Fantastic Summer Soda Float Recipes

Dessert, Drinks, In Season, Recipes, Summer
on July 15, 2014

The long, sweet love affair between carbonation and ice cream began bubbling in the late nineteenth century—long before sock hops, and even prior to Coca-Cola’s creation. Robert M. Green started the summer soda float sensation in 1876 when he served ice cream rather than ice with his signature flavored soda waters during a blistering hot festival. People lined up in droves for the frothy floats, and not long after, other soda fountain owners began shelling out their own creative takes.

Over 130 years later, we still love them, and judging by the multitude of beautiful concoctions floating (pun intended) around the web, we’d say we’re not alone. Try our grown-up Rum and Coke Float Recipe featured in the video above, and then check out the pretty and delicious floats we’ve been eying from bloggers below.

Peach and Vanilla Bean Float

Peach & Vanilla Bean float

The Broken Bread


Dirty Dr. Pepper Floats

Dirty Dr. Pepper Floats

Creme de la Crumb


Strawberry, Ginger and Coconut Ice Cream Float (Gluten-free and Vegan)


Beard and Bonnet


Adult Cherry Coke Float

Adult Cherry Coke Float

Salted and Styled. Recipe by Brenda Anderson / Photography by Chia Chong / Styling by Libbie Summers


Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats

Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats.

Half Baked Harvest


Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float

Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float

Heather Christo


Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float

Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float

Cupcakes and Cutlery


Rhubarb Soda Floats


Local Haven


Blueberry Maple Ice Cream Soda


Hungry Girl Por Vida


Watermelon Soda Float

Watermelon Soda Float

Notions and Notations of a Novice Cook


Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats

dark chocolate bourbon cherry soda floats.

Jessica Merchant