Cool for the Summer

Ice Cream Floats

Stay cool for the rest of the summer with easy and delicious Ice Cream Float Recipes!

Must be 21 or older to make some recipes. 

Chocolate Kahlua Float, recipe provided below (adapted from Chocolate, Chocolate and More)


  • 2-3 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons kahlua
  • 2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • Club soda
  • whipped cream


  1. Place ice cream in 8-12 ounce glass.
  2. Top ice cream with Kahlua and chocolate syrup.
  3. Pour Club soda on top to fill glass.
  4. Top with whipped cream and extra chocolate syrup to garnish.

Cookies ' n Cream Iced Coffee Float, Recipe provided below (adapted from shugary sweets)


  • 2 chocolate cookies, crushed
  • 4 scoops cookies and cream ice cream
  • 2 cup International Delight Cookies and Cream Iced Coffee
  • whipped cream, for garnish
  • chocolate syrup, for garnish

How to:

  1. In the bottom of two large sundae glasses, add crushed cookies.
  2. Place two scoops of ice cream in each glass.
  3. Pour about 1 cup of Iced Coffee over ice cream (into each glass).
  4. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. ENJOY!

Pina Colada Float, Recipe provided below (adapted from DIETHOOD)


  • 1 can (10-ounces) Bacardi Mixers Pina Colada Frozen Concentrate
  • 2-1/2 cups Seltzer Water
  • ½ cup white rum
  • 2 cups ice
  • Vanilla Ice Cream


  1. In a blender, combine frozen concentrate, seltzer water, rum, and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add 2 scoops of ice cream in 4 tall glasses.
  4. Pour Pina Colada mixture over ice cream.
  5. Serve.


Vanilla Coke Float Shooters, Recipe provided below (adapted from Jessica in the Kitchen)


  • 20 oz bottle of Coke (you won't need the entire bottle)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Cherries with stems
  • Sprinkles
  • shot glasses or mini glasses


  1. Scoop two tablespoons of vanilla ice cream into each glass. Top with Coke and stop a little bit before it reaches the top - the fizziness will push it up a bit.
  2. Add a cherry on top and some sprinkles.
  3. Drink with a straw or just drink everything at once (not the cherry stem of course!)
  4. Enjoy!

A&W Root Beer Float, Recipe provided below (adapted from Roxana's Home Baking)


  • A&W root beer
  • Edy’s ice-cream (any flavor)


  1. Place the glasses in the freezer for about 30 minutes (make sure the glasses don't touch).
  2.  Place a scoop of ice cream in the glass.
  3. Wait a few minutes until it’s melted and swirl it around to chill the glass.
  4. Carefully add 1-2 scoops of Edy’s ice-cream.
  5. Once the ice-cream is scooped in the chilled glass slowly pour the A&W root beer.
  6. When the foam reaches the top of the glass, stop pouring the root beer
  7. Add a straw and quickly handle the glass to the closest kid or do some taste testing on your own.
  8. To make the root beer float extra special you can top it with another scoop of ice-cream.

Watermelon Soda Float, Recipe provided below (adapted from First Look, Then Cook)


  • 1/2 medium watermelon, chilled, plus ½ cantaloupe
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • 1 pint store-bought vanilla frozen  yogurt, preferably Greek style


Using a melon baller, scoop out 1 1/2 cups watermelon balls and cantaloupe balls, into a small bowl. Cover and chill. Cut enough watermelon into 1″ pieces to measure 8 cups. Stir sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Set simple syrup aside.

Purée melon pieces (not balls) in a blender until smooth; strain juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup or pitcher (you should have about 4 cups juice). Discard solids. Whisk in simple syrup, lime juice, and salt.

DO AHEAD: Purée can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

Add seltzer to watermelon purée. Divide melon balls among tall glasses. Pour watermelon soda over. Top with scoops of frozen yogurt. Serve watermelon float with a straw.

Have Fun With It!

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