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Ice Cream Float Recipes

This summertime classic takes on new flavors in this collection of ice cream float ideas. Quick and easy to make, enjoy variations like cherry chocolate, orange cream, caramel macchiato and even old-fashioned ice cream sodas.

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Jungle Float

This fun floats lets kids (and adults, too) be the masters of their own creations. What a tasty way to experiment!—Jenni Sharp, Mequon, Wisconsin

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Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sodas

I keep the ingredients for these ice cream sodas on hand so I can enjoy a treat anytime I want. You can easily make more when feeding a crowd. —Anna Erickson, Terrebonne, Oregon

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Firecracker Float

Thanks to Pop Rocks candy, these frozen drinks will literally make your mouth tingle with great flavor! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Cherry Chocolate Floats

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

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Coffee Almond Floats

I experimented until I came up with a replica of my favorite coffeehouse drink. Served in a fancy glass with a maraschino cherry on top, it's an impressive beverage.

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Orange Creme Sodas

Lillian Weir, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, says this treat is a hit with kids and adults alike. Serve it on National Creamsicle Day—August 14—or whenever the temperature calls for frosty flavor.

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Cola Floats

These thick, frosty floats add fun to any casual meal. TIP: Try substituting other soda-ice cream blends for the floats, such as root beer and caramel-swirl vanilla. —Shannon Roum, Rockford, IL

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Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Soda

What a treat! Our cooks dreamed up this idea when they began testing ice cream recipes. Try using homemade vanilla ice cream to concoct a sweetly satisfying soda all ages will thirst for.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Caramel Macchiato Floats

I made these creamy, caramel-flavored floats for a party, and everyone loved them! —Melissa Heller, Santa Maria, California

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Chocolate Soda

Poodle skirts may be out, but the old-fashioned ice cream soda our Test Kitchen concocted is still a simply perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.—Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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