Dr. Pepper Vanilla Ice Cream Floats – an all time favorite summer treats gets a little makeover with Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float.
Summer is here. Time for family vacations, barbecues with friends, and lots of time out doors. As an adult, it seems that the summer is busier than ever. I am not sure when this started happening, but I swear the school year seems like a more relaxing time of year. As a kid I remember long summer days spent at the pool, or playing outside for hours on end with the neighborhood kids. Sometimes I just want to go back, and have the slow, relaxing, and lazy days of summer!
When I was in high school I was part of the summer marching band. I spent 5 summers practicing from 9-9, traveling, sleeping on gym floors, bus rides with friends, and working our butts off. But at least one time every year, while were were traveling, the chuck wagon would give is ice cream floats for our night time snack. We got to pick from all different flavors of ice cream and sodas to make our own combination. It was definitely the best snack we had all summer! It was the best way to cool down and unwind after working hard all day.
So this summer, I am vowing to stop working so much and to spend more time doing things summer is meant for. Trips to the pool, making s’mores, baseball games, barbecues and of course ice cream floats. Last weekend I threw out all the rules and we had ice cream floats in the afternoon, and ruined our dinner. Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float® (available for a limited time at select Safeway and Albertsons stores) with vanilla bean ice cream is the perfect combination. I topped with fresh whipped cream and a cherry to make it even more fun. Definitely a treat that will be happening more often this summer.
- 3-4 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 can Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float®
- Fill a large glass with 3-4 scoops of vanilla ice cream. Slowly pour Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float over the top.
- Top with whipped cream and a cherry if desired.
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