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Chilly Snow Day Floats

On your next snow day, pass out these frothy floats and everybody will be glad they're cooped up with you. Cream soda works with the peppermint ice cream, too. —Julianne Schnuck, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup peppermint ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • Peppermint candy, optional


  • Pour lemon-lime soda into 2 glasses; add ice cream. Top with whipped cream. If desired, sprinkle with peppermint candy. Serve immediately with straws and spoons.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Make a cute sled garnish for each soda by aligning two candy canes side by side, curved sides up, leaving 1/2 in. between them, and spreading a little decorating icing on the straight part of canes. Place a graham cracker over icing to resemble a sled, pressing gently to adhere. Allow icing to set for 5 minutes; top cracker with a Sour Patch Kid. Repeat for second soda. For a festive touch, hang sleds off the glasses.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 float: 248 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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    • sugarcrystal
      Dec 20, 2017

      Name is Crystal Schlueter & this is not at all the recipe I submitted. I specified for cream soda, vanilla ice cream, & I made a little graham cracker sled on top of the shake. The sled was topped with a sour patch kid. If you're going to change my recipe that much, please leave my name off. Lemon lime soda sounds terrible with peppermint.

    • Jennifermazzo1975
      Dec 7, 2017

      My kids & I absolutely love this frosty treat!