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.
The rich strawberry syrup that flavors the milk isn't mixed into the drink, making for a pretty presentation that kids will love.
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.
This strawberry shake can be made with ice cream or frozen yogurt.
You can purchase cream soda an amber shade or clear in color. The deeper shade adds a color contrast to the vanilla ice cream.
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.
If you like pineapple topping on ice cream, you'll love this tropical ice cream shake.
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.
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.
Serve this fat-free drink for a quick breakfast or a light snack.
Serve this cold, sweet shake for dessert or as a fun snack for kids.
Different drink-mix flavors make coolers of various colors. Kids love to experiment with all the combinations.
Kids love a version of this without stout. Stir crushed pretzels into the shake for added crunch.
This blended frozen fruit drink is perfect for breakfast or a snack.
This ice cream refresher recipe takes less than five ingredients, whipping up quickly in a blender. It's an utterly fantastic kid's party drink, but don't wait for a special occasion to serve it.