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Happy National Ice Cream Soda Day!
When I was little my dad used to take rainbow sherbet and mix it with Sprite. It was one of our favorite summer treats! We even had these super cute cups that were shaped like ice cream cones. He always called it his special ice cream soda. I was telling Jessie about the Sherbet float last week when she told me it was National Ice Cream Soda day. She asked me to guest post so it wasn't until I sat down to write this blog post that I realized there was actually a difference between Ice cream soda and an Ice cream float! I'm sure you're thinking .... what on earth is the difference, right? Well, I'll tell you! To make a float you use a flavored soda like Root Beer, Coke or Sprite and add scoops of ice cream that will "float" in the soda. With an ice cream soda you usually use soda water and add ice cream and different flavored syrups to it. With some ice cream sodas you can even add milk or cream. Yep, so all these years it turns out my Dad's "special soda" was actually a float! Either way, it was amazing and now it's my girls' favorites as well.
OK, so in honor of National Ice Cream Soda Day Jessie and I decided to add an adult twist to the traditional Ice Cream Float .... and I know technically it's Ice Cream Soda day, but this was too good to resist and since I had no clue there was a difference until yesterday let's just all go with it. Enjoy!
Dad's Beer Float
3-4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 bottle of Guinness beer
1. Scoop ice cream into chilled mug
2. Slowly pour Guinness beer over the top and enjoy!
Now, if you want to try an ice cream soda or float that's a little different that the traditional root beer/soda water and ice cream, here are a few of my favorites! I know not everyone is going to like this one, but my dad is a HUGE fan of rhubarb. When he was little his mom made him a rhubarb pie for every birthday. So this one is in honor of him!
Cherry Rhubarb Ice Cream Soda
From The Cozy Herbivore
Blueberry Maple Ice Cream Soda
From Hungry Girl Por Vida
Gingerbread Ice Cream Float
From Love & Olive Oil
Orange Juice Ice Cream Float
From 1 Big Bite
This next one is AH-MAZING! The name just says it all ...
Apple Pie Ice Cream Float
From Mind Over Batter
Now I know this one isn't technically a ice cream soda or a float but who wouldn't LOVE this?
Ice Cream Soda Cupcakes
From Raspberri Cupcakes