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Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Float Recipe

This simple ice cream float recipe honors summertime nostalgia
Aurélie Jouan

My father grew up in all-American, Midwestern Battle Creek, Michigan, in the 1950s. It was the time and place of Model Ts and soda fountains, and so when he’s feeling a bit nostalgic in the summertime, we whip up ice cream floats. He loves cherries, and Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia is his favorite ice cream, so I created this recipe in honor of him, summertime, and childhood memories — both his, and the ones we made together.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Ben & Jerrys Cherry Garcia ice cream
  • 2 Cups Cherry cola, such as Wild Cherry Pepsi
  • 2 Ounces Sweetened whipped cream, such as Reddi-Wip
  • 1 Ounce Dark chocolate chips, preferably Ghirardelli

Directions

Scoop ice cream into a tall glass so that it’s 1/3 to 1/2 full.

Slowly pour the soda into the glass until the contents are approximately ½ inch below the rim.

Top with whipped cream and garnish with dark chocolate chips.

Serves 1.

Nutritional Facts
Servings1
Calories Per Serving745
Total Fat36g55%
Sugar94gN/A
Saturated22g100%
Cholesterol101mg34%
Protein8g16%
Carbs106g35%
Vitamin A262µg29%
Vitamin B120.7µg11.3%
Vitamin C0.8mg1.3%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.8mg4.2%
Vitamin K3µg4%
Calcium246mg25%
Fiber3g10%
Folate (food)12µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)12µg3%
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium57mg14%
Monounsaturated10gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.3mg1.6%
Phosphorus278mg40%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium460mg13%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg22.3%
Sodium134mg6%
Sugars, added43gN/A
Zinc2mg11%