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.

1
Servings
2416
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
107g
100%
Sugar
102g
100%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
347g
100%
Protein
53g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
293µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
387mg
39%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
28g
100%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
43µg
11%
Iron, Fe
16mg
89%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
117mg
17%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
455mg
30%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
148g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cherry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cherry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.