It’s a pretty hot summer day, so I had to post something frosty! 🙂 I don’t make ice cream sodas or floats often, but I really like them. I was inspired to make this fruity-tasting float after I saw a recipe a while back in Better Homes and Gardens. This float is made with raspberry sorbet and grape soda. Just use your favorite brand of grape soda and raspberry sorbet—and if you can’t find raspberry sorbet in your grocery store, you can substitute raspberry sherbet. I tried it both ways and it’s good with both sorbet and sherbet!
My grape soda seemed a little flat, so the float wasn’t quite so bubbly as I expected. One other thing I tried was substituting sparkling red grape juice for the grape soda, and I really liked that, too. Since I don’t drink a lot of soda pop because of all the sugar, using the sparking grape juice is a great less-sugary option!
RASPBERRY-GRAPE FLOAT by NancyC, adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
Makes 1 serving
2 to 3 scoops of raspberry sorbet or sherbet (depending on the glass size you’re using)
Your favorite brand of grape soda (or substitute sparkling red grape juice)
Chilled glass (I like using vintage sundae/soda glasses!)
Optional: frozen raspberries for garnish
Add scoops of sorbet or sherbet to your chilled glass, then pour in the grape soda (or sparkling grape juice) until glass is full. Add some frozen raspberries on top for a garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
Here’s a helpful float-making tip I read in Better Homes and Gardens: “Keep everything cold, cold, cold. Prescoop ice cream (or sorbet, or sherbet) and freeze on a tray. Add it to chilled glasses and pour cold soda for a float that stands up to sunny afternoons.”
The raspberry and grape flavors taste great together! You’ll have to try this out next the time you want a cool, fizzy treat! Do you have a favorite float you make in the summer?