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.

Stripey Strawberry Shake

Better Homes and Gardens

The rich strawberry syrup that flavors the milk isn't mixed into the drink, making for a pretty presentation that kids will love.

Very Raspberry Frappe

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 15 mins

Pink Cloud

Better Homes and Gardens

This strawberry shake can be made with ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Total: 5 mins

Chocolate Shake

Family Circle

Beer Float

Family Circle

Vanilla Dream Float

Better Homes and Gardens

You can purchase cream soda an amber shade or clear in color. The deeper shade adds a color contrast to the vanilla ice cream.

Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwiches

Midwest Living

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.

Pineapple Shake

Better Homes and Gardens

If you like pineapple topping on ice cream, you'll love this tropical ice cream shake.

Total: 5 mins

Lemon Drop Shakes

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 5 mins

Chocolate Stout Shake

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids love a version of this ice cream beverage without the stout. Stir crushed pretzels into the shake for added crunch.

Root-Beer Float

Parents

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.

Strawberry-Papaya Breakfast Shake

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this fat-free drink for a quick breakfast or a light snack.

Chocolate Cookie Shake

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this cold, sweet shake for dessert or as a fun snack for kids.

Total: 5 mins

Creamy Lemon-Lime Cooler

Better Homes and Gardens

Different drink-mix flavors make coolers of various colors. Kids love to experiment with all the combinations.

Total: 15 mins

Hot Chocolate-Stout Float

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids love a version of this without stout. Stir crushed pretzels into the shake for added crunch.

Total: 15 mins

Strawberry-Mango Milk Shake

Better Homes and Gardens

This blended frozen fruit drink is perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Flavored Moo Juice

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Shakes and Floats  Recipes: Take your pick!
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