Cherry Chocolate Floats Recipe
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Cherry Chocolate Floats Recipe

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Old-time ice cream parlors may be gone, but this fabulous float will bring back as many memories as it does raves! Plus, these cool treats are such fun to make, the whole family will want to help. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups carbonated water, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • Chocolate syrup
  • 14 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • Whipped cream in a can
  • 7 maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Cool. Stir in carbonated water and cherry juice.
  2. Drizzle chocolate syrup in each of seven chilled glasses. Place two scoops of ice cream in each glass. Pour carbonated water mixture over ice cream; top each with whipped cream and a cherry. Serve immediately. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Floats in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p45

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GranMarion User ID: 4541988 211737
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"I only made it for the two of us but it was scrumptious after a very long, hot day of running errands, shopping, chasing little kids and providing a speedy supper. Sent a copy of the recipe home for their mom and dad to make, along with the fixings. Didn't have time to make these before they left. Not only do we really like them, but DD and her loved ones enjoyed them too. This recipe is a keeper - Big Time!"

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