Make a delicious cherry float at home with ice cream, cherry syrup and lemon lime soda.
Cherry Vanilla Float
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.
I decided that a Shirley Temple could be made even better with a little ice cream as a cherry float.
How to Make a Cherry Float
- Purchase grenadine or cherry syrup in the area of the grocery store that has the “mixers.” The things that are usually added into alcoholic drinks.
- Add a couple of Tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of a glass.
- Scoop in vanilla ice cream.
- Fill the glass with 7 -up or some lemon lime soda.
- Top the soda with some w hipped cream, another drizzle of grenadine and top it with a cherry.
Chocolate Cherry Float
For a chocolate cherry version just use chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream.
Tips For Making A Cherry Float
- Use a tall glass to make sure you have room for the soda to bubble
- Chill the glass in the freezer before filling it, this helps keep all your ingredients cold.
- Put your ice cream and cherry syrup into the glass first, then pour the soda over it.
- Slowly pour the soda in the glasses, waiting for it to settle before adding more so it doesn’t bubble over..
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Cherry Float Recipe
- 2 Tbsp grenadine or cherry syrup
- 1 1/2 cups ice cream vanilla or chocolate
- Lemon Lime soda
- whipped cream
- Place 2 Tbsp grenadine in the bottom of the glass.
- Add ice cream
- Pour in soda until full.
- Add whipped cream and a cherry