Simple & delicious strawberry banana ice cream float that’s part smoothie, part slurpee and ALL amazing! Fresh strawberries and bananas blended, then topped with soda & ice cream. This Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Float is a fun treat everyone enjoys!
Move over rootbeer floats, there’s a new drink in town. This strawberry banana ice cream concoction is one that’s perfect for those of us avoiding soda. With sparkling water instead of soda, we can get all of the bubbly goodness we expect in a traditional float, but without all of the added sugars and calories. So if you’re looking for a treat to help you beat the heat or simply looking for a drink you can feel better about enjoying this strawberry ice cream float is definitely it!
What is a strawberry banana ice cream float?
It’s like a cross between a smoothie and float. Using fresh or frozen strawberries and bananas we pulverize them in a blender until smooth and use it as the base of the drink. This gives us a tasty and thick float drink, unlike anything you’ve ever had before. You’re going to enjoy this drink and all of the flavorful possibilities it brings this summer.
-Strawberries: 2 cups of strawberries will give us a red huge to our drink and add a nice bite of tangy goodness.
-Bananas: We want 2 whole ripe bananas for added natural sweetness and creating a thick flavorful texture.
-Honey: If you don’t wish to use honey you could also follow the recipe card notes for using plain sugar as well.
-Vanilla ice cream: Almost every type of “float drink” uses vanilla ice cream as a base to get that cold creamy texture. Frozen vanilla yogurt could be a healthier option as well.
-Sparkling water: We want to use 2 cups worth of berry-flavored sparkling water to give us that fizziness we expect from floats without missing out on any delicious flavor.
How to Make Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Float
Wash your strawberries and cut off the stems. Halve them down the middle and add them to a blender.
Cut your banana into chunks and add them to the blender as well.
Add in the honey (or sugar) and 1/2 cup of sparkling water.
Blend until smooth.
Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Divide the remaining sparkling water amongst the glasses. Serve & enjoy!
Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Float
- 2 cups strawberries
- 2 bananas
- 2 TBSP honey
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups berry flavored sparkling water
- Wash the strawberries & cut the stems off. Halve the strawberries & add them to the blender.
- Cut the bananas into pieces and add to the blender. Add the honey and a 1/2 cup of sparkling water. Blend.
- Fill 4 glasses 1/3 full with the banana and strawberry mixture.
- Top with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Divide the remaining sparkling water between the glasses. Serve & enjoy!
Can I add anything to my strawberry banana float?
You can add blueberries or even spinach to your float to add in a little extra nutrition if desired. Even using strawberry ice cream instead of vanilla can be a great way to add in more flavor with little to no effort.
What is an ice cream floats?
An ice cream float is a beverage mostly containing carbonated beverages like soda and vanilla ice cream. There are many different varieties and not all floats contain soda, for example, this one uses sparkling water and an old fashioned drink called a “purple cow” can be made with grape juice instead of grape soda.
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