Sprite Float

Some may say that root beer floats are pretty easy to make.  I would have to agree with those people.  It isn’t hard to make a root beer float.  An oversimplification of the process is to simply add vanilla ice cream to root beer.

But of course anyone who has made a root beer float knows that it’s not that simple.  If you add too much soda or ice cream, the soda will overflow the cup, leaving a big mess and not enough dessert.  If you don’t put enough soda in, then you’re basically just eating ice cream with a small amount of soda on top of it.  Too much soda, and the carbonation reacts with the ice cream, overflowing the cup.Ginger Ale Float 1

But what about other kinds of “floats”?  What other flavors of ice cream go well with which flavors of soda?Ginger Ale Float 2

Apparently cookies and cream ice cream is delicious with Sprite!  Since Sprite is a pretty “light” soda, it requires an ice cream with a strong flavor.  Vanilla ice cream in Sprite tastes rather bland to me.Ginger Ale Float 3

The Oreo cookies in the cookies and cream ice cream add another dimension to this float that just isn’t present in vanilla ice cream.  Of course I am slightly biased, since I love cookies and cream ice cream.  I would probably enjoy cookies and cream ice cream in any soda, but it goes especially well with the light, refreshing and slightly citrusy flavor of Sprite.

Sprite Float
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Sprite
  • 4 scoops cookies and cream ice cream
Instructions
  1. Pour 3 ounces of Sprite in a glass. Gently drop 2 scoops of cookies and cream ice cream in the glass. Slowly pour 3 more ounces of Sprite into the glass. Repeat with another glass.
  2. Serve immediately.

 

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