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Super Easy Strawberry and Cream Floats Recipe

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If you ask me, these Strawberry and Cream Floats taste like summer.

I have fond memories of making ice cream and soda floats on hot summer nights. Though I think are delicious any time of year.

If you love strawberries as much as I do, you’ll want to check out these summer strawberry desserts too.

Strawberry soda ice cream float recipe

Yes, I’m one of those people that goes out for ice cream when it is snowing outside.

It’s interesting how food can evoke memories. My kids get a thrill out of making milkshakes and smoothies at home.

They look forward to helping in the kitchen, especially if dessert is involved.

I used to worry about them measuring wrong or spilling stuff. Somewhere along the way I became too worried about the mess they might make in my kitchen instead of focusing on the perfect recipe for making memories.

Don’t get me wrong, I still get a bit nervous when we’re cooking together, but I’m learning to enjoy the process more.

Dessert recipes like this are easy for the kids to assist with because I can set out the ingredients for them.

They are thrilled to dump everything into our blender!

Strawberry and Cream Floats Recipe

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Do you love soda ice cream floats? This Strawberry and Cream Floats recipe is easy to make and tastes great. It's perfect for a family movie night or birthday party.

Ingredients for Strawberry and Cream Floats

  • 1 Cup water
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 3 Cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Cup soda water (Make your own with a SodaStream!)
  • 1 Cup lime juice
  • 4 Scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 Tbsp strawberry jam
  • Whipped cream to taste
  • 1 Cup strawberries (for garnish)
  • 3 Mint Sprigs (for garnish)
Do you love soda ice cream floats? This Strawberry and Cream Floats recipe is easy to make and tastes great. It's perfect for a family movie night or birthday party.

How to Make Strawberries and Cream Floats

First you will need to make simple syrup. To do this, heat the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, then refrigerate until cooled.

In a blender, add the simple syrup, strawberries, soda water, and lime juice. Blend until smooth to make strawberry soda.

Scoop the ice cream and divide evenly among the glasses. Add to the fun by using old fashioned soda fountain glasses.

Pour the strawberry jam and strawberry soda in the glasses, over the ice cream.

Top the glasses off with whipped cream. 

Garnish with strawberry syrup on top of the whipped cream, more strawberries, and mint. (Clap the mint in your hands to release its flavor.)

Do you love soda ice cream floats? This Strawberry and Cream Floats recipe is easy to make and tastes great. It's perfect for a family movie night or birthday party.
Strawberry soda ice cream float recipe

Strawberry and Cream Floats

Yield: 2-4
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Indulge in a delicious strawberry and cream float for a special family treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup water
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 3 Cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Cup soda water
  • 1 Cup lime juice
  • 4 Scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 Tbsp strawberry jam
  • Whipped cream to taste
  • 1 Cup strawberries (for garnish)
  • 3 Mint Sprigs

Instructions

  1. First you will need to make simple syrup. To do this, heat the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, then refrigerate until cooled.
  2. In a blender, add the simple syrup, strawberries, soda water, and lime juice. Blend until smooth to make strawberry soda.
  3. Divide ice cream evenly among the glasses.
  4. Pour the strawberry jam and strawberry soda in the glasses, over the ice cream.
  5. Top with whipped cream.
  6. Garnish with strawberry syrup on top of the whipped cream, strawberry, and mint..
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 4gSugar: 54gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate and may vary based on ingredients and measurements used.

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These Strawberry and Cream Floats are reminiscent of summer flavors and a great way to make memories with your children.

Blend these up for everyone to sip on during family movie or game night. Make a bigger batch for a sweet birthday treat!

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