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Cherry and Cream Ice Cream Float

Do you love the nostalgic ice cream floats? If so, you will really be into this cherry and cream ice cream float.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherries, ice cream, ice cream float, roasted cherries
Servings: 4
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Equipment

  • baking sheet, food processor or blender

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh cherries I love tart, but you can also use sweet if you prefer. Pit these.
  • 3-6 tablespoons granulated sugar 5-6 tablespoons for tart cherries, 2-3 for sweet cherries
  • 1 quart ice cream
  • 2 liter cream soda

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment. This isn't necessary, but makes cleaup easier.
  • Add cherries to your baking sheet and sprinkle with the sugar. Mix to combine.
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 7-15 minutes. The cherries will release their juices and become tender.
  • Remove from the oven and scoop the cherries into your food processor or blender. Blend until pretty smooth. You might need to add in a little water, I added in 2 tablespoons. This will depend on the water content in your cherries.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, mix it with the cream soda.
  • Scoop ice cream into your serving glasses. I like to chill these before serving. Pour the cherry cream mixture over the ice cream. Remember to tilt your glass to the side to reduce too much foaming.
  • Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!