This refreshing Strawberry Float is a delicious and festive drink for any party, special occasion, or just because! Sweet ripe strawberries are blended with bubbly 7up and finished with a generous scoop of creamy strawberry ice cream for the ultimate sweet treat!
Growing up, I loved root beer floats! There was something special about combining sweet root beer with creamy vanilla ice cream; that in my younger years (ok, as an adult too!) made this one pretty amazing dessert drink.
And my love of floats inspired me to create this simple 3-ingredient strawberry float. Made with sweet summertime strawberries, crisp lemon-lime soda, and finished off with a scoop – or two – of thick, creamy strawberry ice cream, this strawberry ice cream float is a fun and refreshing treat that is enjoyed by both kids and adults alike!
Why You’ll Love This Refreshing Drink
- Requires only 3 ingredients
- Takes only 5 minutes to whip up!
- Uses basic kitchen staples
- Enjoyed by both kids and adults!
Key Ingredients For This Recipe
STRAWBERRIES: While fresh is best, if enjoying this recipe in the winter months, feel free to use your favorite brand of frozen strawberries.
7-UP: 7-Up is my preferred brand of the classic lemon-lime soda, but you can also use Sprite, club soda, or even make your own using a soda maker.
STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM: I love using my simple No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream, store bought strawberry, or even vanilla will work perfectly in this recipe.
How To Make Strawberry Floats
It could not be simpler to make strawberry floats!
BLEND INGREDIENTS: Simply place the strawberries and 1/2 cup of 7-up in a blender and blend until smooth.
SERVE: Divide the strawberry puree between two glasses. Then fill each glass 3/4 full with 7-up and finish with a generous scoop of strawberry ice cream. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Tips And Tricks
- Garnish with sliced strawberries, whipped cream, or even sprinkles!
- If the strawberries you have on hand are not overly sweet, feel free to add in a tablespoon of sugar to help enhance the sweetness.
- For a thicker drink, use frozen strawberries.
- Use strawberry or vanilla ice cream, homemade or store bought
- To make puree, use a blender or food processor
While this drink is best enjoyed fresh, if you are looking to save some time, feel free to make the strawberry puree up to 2 days in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.
If you need to make for a large party or crowd, turn into a punch! Transforming from floats to a punch could not be easier. Simply add 4 cups of fresh strawberry puree, a ½ gallon of strawberry ice cream, and 2 liters of 7-Up to a large punch bowl. Give a quick stir and top with frozen sliced strawberries to keep the punch cool and let partygoers know what’s inside.
Sure can! Adding strawberry wine turns this isn’t a boozy strawberry ice cream beverage for the adults!
Simply add 5-ounces of your favorite strawberry wine to the top of the strawberry puree. Then fill the glass 3/4 full with 7-up and top with a scoop of strawberry ice cream and enjoy!
More Strawberry Recipes To Try:
- Strawberry Lemonade Margarita
- Strawberry Rose Sangria
- Fresh Strawberry Pie
- Double Chocolate Strawberry Muffins
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Waffles
- Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 7- up
- strawberry ice cream
Place sliced strawberries and 1/2 cup 7-up in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Divide between two glasses. Fill glasses 3/4 full with 7-up and top each with a generous scoop of strawberry ice cream. Serve immediately.