Root beer floats are a classic summer treat, but why limit yourself to just one flavor?
If you have a summer heat wave and some friends, here’s a fun way to beat the heat: A Soda Float Party.
All you need are a variety of old-fashioned sodas and premium vanilla ice-cream. You can find an excellent selection of classic sodas from World Market or other specialty grocery stores.
Root Beer (of course!)
Key Lime Cream Soda
A high-quality vanilla ice-cream really makes a difference. Either make some yourself or buy a brand with all natural ingredients.
Scoop the ice-cream into the cups first, then slowly add ice-cold soda, letting the bubbles die down a bit before adding more.
Start by serving a small sample round with straws and spoons. Everybody likes to try everything. It’s a great ice-breaker if you are mixing new people together. Later let your guests decide on their favorite flavor for a full-size float.