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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream...FLOATS

Those were the days. And I wouldn’t mind a little moment in a poodle skirt to enjoy one.While we can’t experience the fun of a soda jerk bringing your favorite soda to the table at too many places anymore, you can play the part at home developing your own unique ice cream sodas. All you need is your imagination to devise your own creations using some of those fun sodas like from Sparkling Ice or Mexican sodas like Juanitos, interesting ice creams in the pint section, and one super cold glass.

An ice cream float or ice cream soda  coke float is a chilled beverage that consists of ice cream in either a soft drink or in a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water. When root beer and ice cream are used together to make the beverage, it is typically referred to as a root beer float 

Soooooo don’t forget your fat pants (this is a great time to find your old maternity pants.) But first you’ll need the Best Ever ... Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Just Like Blue Bell.

There’s nothing better than a big bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream straight from your own kitchen. Everything fails in comparison. Never made homemade ice cream before? Think it takes tons of work? You’re wrong! You just need a few tips and an ice cream maker.


6 eggs yolks

2 cups white sugar

24 oz. heavy cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

Whole Milk (about 2 cups)


Cream eggs and sugar.Then add cream and condensed milk and vanilla.Beat until well blended.Pour into ice cream churn.Add milk until to fill line.Insert dasher.Pack cooler with layer of ice, then rock salt, and continue to repeat until It’s done when it won’t churn anymore.


“The Original” With a Twist – Cherry Coke Float with Peanuts 2 scoops of cherry vanilla ice cream 1 Coca-Cola Whip Cream Cherry Peanuts sprinkled on the top Or you could use Vanilla Ice Cream with Cherry Coke

The classic Root Beer Float


2 cans of root beer

1¾ cups of vanilla ice cream

1 teaspoon root beer extract


Pour one can of the root beer and half of the ice cream and 1 teaspoon root beer extract in a blender and blend together.

Mix on high for about 1 minute. Pour the mix in half into two separate tall beer mugs or glasses. Scoop the remainder of the ice cream into the cups evenly. Top with the rest of the root beer and serve immediately.

Chocolate Brownie with Stout 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream like a dutch or fudge 1 Guinness, Shiner or preferred Chocolate Stout Beer Sprinkle crumbled brownies at the top

Caramel Apple Soda 2 scoops of Caramel Ice Cream 1 Apple Soda Caramel drizzle

Strawberry Limeade/Lemonade 2 scoops of Strawberry Ice Cream 1 Lemonade or Lime Soda

Pina Colada

2 scoops Coconut Ice Cream

1 Pineapple Soda

Whip Cream


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