guinness Float: Alright dark beer lovers, this one’s for you! This float is made up of nothing more than vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and a bottle of Guinness… talk about goodness! (via Gimme Some Oven)

16. Sparkling Strawberry Float: This pretty-in-pink float takes the cake with its fruity flavors. It’s light enough to start off your night (just add a little champagne or vodka) and sweet enough to end with for dessert. (via Dessert Now Dinner Later)

17. Orange Cream Floats: Was the Creamsicle your favorite treat from the ice cream truck? Then you’ll love this float version. You can even make it ahead of time and freeze until guests arrive — if you can wait that long. (via Betty Crocker)

18. Hot Chocolate Floats: What a genius idea! Skip the marshmallows and add scoops of ice cream to your favorite hot chocolate instead. With every sip you’ll get a delicious vanilla-chocolate swirl. (via Sugar Hero)

19. Hazelnut Brown Beer Float: No tricks here, this nutty float really only calls for beer and vanilla ice cream. Try it with Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale, or your favorite local brew. (via Sweet C Designs)

20. Shirley Temple Ice Cream Sodas: Just when you thought Shirley Temples couldn’t get any better, they went ahead and added ice cream to the mix. That’s right, your cherry-flavored favorite just got one heaping scoop better. (via Fine Cooking)

21. Strawberry Ice Cream Soda: If you’re the one who always orders the strawberry shake, give this fizzy version a try. It’s got all that creamy richness and strawberry flavor you crave… with bubbles! (via All She Cooks)

22. Mocha Root Beer Float: There’s nothing more classic than a root beer float. But if you’re looking to be a little more mod, add some chocolate to the mix with this recipe. (via Babble)

23. Rhubarb Float: There’s never been a better pairing for the trendy stalk. Tart rhubarb gets the ultimate complement from rich buttermilk ice cream and, of course, a splash of soda water. (via Martha Stewart)

24. Italian Cream Soda: Ok, you caught us. Italian cream sodas don’t have any ice cream — but their flavors mimic ice cream soda so well that we had to include one recipe in our lineup. Make yours with raspberry syrup, cream, soda water and a healthy topping of whipped cream. (via Butter, With a Side of Bread)

Loving the new soda fountain trend? Tell us which fizzy flavor combos really float your boat below!