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Cherry Ice Cream Float

Add some cherry syrup to your ice cream float for a grown-up twist on the classic treat

“Ice Cream floats are insanely delicious to begin with – but when you add a heavy drizzle of Luxardo syrup, they become nothing less than pure bliss. I love this recipe because it replaces any artificial sweeteners or flavorings, and is incredibly simple to make. I also appreciate that it uses the leftover syrup of the cocktail cherries themselves, which is a shame to waste,” says Emily Wells of Gastronomista.

This recipe is courtesy of Emily Wells at Gastronomista.


  • 1 Ounce cherry syrup from a jar of cherries, preferably Luxardo
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • Soda water
  • Maraschino cherry, preferably Luxardo, to garnish


Pour the syrup into a low ball cocktail glass. Add the ice cream and top with soda water. Serve with a metal straw, a spoon, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.