Fantastic Floats to Keep You Cool

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 and we are carrying on the affair with these delicious recipes, some even spiked.

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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, and then check out the pretty and delicious floats we’ve been eying from bloggers below.

Peach and Vanilla Bean Float

Float_Double_2The Broken Bread

Dirty Dr. Pepper Floats

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

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Adult Cherry Coke Float

20130902_ss_cherry_142Salted and Styled. Recipe by Brenda Anderson / Photography by Chia Chong / Styling by Libbie Summers

Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats

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Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 12.44.08 PMHeather Christo

Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float

blood-orange-gin-float-with-rosemaryCupcakes and Cutlery

Rhubarb Soda Floats

Local_Haven_Rhubarb_4Local Haven

Blueberry Maple Ice Cream Soda

8551518306_b29eb6ef27_oHungry Girl Por Vida

Watermelon Soda Float

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Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats

csoda-2-2Jessica Merchant

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