For many people, a bowl of ice cream is the ultimate indulgence. While people can debate the most popular ice cream flavor, cone or bowl, or a myriad of other food debates, the reality is that more likely than not everyone is screaming for ice cream. But, sometimes people want to put down the bowl and grab a straw. Ready to take a sip of a summery ice cream float?
Basically, an ice cream float combines ice cream and a sparkling beverage. While the root beer float might be a common choice, it isn’t the only sparkling beverage that can be poured into the glass. Coca-Cola, orange soda, beer, hard seltzer and even just sparkling water are all options to try.
For a lighter version of an ice cream float, sparkling water keeps the treat refreshing. But, the flavor is better when the sparkling water has a bright, bold flavor. No one wants to just water down that sweet treat.
Recently, Waterloo shared three summery ice cream float recipes. These three recipes bring together ice cream, fruit and its sparkling water. The resulting treats are instantly refreshing on a warm day. Whether sitting by the pool, lounging on the couch or anywhere you please, these recipes will be a hit with everyone.
Here’s how to make Waterloo’s summery ice cream float recipes.
Waterloo’s Chocolate Covered Summer Berry Ice Cream Float
Chocolate and berries are a classic combination. Given that berries are in season, that fresh flavor lightens up the indulgent chocolate ice cream. And, if you want to give it a little “adult” boost, consider adding a drizzle of some chocolate liqueur as a garnish or use a boozy chocolate ice cream.
- Waterloo Summer Berry Sparkling Water
- ½ cup of mixed frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
- ½ cup of ice
- 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream (or frozen yogurt)
- Puree berries, ice, and ½ cup of Waterloo Summer Berry in a blender.
- Add to a tall glass, add a scoop of chocolate ice cream, slowly top with Waterloo Summer Berry Sparkling Water.
Waterloo’s Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream Float
Some people love a particular pineapple frozen dessert enjoyed in the shadows of Cinderella’s Castle, but that frozen treat isn’t the only pineapple flavored option in the class. This pineapple treat from Waterloo brings a sweet tropical breeze to that glass. Ready to take a flavor escape?
- Waterloo Pineapple Sparkling Water
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup of ice
- 1 scoop coconut ice cream (or sorbet)
- Puree pineapple, ice, ½ cup of Waterloo Pineapple Sparkling Water in a blender.
- Add to a tall glass, add a scoop of ice cream or sorbet, slowly top with Waterloo Pineapple Sparkling Water.
Waterloo’s Black Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Float
Cherries and summer are the perfect pair. On a hot day, when that boredom, it is the pits. Why not sip on this ice cream float recipe and bring a smile to your face.
- Waterloo Black Cherry Sparkling Water
- ½ cup of frozen pitted cherries
- ½ cup of ice
- 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt)
- Puree cherries, ice, ½ cup of Waterloo Black Cherry Sparkling Water in a blender.
- Add to a tall glass, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, slowly top with Waterloo Black Cherry Sparkling Water.
What is your favorite summery ice cream float recipe? Do you like to create new frozen dessert recipes with your favorite beverages?