This post is sponsored by Sparkling ICE but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Inside: Keep reading to find out how to make this delicious and easy to make black raspberry and vanilla ice cream float that your and your kids will love as they head back to school!
Even though the summer is coming to an end, there is still time to enjoy some delicious and refreshing desserts. One type of dessert that I have always loved are ice cream floats. There is just something about the combination of a carbonated drink with ice cream and other ingredients that is irresistible.
These are also great for after-school snacks now that kids are back in school. I made it for my kids one day this week, and they loved it! It is important to me that my kids get back into the school routine as quickly as possible, and having something that they enjoy when they get home is a big part of that.
The ice cream float version that I want to share today is especially tasty, and it is better for you too since it uses Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry. I love Sparkling Ice products, because they have zero calories but still taste great. This new flavor is my favorite yet and I thought it would be perfect for an ice cream float.
In addition to using them for this recipe, I have been sending them in my kids’ backpacks so that they can drink it at school. I feel confident doing that, because it has antioxidants and vitamins and zero sugar! Not to mention, it tastes great too!
You can find out where you can buy Sparkling Ice products here, so go pick some up today and make this simple, yet delicious recipe. Since this version was for my kids, I used the non-caffeinated variety of Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry.
That said, for adults, there is also the Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry + Caffeine version that you can pick up for yourself to give you an extra boost during these long days at the beginning of the school year. You can even use it in your ice cream float if you want too!
The key to a good ice cream float is to make sure that you have a good ice cream to liquid ratio. I always add about two scoops of ice cream to the cup, and then I fill it up about half way with the Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry flavor. After the bubbles go down, I add a little bit more so it actually ends up being halfway up the cup.
For this variety, I also added some fresh blackberries, since I wasn’t able to find black raspberries. If you are lucky enough to have black raspberries available though, I recommend using them since they are delicious! These make for a delicious and pretty garnish.
Let me know in the comments below how this turned out for you.
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Black Raspberry & Vanilla Ice Cream Float
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry
- 1/4 cup Black Raspberries or Blackberries
- Add the vanilla ice cream to a glass cup
- Add the Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry to the cup
- garnish with the black raspberries or blackberries.