Margarita Floats

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
On a hot afternoon, what could be better than a cold margarita float? The addition of creamy ice cream really takes this treat to the next level. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan


  • Lime wedges
  • Sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups lime sherbet
  • 6 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 9 ounces silver tequila


  1. Using lime wedges, moisten the rims of 6 margarita or cocktail glasses. Set aside lime wedges for garnish. Sprinkle sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rim into sugar. Set aside. Discard remaining sugar on plate.
  2. Scoop ice cream and sherbet into prepared glasses. Combine soda, lime juice and tequila; pour into glasses. Garnish with reserved lime wedges. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 margarita: 372 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.