Cherry Cola Float

Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass! Or a mason jar to be more exact!

Cherry Cola Floats | Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass!

Welcome to Day 4 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to make satisfy all your Ice Cream Cravings.

Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake BossAnolonMicroplaneWÜSTHOFPage Street Publishing and Quarry SpoonKim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because they think everyone should own one!

I hope you buckled up for today’s recipe. It’s going to get a little messy in here. But first, let’s talk prizes for Ice Cream Week.

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Here’s what is up for grabs, One Winner Takes All:

Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine in White

One Cake Boss Mechanical Ice Cream Scoop with Red Silicone grips

One Cake Boss 4Pc Ice Cream Bowl Set, Icing Pattern

One Anolon Advanced Bronze 2 Qt Covered Straining Saucepan with Pour Spout

One Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper

One Microplane Premium Classic Grater in White

One WUSTHOF CLASSIC 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife

One Copy of the Cookbook Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopfer

One Copy of the Cookbook Everything Goes with Ice Cream by Koralee Teichroeb

One Copy of the Cookbook Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro

One Copy of the Cookbook The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester

One Copy of the Cookbook Eat More Dessert by Jenny Kellar

One Copy of  the Cookbook The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

One Copy of the Cookbook Scoop Adventures by Lindsay Clendaniel

Ice Cream Week 2014 Cookbook Giveaway

Be sure to stop by all of today’s Ice Cream Week Participants:

Ice Cream Float by Cravings of a Lunatic

Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Sandwiches by The Redhead Baker

Chocolate with Buttercream Icing Ice Cream by Cookistry

Dulce de Leche and Pecan Sundae by My Catholic Kitchen

Banana Split Finger Sandwiches by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch

Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Cinnamon Chunk Ice Cream by Farm Fresh Feasts

Chocolate Mint Frappe by Noshing with the Nolands

Gluten Free Lemon Mint Frozen Custard by Gluten Free Crumbley

Oreo Ice Cream by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Peach Pie Milkshake by The Messy Baker

Strawberry Vodka Float by Mind Over Batter

Coconut Cream Fudge Bars by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches by Cupcakes & Kale Chips

How to Make an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Soda by Mother Would Know

No Churn Low Carb Mint Ice Cream by Yours and Mine are Ours

Cherry Cola Floats | Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass!

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Cherry Cola Float
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Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass!
  • 1 L (or just a bit over 1 quart) of good quality chocolate ice cream
  • 4 cans of Pepsi (you can use Coke if you prefer it, and while we're on the subject, wth? Use Pepsi, it's better! You can also use Cherry Pepsi but we were out of it)
  • ¼ cup of cherry juice, divided
  • Whipped cream if you roll like that
  • Cherries for topping if you're one of those people
  1. Fill glasses about ⅓ of the way with cola.
  2. Add the cherry juice.
  3. Scoop ice cream evenly into glasses.
  4. Now pour the rest of the cola over top and wait for the magic to happen. It's messy so be ready for it.
  5. Garnish is you like, or if you're weird.
  6. Serve with a big old cherry float loving smile!
Recipe Source: Cravings of a Lunatic

Cherry Cola Floats | Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass!

I am telling you, I have zero self control most days. Especially days where I make things like this. I also don’t listen to reason. Conversations like this happen:

Mini-me: Don’t overfill the glass.

Me: You don’t know me!

Mini-me: Mom, don’t overfill the glass.

Me: You can’t tell me what to do!

Mini-me: You’re going to make a mess.

Me: It’s like you don’t even know me at all. Don’t you trust me?

Then this happens:

Cherry Cola Floats | Simple to make at home, just a few ingredients and you are sipping summer in a glass!

Oops, my bad. Apparently she does know me, and should be able to tell me what to do.

I really hope you’re enjoying Ice Cream Week as much as we are. I’m having a total blast. Clearly.

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    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Ha, I think it’s the Canada vs US thing. Our pepsi is awesome here, but when I visit the states I hate yours. I hate Coke here, but when I visit the states I prefer it. Weird right. Our pepsi is sweeter here, like old time pepsi.

  1. says

    I love how you made your “own” cherry pepsi! I haven’t made an ice cream float in eons….so much tastiness with so little effort. My kind of treat!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      The hunt proved futile yesterday. I cannot believe how hard it can be to find cherry pop here. Usually I keep copious amounts of it in the cellar but oddly ran out the one day I needed it. So hilarious. We all scoured the stores and nada. Hopefully we can hop across the border today for some. I heard the crossing has been difficult and long this week, maybe people back to school shopping or something. So I’m on the fence if I want to scoot across. I hate getting stuck at the border. Boytoy said him and his mom were about 45 minutes each way the other day, and people were acting nuts and cutting each other off. I may look into one of those cards that let you pass through quicker. Might be worth it.

  2. says

    I like ice cream floats really float my boat. 😉 I do love them, although never made one with cherry cola before — gotta do that! Or Pepsi. 😉 In addition to the cherry juice, of course. And maybe even go wild and try cherry ice cream? Although I don’t know if I’d be able to stand all of that excitement. 😉

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Ha, you cracked me up John. I swear my love of sugar keeps me bouncing off the walls. I eat, and drink, like an 8 year old kid. lol

  3. says

    I just read your comment to Liz, Kim. I don’t think I’ve seen cherry cola here in Canada in YEARS. Remember in the 90s, it was all the rage to have different flavoured Coke/Pepsi? And they even had the clear Coke/Pepsi (it tasted like garbage so not surprised that didn’t last). I think I’d rather have your homemade version of cherry cola. And YEEEESSSSS to using chocolate ice cream. I used to make chocolate ice cream/Coke floats all the time when I was a kid. Wish I had a few mason jars of this right now!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      It’s like our country hates us or something. I mean how can you deny people cherry pepsi. It’s just wrong on every level. They’re lucky us Canucks are so easy going and apologetic. We’re all over here thinking it’s our own fault for not having cherry pepsi, heck we’d probably apologize to the store for even dreaming of asking they get some. Right. Can I get an amen sistah. I grab it whenever I see it and hit the states often for it. It’s a necessity for me, like air. You need mason jar? Come visit, I’ll send you home with a couple of hundred. I stockpile them. Everything in my house is inside a mason jar. Except people, that would be weird. Although a giant mason jar bed sounds really cool right now. It’s 3;30 am, what can you expect?

  4. says

    Love, love, love this float!
    But what I LOVE best are your directions:
    “Whipped cream if you roll like that”
    “Cherries for topping if you’re one of those people”
    I roll like that, and I’m totally one of “those” people.
    P.S. Pepsi is better. Eff what you heard.

  5. Stacy says

    I made DH one of these floats tonight and he was on cloud nine!!!! I am on a low-carb lifestyle, but think I might try with Zevia soda and my low-carb vanilla ice cream. I know it won’t be the same, but blood sugar stabilization is more important than appeasing my wicked taste buds. Thanks for the recipe though as I will use as a treat for others who are not diabetic.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I just love floats and the idea you can make them less sugar laden is awesome. I’m such a sugar whore, but I know so many folks are dealing with diabetes these days. I love some of the products out on the market now. I tried some of the sugar substitutes last year and I know one of them really worked great. You couldn’t tell I used it in baking at all. I wonder if any caramelize like sugar though? I keep wanting to try to do some paleo friendly bbq rubs. But the key would be to get that caramelization that sugar provides. Something I plan to play around with. Goodness knows I could stand to consume less sugar and lose some pounds.

      Thrilled DB loved them too. I’m planning on trying a creamsicle version this weekend. Apparently I’m still very much in summer mode.

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