Just when you thought summer could get sweeter, in walks the Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Float. This ice cream float is made with creamy vanilla ice cream, sweet lemonade and a homemade strawberry sauce that you’ll want to eat with a spoon.
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Most people think of an ice cream float using ice cream and pop. (I live in the Midwest, so we call it pop). But ice cream floats can have a variety of flavors and textures and this strawberry lemonade one might be my favorite.
Only a few ingredients in this summer ice cream float which makes it super easy. First is a strawberry sauce, made of only strawberries and sugar. Then vanilla ice cream and lemonade. Simple, classic ingredients.
The first step in making this Ice Cream Float is to make the homemade strawberry sauce. This strawberry sauce is super easy to make and so fresh and delicious. I like to make a batch and then keep it in a mason jar in the fridge to use for all kinds of treats or desserts. The strawberry sauce is simply sliced strawberries and a little sugar heated up until those juices come out of the strawberries, sweeten up and thicken slightly. Once the sauce is cooled you can assemble the Ice Cream treat.
In a glass and layer the creamy vanilla ice cream, then a spoonful of strawberry sauce, more ice cream and more strawberry sauce. To finish, slowly pour the lemonade all the way up to the top. Grab a straw or spoon and enjoy!
The ice cream float is the poster child for summer. So many memories and messy hands and faces. I love this strawberry sauce and lemonade combo with the vanilla ice cream, but below are a few options you could try as well!
Strawberry Ice cream with strawberry sauce and lemonade
Pink lemonade, vanilla ice cream, and strawberry sauce
Pineapple juice, vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce
Strawberry soda, strawberry sauce and vanilla ice cream
If an ice cream float isn’t your thing, then I still suggest making this strawberry sauce and spooning it over vanilla ice cream. The combo of the sweet strawberry sauce and a creamy and smooth vanilla ice cream is incredible!
Find the easy recipe and video below! Plus, be sure to check out these other summer recipes I love!
Summer is officially here with this delicious Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Float! Hiland Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream, real strawberries and yummy lemonade.
12 fresh strawberries, sliced
1 Tablespoon sugar
Vanilla Ice Cream
Fresh Strawberries and Lemons to garnish
In a small saucepan, add the strawberry slices and sugar. Turn to a medium heat and as the strawberries heat up, start to stir and mash the strawberries with a wooden spoon. Continue to do this until the strawberries are soft and have created a sauce. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
To assemble the floats, place a large scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of a glass and then top with a spoonful or two of the strawberry sauce. Repeat with another scoop of vanilla ice cream and more strawberry sauce.
Slowly pour the lemonade in the glass over the ice cream and strawberry sauce until the glass is full. Use a straw or spoon to mix together a bit.
Garnish with fresh lemons and strawberry slices and enjoy!