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Junior high was the first time that I heard someone offer me a ‘purple cow’. I had no idea what they were talking about. Growing up a float meant vanilla ice cream with root beer on top. It wasn’t until that experience that I tried a float with any other kind of soda. And it opened my eyes (and mouth) to a whole slew of new varieties. I love options, so when putting together ice cream floats for our most recent family movie night I decided to let everyone pick and choose their flavors.
For our mix-and-match soda floats I started by prepping the ice cream. Everyone in my house wanted vanilla ice cream, but you could have a variety of ice cream flavors as well. I put a couple scoops of ice cream into mason jars, screwed on lids, and then stuck them back into the freezer until everyone was ready for their float.
Then all you need to do is have people choose their ice cream and soda flavor of choice. Take the lid off the mason jar and pour in the soda. Your ice cream float is ready!
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We’ve got just a few weeks left of school this year, and while the end of the school year is bittersweet I’m really excited for a new schedule next year. This year there is an hour and 20 minutes between the time that Littlest gets out of school and Youngest Twin. Filling that time is a challenge some days. The larger data bucket of 10GB of 4G LTE data definitely helps keep us entertained during that time. From streaming movies to playing games, Littlest is happy while we wait for his big brother to get out of school with the Samsung Galaxy S5 in his hands.
What is your favorite ice cream float combination? I think mine is vanilla ice cream and cherry cola.
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Kara Thiot (@karathiot) says
We did all sorts of floats for a birthday celebration at work, and it was a huge hit! We had Root Beer, Grape Soda, Orange Soda, all varieties of Coke, Dr. Pepper – really anything you could imagine!
JD - altamontefamily.com says
Loooove those ice cream floats. What a sweet and colorful idea. Thanks for the inspiration!
These look delicious. SO good and perfect for this hot weather in Georgia!
shelly peterson says
What a great way to use mason jars and who doesn’t love floats! 🙂
Betsy Barnes says
Such an easy way to serve ice cream floats! I’m going to do this on our next movie night 🙂
Cheryl Billings says
What a great idea for my Summer party! Hope you don’t mind if I borrow this idea!
Jessica To says
These look so good and fun. My son would love for me to make these this summer.
Stephanie Caruso says
This is so fun! There is nothing better than an ice cream float and I love the idea of different flavors. I think I’d agree with you on vanilla/cherry cola! Yum! #client
Oh those floats are so cute in the mason jars! What a great idea to get them ready and just add the soda! I think I would love vanilla ice cream and Strawberry soda!
Elizabeth J. says
Those mason jar ice cream floats are adorable. I’ll have to do that with my kids this summer! They’ll love them!
Kelly D says
I used to enjoy ice cream floats with my grandmother. I like the mason jar idea.
Will Griesmer says
Those look tasty!
Kim Henrichs says
I love this! What a fun party idea!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Love The This Idea! Mason Jars Are So Much Fun And Very Versatile!
what a fun idea!
cira mirino says
in N,Y, we made Root Beer floats
Tabathia B says
These look great, but always wonder can you make a float without soda?
Janet W. says
Who doesn’t love a mason jar?! These look great and so delicious!