Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream Float

gluten-free. vegan capability.

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When I was younger, my family often traveled to the Alabama/Florida line beside the beach to vacation with good friends by the Gulf Coast. In a nearby quaint town, an old-school vintage drugstore had a soda fountain which served ice cream confections. So many ice cream delights were started long ago. Invented in 1874, ice cream floats/sodas were popular at one point. I rarely see them anymore. Ice cream floats are the inspiration behind this recipe.

As an aside, usually ice cream floats have soda rather than juice added to a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Strawberry Still Life

I absolutely adore the sweet tartness of strawberries contrasting with rich vanilla tones in this treat that is so easy to make. Vanilla ice cream is recommended, though by all means do get creative!

With autumn now upon us, I find myself trying to create and finish any summertime recipes. Hopefully you will enjoy another cool treat before winter comes, unless you are one of my readers on the other side of the equator and summer is soon. By all means, get ready!

Notes: I am sure pineapple or blueberries would also work lovely in this recipe as a substitute for strawberries. Feel free to tell me in the comment section if you try anything else. 

Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream Float

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: super easy
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Cool down with a vanilla ice cream treat immersed in strawberry juice.


For Juice:

  1. 4 medium strawberries
  2. ¼ c. water
  3. 2 ice cubes

+ 1 scoop vanilla ice cream each (I use coconut ice cream for a vegan/vegetarian recipe)


  • In food processor or blender, add strawberries and water, blending on high until a juice forms. Then add ice cubes. Blend well to incorporate. I don’t like my juice icy so I make sure to listen for the ice to quit crunching/popping during the blending process.
  • Equally divide mixture into two cups. Add one scoop vanilla ice cream to each cup. Enjoy immediately.

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Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream Float Portrait

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