Shakes and Floats
Combine ice cream with your favorite fountain drinks to make magical shakes and floats. These easy recipes add to your repertoire of creamy frozen beverages, including thick strawberry milkshakes, diet protein shakes, and even classic root beer floats.See Popular Shakes and Floats Recipes
Lassis are ubiquitous in India; the shakes, made with yogurt or buttermilk, can be sweet or salty. The Victorian-style Imperial Hotel in India's capital, New Delhi, where Peggy Markel stopped on her way to Rajasthan, has an extensive selection of lassi. This one is elegantly flavored with saffron.
The ratio of fruit to milk to gelato in this recipe is balanced to make a drink that's too thick for a straw but perfect for a spoon. Substitute your favorite fruits if you like.
The rich strawberry syrup that flavors the milk isn't mixed into the drink, making for a pretty presentation that kids will love.
This strawberry shake can be made with ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Like the diner classic, these strawberry milkshakes are the real thing - dreamy, pink, frozen, and full of summer flavor.
Tossing crushed root beer barrel candies into sugar cookie dough adds irresistible sparkle and spot-on float flavor. Sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream inside two cooled cookies for the full ice cream parlor experience.
Whirl together vanilla ice cream and lemonade in a blender for a tart sweet sensation. It takes seconds to make and disappears almost as quickly.
If you like pineapple topping on ice cream, you'll love this tropical ice cream shake.
Kids love a version of this ice cream beverage without the stout. Stir crushed pretzels into the shake for added crunch.
Let root beer freeze partially up one side of a popsicle mold, add vanilla ice cream, and freeze for a snack or dessert that's as good as the drink.
You can purchase cream soda an amber shade or clear in color. The deeper shade adds a color contrast to the vanilla ice cream.
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Fat-free pudding mix makes these easy-to-fix shakes unbelievably thick and creamy while keeping the calories and fat low.