Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

When I was young and we would go out to dinner one of my favorite things was when my parents allowed us to order a Shirley Temple.  For those of you who may never have even heard of Shirley Temple (a child actress from a really long time ago!) it is a drink named in her honor and is a combination of grenadine (cherry syrup) and 7-up.  I always felt so grown up when I was able to order one and they were so yummy.

It has become a Christmas Eve tradition at our house to have Shirley Temples although we don’t call them t hat because my kids probably have no idea who Shirley Temple is.

I decided that a Shirley Temple could be made even better with a little ice cream or a lot of ice cream and it would be perfect for any upcoming Valentine celebrations or for dessert on Valentine’s Day.

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

You can purchase the grenadine or cherry syrup in the area of the grocery store that has the “mixers.”  The things that are usually added into alcoholic drinks.

I made two versions, one with vanilla ice cream and one with chocolate.  Both ice cream floats yummy.

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

The process is pretty simple.  Add a couple of tablespoons of the syrup into the bottom of your glass and then scoop in your ice cream – vanilla or chocolate.

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Then fill the class with 7-up.  I like to top it off with a little bit more cherry syrup and of course a cherry!

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Then you can make it even better with some whipped cream.

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

So be sure and share the love and make one for someone you love!

Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Pretty much the best part of being a food blogger!!  Taste testing!!Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats

For other ice cream treats try these:

Girl Scout Cookie Milkshakes  - Cupcake Shakes - Peppermint White Chocolate Float
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Vanilla Cherry and Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Floats


  • 2 Tbsp grenadine or cherry syrup
  • 1 1/2 C ice cream, vanilla or chocolate
  • Lemon Lime soda
  • whipped cream
  • cherries


  • Place 2 Tbsp grenadine in the bottom of the glass.
  • Add ice cream
  • Pour in soda until full.
  • Add whipped cream and a cherry


Leigh Anne


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  1. 1
    Tiffany says:

    This sounds so yummy! I forgot all about this drink. Thanks for sharing. Also, I just nominated you for the Better Homes and Gardens blogger awards! Hopefully, you will be a finalist. :)

  2. 2
    Jenny Flake says:

    Leigh Anne!! This is gorgeous and looks delicious!! Love your blog :)
    Jenny Flake recently posted..Malt Ball and Chocolate Chunk Red Velvet Cookies

  3. 3
    Gina says:

    I’ll be right over- save one for me. YUM! Shirley Temple is still one of my favorite drinks :) It’s the kid in me.
    Gina recently posted..Bacon and Garlic Clam Chowder

  4. 4
    Marci Olson says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing this. I’m pinning it for sure.

  5. 5
    Sara says:

    Grenadine is actually pomegranate syrup. It often gets mistaken for cherry, though. I guess because it’s so sweet.

    These floats sound good either way!

  6. 6
    Sinea Pies says:

    This looks wonderful. Stop by and share it on my blog hop this week? We just went live a couple of hours ago. :)
    Sinea Pies recently posted..My New Dollar Tree Preschool Supplies Caddy

  7. 7

    Leigh Anne this look so good! I bet it would be extra good on a hot summer day! pinned

  8. 8
    Christine says:

    Just made this for our Superbowl Half-time sweet treat..big hit..thanks for sharing! :)

  9. 9

    Yum, yum, yum! I’ll take this over root beer any day! recently posted..Chocolate Waffles with Natural Pink Raspberry Frosting

  10. 10

    This looks so yummy. I’m going to surprise my family with this for Valentines day.

  11. 11

    That’s it – you’ve done it now. You’ve TOTALLY won me over! These are seriously delicious looking and sounding! Something that could be highly dangerous and addicting for me! SO glad you shared them at this week’s Wednesday Whatsits!
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  12. 12
    Kayla says:

    This look soooo good! I can’t wait to try it!
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  13. 13

    This looks heavenly. I think my kids would flip over this. Valentine’s Eve…this is on the menu now. I stopped by from a little claireification’s link party, and I will be back. Pinned. Your site is great.
    Rachael Yerkes recently posted..Strawberry Cheesecake Tarts

  14. 14
    Jen says:

    Wow, that sounds amazing! Sometimes when I go to bars, I will order a Shirley Temple with vodka in it. ;) I bet this would be good similarly for a more adult twist. :) Thank you for sharing!
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