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Strawberry Cream Floats Recipe

Strawberry and Cream Floats are the perfect drink for a perfect summer day! Simple ingredients for a delicious mocktail that they whole family can enjoy!

Strawberries and Cream Floats: The Ultimate Sweet Treat with a Fruity Twist

Elevate your ice cream float experience with a burst of berry goodness. Our strawberries and cream floats are made with a blend of homemade simple strawberry syrup, sparkling strawberry soda, and creamy vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect treat for special occasions, hot summer days, or whenever you want to indulge in something extraordinary.


Can I Use Fresh Strawberries in Place of Strawberry Syrup?

Absolutely! You can make your own strawberry puree by blending fresh strawberries and reducing it over medium heat in a small saucepan. This creates a luscious strawberry sauce that can replace the syrup.

What Other Sodas Can I Use?

While strawberry soda makes for delicious strawberry floats, you can also try lime soda, ginger ale, or even club soda for a less fruity but equally delightful experience

Where did strawberries and cream originate?

There is no one definitive answer to this question, but it is safe to say that strawberries and cream have been around for a long time!

Some food historians believe that the combo may have originated in medieval times, when cream was used as a way to sweeten tart berries. Others believe that strawberries and cream became popular in the Victorian era, when the two ingredients were often served together at outdoor parties and picnics.

Variations Of Strawberry Floats

  • Adult Version: A splash of strawberry wine can transform this into an adult beverage. Vegan Option: Use a dairy-free ice cream and heavy cream substitute to make this a vegan delight. Creamy to Fizzy: Swap strawberry soda for club soda and a dash of lime juice for a less sweet but sparkling strawberry float.

This is the ultimate drink for any special occasion. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a summer party, or just because—it adds much joy to the time of year. Display it under natural light for the best social media shots!


These floats are best enjoyed immediately. Storing them will cause the soda to go flat and the ice cream to melt, losing the desired texture and fizz.

Regardless of where they came from, strawberries and cream have been delighting taste buds for centuries!

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Too Watery: To avoid a watery float, make sure your ice cream is properly frozen and not on the verge of melting. Not Fizzy Enough: Use freshly opened soda to ensure maximum fizziness. If you have a soda maker, that’s even better!

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

This is much fun for kids and adults alike! The kids can help pour the soda and place scoops of ice cream into the glass. It’s a great way to involve them in the kitchen and introduce them to new recipes.

Topping Options

  • Whipped Cream: A dollop on the top of the ice cream makes for a dreamy finishing touch. Fresh Strawberries: Garnish with a fresh strawberry on the rim of the glass for an extra burst of flavor.

Can kids help making this fun drink?

Yes! This is a great recipe for kids to help with. They can measure out the ingredients, stir everything together, and even garnish the glasses with a strawberry or two.

If you want to make things even easier, you can pre-make the strawberry syrup ahead of time. Just store it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

What other flavor combinations would be good in a float?

What ingredients do you need for this strawberries and cream float?

  • strawberry syrup
  • strawberry soda
  • vanilla ice cream

Why This Recipe Works

  1. Simplicity: With just a few ingredients, it’s an easy yet impressive treat. Versatility: This float can be customized in various ways, from the type of soda used to the flavor of ice cream. Universal Appeal: Who doesn’t love a good float? It’s a classic dessert, much like root beer floats, but with a unique, fruity twist that’s perfect for summer drinks or Valentine’s Day.

What are some more floats recipe to try?

If you are looking for more amazing delicious milkshake and floats recipes be sure to check out this comprehensive list –>  The Best Milkshake and Floats Recipes!

Easy Strawberry and Cream Floats
Yield: 2 floats

Easy Strawberry and Cream Floats

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These fun strawberries and cream floats ae so great for the perfect summer day!


  • 2 tablespoons strawberry syrup
  • 8 ounces strawberry soda
  • 6 to 8 scoops vanilla ice cream


  1. Drizzle the strawberry syrup around the sides of the glass.
  2. Scoop the ice cream into the glass.
  3. Top with strawberry soda.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 658Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 116mgSodium 226mgCarbohydrates 91gFiber 2gSugar 69gProtein 9g

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