Black Cherry Cola Ice Cream Float

June 26, 2011

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This is why I love summer.

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Ice cream floats remind me of childhood.

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Ice cream and cherry and cola. Oh my.

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There’s really no trick to it. Stuff a jam jar with as much vanilla bean ice cream as it will hold.

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Pour the cola over top. (This cola is clear because it has no caramel coloring.)

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  Watch as a cloud of fizz grows before your eyes.

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Add a sprig of mint or basil. Garnish like a grown up.

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Indulge like a kid.

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Omar June 30, 2011 at 1:40 am

Where did you get the clear cola from?

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 30, 2011 at 8:24 am

Whole Foods.

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Nicole @ itsfeedingtimeatthezoo June 29, 2011 at 5:44 am

I love floats… cola, rootbeer, cherry… delish!

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Leslie June 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Your photos make me salivate! There is nothing more that says summer than a float of any kind–and cherry soda and vanilla ice cream sounds like a winning combination!

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Thanks Leslie! Love this flavor combo!

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Alli June 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

I can’t wait to make floats with my kids this summer. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the clear soda.

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

You could do all kinds of soda, each kid’s favorite! Enjoy!

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Rachel @ The Avid Appetite June 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

This is SO fun! It makes me think of diners or an old fashioned malt shoppe!

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Aparna E. June 27, 2011 at 11:11 am

Can you believe I’ve never had an ice cream float or root beer float…or any float ever? :\ I was a deprived child. But I won’t be a deprived adult. This sounds delicious and refreshing!

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

You need to try this, stat!

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Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum June 27, 2011 at 7:36 am

Yummmm. This looks delicious! And I NEED to get some mason jars.

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 27, 2011 at 8:07 am

You can always wash out old jam jars once you’ve eaten all the jam. They are great for drinking/serving cups and storage!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 27, 2011 at 6:37 am

This would make me feel like a kid!

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Khushboo @ Two Megapixel Food June 27, 2011 at 5:51 am

Cola floats were an absolute must during summers in my childhood too and it always has to be vanilla ice cream. Always.

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 27, 2011 at 7:19 am

Agreed!

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