STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM FLOAT
One of my favorite spring and summer drinks is an ice cream float, this Strawberry Ice Cream Float to be exact. I actually made it on the blog back in 2012 but I thought the photos could use a refresher since it ended up being pretty popular. I also have never done a comparison of my beginning photography to my photography now.
It really is a huge eye opener. The Strawberry Ice Cream Float picture below was taken in September 2012 with my old iPhone on the floor of my condo with the lights on. Clearly I had no concept of food styling at this time. I used a phone editing app to alter the color and make the outlines a little bolder. I thought it looked pretty nifty at the time. It’s funny how much can be learned in a year and a half about photography.
The updated image here is worlds away better to me. I am still not where I want to be with my photography, and I am learning everyday but this shows how much improvement can be made when you begin to really study photography. These updated images were taken with my Canon 60d using my 60mm macro lens in diffused natural light.
Same drink, different photography. Big difference! I have to say that I will keep doing experiments like this to see how far I have come in my food photography journey. It is pretty enlightening to tell you the truth! It also gives me a chance to revisit a recipe that I adore (like this Strawberry Ice Cream Float) which rarely happens in the food blogging world. We make something once or twice for testing purposes, photograph it and move on to the next thing, and we rarely get to experience the recipe again.
I am glad I was able to relive why I adored this float in the first place. First it has mascerated strawberries in it which is incredible in and of itself. I also used quality vanilla ice cream and strawberry soda to top it off with. So simple yet so delicious and perfect for you to enjoy this Spring!
Strawberry Ice Cream Float
- Your favorite vanilla ice cream If you have time, make it!
- Chilled strawberry soda
- 1 pound fresh sliced strawberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar I used my vanilla sugar from The Spice House
- Make a fresh strawberry sauce by tossing the strawberries with sugar in a bowl. Let sit for at least 30 minutes at room temperature as the juices release from the strawberries.
- To make float, alternate by adding a scoop of ice cream then fresh strawberry sauce to your glass. Pour in the strawberry soda.
- Garnish with whipped cream if you like.