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Strawberry Cream Floats

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

8 servings

When it starts warming up in Colorado, my kids ask for ice-cold treats. This rosy pink cream float is one of our household favorites. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
Strawberry Cream Floats Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • STRAWBERRY SODA:
  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) frozen unsweetened sliced strawberries (about 6 cups), thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 cups chilled carbonated water
  • ASSEMBLY:
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Sliced fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. Place strawberries, sugar and lime juice in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Press through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher; discard seeds. Stir in carbonated water.
  3. Divide ice cream among eight glasses. Pour strawberry soda over ice cream. Top with whipped cream and, if desired, fresh strawberries; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without fresh strawberries): 383 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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