Remember those Roasted Cherries I posted the other day? Well, aside from making a really great topping for a variety of dishes, they also have another purpose…. Cherry Vanilla Floats. This is such a great summer ice cream drink.
I start with the roasted cherries. Blend them well in the food processor. Combine with cream soda. Pour over vanilla ice cream. Pretty simple, right??
Let’s start with the cherries. Pull out the stems, pit the cherries and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Mix in your sugar. Now, for this recipe, I didn’t use the cornstarch for thickening, just the sugar.
Roast the cherries until they are SLIGHTLY tender and juices are released.
Add them to your food processor or blender. I love my Cuisinart food processor and have had it FOREVER.
Process the cherries until they are pretty smooth. I added a little water as there wasn’t enough liquid in the cherries to get it as smooth as I wanted.
Now, pour your pureed cherries into a carafe or pitcher.
Add in equal parts cream soda. You can use any soda you prefer, but I love that vanilla flavor of cream soda!
Now, let’s assemble. Add your ice cream to the chilled glasses. I like to use a lot of ice cream. Like, a lot. The amount you use is up to you!
Pour your cherry vanilla sauce over the ice cream. I leave a little space on top to add in more cream soda.
Love that foam on top! So, add as much as you possibly can.
Top with a cherry or 2 and you are good to go!
Just remember in the recipe below, I didn’t use cornstarch for this recipe. I like a thinner cherry mixture for the sauce.
If you are looking for other non alcoholic drinks, you can find them here!