DRINK | Strawberry Ice Ccream Floats

 Strawberry Ice Cream Float |

You may have seen this ridiculously delicious looking creation over at The Sugar Hit a few weeks ago. I certainly did and it totally turned me around on the idea of ice cream floats. The whole concept of mixing ice cream with soft drink (usually called a ‘spider’ in Australia) never sat well with me as a kid. I think it was more a mental aversion rather than a dislike founded on anything real. While my friends went crazy for them and had them at every birthday party, I would always keep my soft drink un-tainted and… well… boring!

But seeing as it is ice cream month, how could I not at least give this oh so popular dessert drink a try? Taking Sarah’s advice, I opted for a fresh fruit flavour with my favourite ingredient strawberries. Guys, I’m gonna be honest. I am totally converted! I still think that creamy ice cream and fizzy drinks should not work together, but for some reason: It. Totally. Does. I don’t want to admit how many of these things I have had over the last couple weeks. It’s dangerous when you can make something so delicious with ingredients you can find in your fridge.

Strawberry Ice Cream Float |

INGREDIENTS:2 cups of strawberries
1/2 a cup of maple syrup
1 pint of vanilla ice cream
Soda water or lemonade
1. Wash, hull and slice the strawberries in half.2. Place strawberries and maple syrup in a blender and process until just slightly chunky to form strawberry syrup/puree.

3. Scoop vanilla ice cream into a tall glass and top with 1/4 of the strawberry syrup. Fill with soda water or if you are looking for something extra sweet - lemonade! Garnish with a whole strawberry.

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  • chelsea jacobs

    July 25, 2014 at 1:02 am Reply

    Absolutely yes. These look so so good!

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    July 25, 2014 at 9:56 am Reply

    Thanks for the love chica! Floats for the win!

    • Dani

      July 25, 2014 at 6:07 pm Reply

      I would not have given them a second thought if not for your recipe! :)

  • Kyla

    July 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Mmm, ice cream floats were always such a treat as a kid! However, I don’t think I’ve had one since. This recipe brings floats to a whole new level! :)

  • Aiza

    August 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm Reply

    Agh you make me want to go buy ice cream. I died looking at that float.
    Please do a post about your photography routine. Please.

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