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On a hot summer day it is always a delight to have a bowl of ice cream. Both of my kids love ice cream. They also enjoy soda, yes like 7UP® and Sunkist®. I decided to make a treat for them during a hot a day, so I made this Banana Almond Caramel ice cream float with 7UP® as well as an A&W® root beer float. Being good kids means occasional treats are required. Some fizzy ice-cold soda, part huge globs of ice cream, and floats are magical summer desserts.
An ice cream float is a beverage that consists of ice cream in either a soft drink or in a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water. Do you know the ice cream float was invented by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia, PA, in 1874 during the sesquicentennial celebration? The story behind ice cream float is that, on a particularly hot day, Mr. Green ran out of cold ice for the flavored drinks he was selling and used vanilla ice cream from a neighboring vendor, thus inventing a new drink. While growing up in India during hot summer days, my dad used to buy juices, ice creams, lemonade, soda etc., however grandma preferred to make something cold for us at home. Summer vacation is always nostalgic and it was happiest of days during childhood.
Since I am making it for the kids I used only ice cream and soda and also used a little whipped cream and fresh cherries. For this ice cream float, grab Archer Farms Banana Almond Caramel ice cream, A&W® root beer and 7UP® soda from your local Target store.
You can also grab some whipped cream and fresh cherries from there too, or make some sweetened whipped cream at home. Make sure to chill the 7UP® soda before making ice cream float.
Similarly, for making root beer floats, in a tall glass add A&W® Root Beer, then add Banana Almond Caramel ice cream topped with whipped cream. You can use vanilla ice cream also if you want. It will be a fun recipe for family gatherings during hot summer days where you can create moments of delight with A&W®.
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- You can make these delicious summer floats too! Here is the recipe.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.