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Boozy Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream Floats

2014 July 3

Boozy Cherry-Vanilla ice cream floats anyone? With Independence day upon us, I thought it only appropriate to share a fun and festive All-American treat, crowd pleasing enough to serve at your holiday barbeque but simple enough to make all summer long.

Boozy Cherry Vanilla Floats

When DRY Soda asked me to create a cocktail recipe using their new DRY Cherry Soda, my mind immediately went to boozy ice cream floats! Call me a kid at heart but nothing, and I mean nothing, pairs better with soda than ice cream. Something about that foamy, creamy, fizzy quality of an ice cream float gives me butterflies in my stomach. It reminds me of being a kid slurping the last bits of my soda and eating globs of foaming ice cream by the spoonful.

Boozy Cherry Vanilla Float

Now as a grown-up kid, it’s still fun to indulge in these sorts of treats especially when it’s made alcoholic with a hearty splash of vanilla vodka! Trust me, your friends are going to freak over these grown-up dessert cocktails! While DRY Cherry Soda is their most popular flavor, DRY Soda has lots of all natural better-for-you flavors perfect for boozy floats like DRY Vanilla Bean and Blood Orange sodas. Just a tip, the Blood Orange mixed with vanilla ice cream and vodka tastes like a 50-50 bar. YUM! Which combination would you choose?

Boozy Cherry Vanilla Float

Boozy Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream Floats
makes 4

4-120z cans DRY Cherry Soda
pint vanilla ice cream
vanilla vodka ( you could also use plain vodka)
maraschino cherries, optional for garnish

4-8oz mason jars
large straws


1. In the bottom of each mason jar, stir together 1 Tbs ice cream and 2-3 Tbsp of DRY Cherry Soda.
2. Add 2 oz of vodka to each mason jar and stir to combine.
3. Add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream to each jar.
4. Slowly fill with DRY Cherry Soda, garnish with a maraschino cherry and a straw. Cheers!


Boozy Floatsphotos by Leah Bergman


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DRY Soda but all opinions expressed here are my own. DRY is soda for everyone. Created especially to be a less sweet soda, DRY has just four all natural ingredients and is sweetened with a minimal amount of pure cane sugar. DRY contains 1/4 to 1/3 of the sugar and calories of traditional sodas, which allows its fruit, flower, and herb favors to shine through. Pick up a DRY Soda Discovery Pack including Cherry, Blood Orange, and Vanilla Bean sodas this summer and get mixing!

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Leah Bergman

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Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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  1. Cupcake Baker permalink
    July 3, 2014

    Love this! I’m definitely going to give them a try.

  2. July 3, 2014

    This looks seriously yummy! Definitely trying something similar tomorrow.

    xx Sarah

  3. July 4, 2014

    On my way to the store…does Dry Soda Company sell at major retailers like Ralph’s or more like a Trader Joes or Whole Foods place? Let me know so I can stock up for summer please! Can’t wait to make this with my fave vanilla ice cream from Trader Joes!

    • July 5, 2014

      Dry Soda sells at Ralph’s and Whole Foods for sure. I’m not so sure about Trader Joes! You might also like their rhubarb and lavender sodas. 😉

  4. July 5, 2014

    Oh my goodness…I will shop for the Lavender Dry Soda for sure! That sounds delicious! Thanks for the info! Hope it was a Happy 4th!

  5. July 5, 2014

    Sign me up!

  6. July 9, 2014

    Boozy floats are the best!!

  7. Tim permalink
    June 29, 2016

    These were nice but in a subtle kind of way- Balanced between creamy and sweet. Couple notes. The vodka should be of good quality lest the off flavors of a bottom shelf brand overpower the sublety. I prefer my fruit drinksmore fruit forward and sweet so I’d recommend adding a splash of cherry liquer. When I made the drink the cherry flavore e difficult to discern.

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