Ice cream floats make the world go round because let’s be real—why eat a bowl of ice cream with a side beverage when you can mix the two together?

But the classic black cow (root beer and vanilla ice cream) is old news, sorry not sorry. Spice up your summer with these extravagant float ideas. Cheers!

The Cherry Bomb

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:0 mins
  • Total Time:2 mins
  • Servings:1 cherry-packed float
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup cherry soda
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 3 cherries
Photo by Dorothy Ballowe
Photo by Dorothy Ballowe

Step 1

Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream to a glass.

Step 2

Pour cherry soda overtop.

Step 3

Add Coca-Cola.

Step 4

Garnish with fresh cherries.

Pucker Up

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:0 mins
  • Total Time:2 mins
  • Servings:1 lemon-filled treat
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cup lemonade

Step 1

Scoop up that ice cream.

Step 2

Pour in some lemonade.

Mint Mashup

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:0 mins
  • Total Time:2 mins
  • Servings:1 minty drink
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 scoops mint moose tracks ice cream
  • 2 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1 drizzle chocolate syrup
  • 1 handful chocolate sprinkles

Step 1

Scoop up the minty, moosey goodness.

Step 2

Add the Coca-Cola.

Step 3

Add as much chocolate syrup as your little heart desires.

Step 4

Let it rain with chocolate sprinkles.

Orange Creamsicle

  • Prep Time:2 mins
  • Cook Time:0 mins
  • Total Time:2 mins
  • Servings:1 cheerful float
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 scoops orange creamsicle ice cream
  • 2 cup orange soda

Step 1

Add in the ice cream.

Step 2

Orange soda time.