When I was 14 years old I got my first summer job at a small ice cream shop. It was by far one of the best jobs I have had so far in my life. We served all the usual ice cream goodies but one of my favorite things we made was a whipped float. This is basically a combination of a milkshake and an ice cream float. You whip soda with ice cream to create the whipped float. Most people would get a whipped root beer float but we had some people venture out with other soda and ice cream combinations as well.
Today the recipe we are making is a Mint Chocolate Chip Whipped Float. I have tested it with three different sodas to see which one makes the best flavor combination with the mint chocolate chip ice cream. I tested Diet Dr. Pepper, Cream Soda, and Root Beer.
I chose the mint chip ice cream because it is so close to St. Patty’s day. So this is my small celebration to the Irish Holiday. To get into the holiday spirit we can call it a “Shamrock Whipped Float” Haha
This recipe is great because you can really play around with a bunch of ice cream and soda flavors. I didn’t go too crazy but I am sure that kids would love vanilla ice cream with some grape, orange, or lime soda. It’s a great little treat especially now that summer is coming soon.
To make these tasty Mint Chocolate Whipped Floats all you will need is a blender, ice cream, and of course the soda.
Measure our 1 ½ to 2 Cups of ice cream. I just went by the marks on my blender. I didn’t use a measuring cup. Then add 1 Cup of soda and blend. Top with whipped cream and a cherry if desired. If you want a thicker float don’t add as much soda. One cup of soda to this much ice cream will give you a pretty runny consistency, which is the way I like it so that you can taste both the ice cream and the soda.
I guess you are probably wondering, which flavor tasted best?? Turns out they all tasted good. The cream soda was nice because you could taste a little more of the ice cream. The Root beer tasted like a root beer and mint chocolate chip float, the flavors meshed well. Lastly, the Dr. Pepper had a hint of that almost cherry like flavor that made the float a little extra sweet. Any way you decide to whip it the glasses will be empty!
- 1 1/2 to 2 C of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- 1 C of Soda
- Whipped Cream (Optional)
- Cherry (Optional)
- In a blender add 1 1/2 to 2 C of ice cream (I just used the markings on my blender)
- Add 1 C of desired soda to blender
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and cherry if desired