Red Berry Float

August 25, 2014

As fast as summer came we are now watching it leave. Next month, we’ll start feeling the beginning of fall (well, some states will, the girls who live here in Texas won’t feel that for another month or so!). Temperatures will slowly drop, pumpkin will flavor everything, and autumn colors will be portrayed.

But we do still have a week or so of these summer months left, so before we bid it farewell, let’s celebrate the fun summer nights and days by eating a couple more summer desserts.

This Red Berry Float is wonderful, simple to make, and just tastes like summer. It’s a great dessert to make for a friend, then sit on the porch and enjoy the summer scenery together.

Grab some ice cream, a mason jar, and fun straws and end the summer season with a tasty treat.

Red Berry Float

Adapted from Food Network Magazine


1. Whipped Cream (If doing homemade you will need Heavy Cream, Vanilla Extract, and Powdered Sugar)
2. Frozen Mixed Berries, thawed (I prefer frozen berries thawed because the juices create a wonderful addition)
3. Vanilla Ice Cream
4. Big Red Soda


To Make the Whipped Cream:
Mix together 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tbsp powdered sugar in a bowl. Using a whisk whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Put in the fridge until you are ready to use this.

To Make the Float:
Put a layer of berries on the bottom of the glass. Top with a layer of ice cream, followed by another layer of berries. Pour the soda into the glass until it reaches the top of the glass and then top with a spoonful of whipped cream.