Last updated on February 6th, 2020 at 02:46 pm
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Make fun memories this summer with family, friends, and dessert ice cream float shooters made with a variety of sodas and ice cream flavors!
Summer is a great time to reconnect as a family. As we go through our busy schedules during the school year and with work, it is easy to get lost in the busyness of it all.
Days are filled with work and school, evenings with rushed dinners, homework, and other work brought back home. I always look forward to summer even though I work from home.
This was not always so. When the kids were young it was very hard to entertain them all day, even though I didn’t work outside the home. Now that the kids are a little older, they do a great job of entertaining themselves or playing with friends in the neighborhood.
This leaves me time to get my work done and prepare for family time. With relaxed bedtimes, it is easy to fit some more fun in in the evening while on the back porch.
Our favorite thing is to play cards while eating dessert. Dessert can be as easy as some sliced fresh fruit, or a baked dessert. My favorite dessert to share with the kids is an ice cream float.
I grew up on A&W® Root Beer. We even had an A&W® restaurant in Jacksonville where you could get burgers and their classic A&W®Root Beer Floats! That classic flavor of root beer, rich and earthy, and that creamy sweet vanilla ice cream. It was a dessert I could sip through a straw or shovel it in my mouth with a spoon!
I have always wanted to experiment with different flavors in my floats but could never bring myself to stray from those classic flavors that I love.
With the kids and I working in Phoenix, Arizona, the warmer the usual weather is the perfect time for dessert floats!
It’s no secret here at Take Two Tapas that I love smaller portions if only to be able to try a few different things on occasion. I have decided to show you how the kids and I made some small float “shooters” to enjoy this summer.
Smaller sized floats mean more flavors to try!
With the help of Archer Farms Ice Cream from Target, and a variety of sodas like A&W®, Sunkist®, and Dr Pepper®. The kids and I have come up with some interesting combinations to put a new spin on floats that I hope you will love!
Head to this aisle for your sodas!
This is the area you need to focus on.
Skip on over to this section for the frozen goods!
To make our shooters, I opted for a smaller glass. I bought these at Target for $1.06 each. I have used these before in my other dessert shooters.
To make the floats even more interesting, I wanted to make the ice cream more fun. How can I make ice cream more fun you ask? By making ice cream ice cubes! Instead of just haphazardly scooping ice cream into my drink, I made small cubes of ice cream using a silicone ice cube tray.
Just soften the ice cream for about 10 minutes on the counter, scoop into the ice cube tray cavities and “smush” a bit to remove any air bubbles. Place back in the freezer until frozen solid again.
When you are ready to use, just pop them out and plop in your soda! They are the perfect size to fit in the glass and just enough ice cream to make a creamy float.
These float shooters are a fun way to enjoy a #SummerofFloats with your friends and family. Feeling brave, set up a few toppings too. I am a purist so I am sticking with ice cream and soda!
Our favorite Dessert Ice Cream Float combinations were:
Dr Pepper® & Archer Farms Caramel Brownie Fudge Ice Cream
Dr Pepper® Cherry & Archer Farms Mint and Fudge Ice Cream
A&W® Root Beer & Coffee Toffee Crunch Ice Cream
Sunkist® Orange Soda and Amaretto Cherry Sorbet (another one we threw in at the last minute)
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- Archer Farms Coffee Toffee Crunch Ice Cream 48oz
- Archer Farms Caramel Fudge Brownie Ice Cream 48oz
- Archer Farms Mint and Fudge Ice Cream 48oz
- Archer Farms Amaretto Cherry Gelato 48oz
- Sunkist® Orange Soda 2 liter
- A&W Root Beer Mini Cans
- Dr Pepper® Soda Mini Cans
- Dr Pepper® Cherry Soda Mini Cans
- Soften your ice cream and put in the ice cube trays.
- Refreeze until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve, get out all your sodas and ice cream cubes.
- To make it easier to remove the ice cream cubes, I run a butter knife under some hot water and run along the edge of the cubes.
- They will pop right out.
- Drop one in your glass (votive holder) and add a funky straw.
- Pour in your favorite soda.
- Slurp and enjoy with your friends and family!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 860Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 166gFiber: 1gSugar: 73gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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