Your Family Will Rave About This Ice Cream Float

If you’re thinking of treating your family to a delicious dessert that is sure to leave a smile on their faces before bed, then you can’t go wrong with an ice cream float. Here’s how you can make this soothing, dreamy treat that will leave them craving more, all in as little as 10 minutes.


  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2, 12-ounce bottles of root beer
  • Maraschino cherries


  1. Pour the root beers into 2 tall glasses. Refrigerate while you go about preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Add the cinnamon, sugar, and water to a small saucepan. Cook and stir occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture is thickened and syrupy. Allow to cool.
  3. Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar together in a bowl.
  4. Add two scoops of ice cream to each glass.
  5. Top with whipped cream and drizzle in cinnamon syrup.
  6. Garnish each glass with a Maraschino cherry and enjoy.