Tag Archives: Ice cream soda

Raspberry-Grape Float

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!

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Root Beer Float

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You need to make a Root Beer Float at least once during the summer! It’s such a wonderful cool and creamy, foamy and fizzy treat! I drank plenty of Root Beer Floats when I was a kid, so it was fun to enjoy one again recently. I made my float in a vintage glass I found at a flea market and felt like I was right in a soda shop! 🙂 You can chill your glasses in the fridge beforehand if you want them to be extra cool.

ROOT BEER FLOAT by NancyCreative

Makes 1 serving

  • 2 good-sized scoops of Vanilla ice cream
  • Root Beer, well chilled

Slowly pour root beer into a tall glass until it’s about half full. Place one scoop of vanilla ice cream into the glass. Then slowly pour a little more root beer over the ice cream, until glass is about 3/4 full. Let foam settle and add the second scoop of ice cream. Add a little more root beer until the glass is full. Serve immediately.

Did you know the ice cream soda was invented by Robert McCay Green at the sesquicentennial celebration in Philadelphia in 1874? Mr. Green ran out of cream for the flavored sodas he was selling and substituted vanilla ice cream instead…and a new drink was created!

Funny how some of our favorite recipes are created by happy mistakes or changes like that! Have you ever created a favorite recipe of your own substituting a different ingredient?