Lemon Lime Strawberry float is a delicious drink with a scoop of frozen yum in the middle. Who says a float has to have soda pop for fizzy? Make your own sparkling drink and enjoy a uniquely fresh, fantastic lemon lime strawberry float with just a hint of lime.
Ice cream floats are a delicious, fun drink to celebrate summer. I’m enjoying my new ice cream maker. My freezer is full of delicious frozen flavors right now. Homemade ice creams and frozen greek yogurt, made with organic, fresh ingredients are on my summertime menu and we are LOVING it!
Putting together an ice cream float means dumping a scoop of my lovely organic ice cream onto a can of soda pop??? Nope. Not happening here. We gave up that nasty stuff ages ago and I’m heavily resisting bring pop back into our house, even for floats.
I found a way to make those fun, fizzy explosive drinks with organically grown fruits and sparkling lemon water! And this is a heavenly combination. So worth the extra work to make a pitcher of homemade lemon-limeade and a batch of strawberry syrup and fizz it with a bit of sparkling lemon water.
NOW dump a lump of creamy ice cream in that and enjoy a truly delightful drink! This float is made with Cheesecake Ice cream. Try whatever flavor floats your boat! vanilla bean, or strawberry would also be divine in this. Feel like experimenting? That’s the fun of floats. Throw whatever ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt you have together with this citrusy strawberry drink and enjoy!
I’m spending a lot of time with my three granddaughters this week. Boy are we having fun with ice cream treats. This float was a big hit with them. My oldest grand daughter; Aliyah, muscled those lemons and limes onto my hand juicer and gleefully squished out the necessary lemon-lime juice.
I found a drink recipe on the Food Network that worked for the foundation of this float. By adding sparkling lemon water and a couple of limes to bring in some flavor and some fizz… Perfect for floats!
I found these adorable mini float glasses at the local Dollar tree. Just right for feeding small kids, and a light yummy treat for grown ups!
My son in law, Brian and Aliyah are devoted root beer float fans. Shock and amazement that I expected them to drink a float sans the root beer. Smiling, lip smacking faces once they gave this citrusy float a try. We are VERY impressed with the flavor combination.
Lemon Lime Strawberry Float Recipe Notes:
The strawberry is added separately and that gives you control of the sweetness factor. The first version of this float came out VERY sweet so I backed off the the strawberry syrup and found the balance point for our crowd between sweet and tart. Make it how you like it! Have leftover strawberry syrup? Think ice cream sundaes…for when your full up on floats.