Watermelon Ice Cream Floats – Vanilla Ice Cream gets jazzed up with the simplicity of fresh watermelon juice and lemon lime soda. It’s the perfect easy summer treat! If you love this, you will definitely love this Apple Cider Float or Mango Sorbet!
It was seriously 95 degrees in Chicago this past weekend. It is just mid-June. This is totally atypical of Chicago weather. I honestly stepped outside expecting a snow storm because that’s how Chicago rolls. I carry a winter coat in my car trunk just in case Chicago decides to roll like that.
When Chicago suddenly decided to hit peak summer weather, I went searching for watermelon. My daddy loves watermelon so it’s only natural that I would adore it too. The sweetness satisfies my cravings for dessert especially since its bikini season (not that I would actually wear one). And the water content refreshes me on super hot days.
These watermelon ice cream floats are the key to the most refreshing drinks this summer. You don’t have to turn on an oven to make these treats. You also don’t have to follow a strict recipe for these treats. They are instinctive and so dang good.
Get your fave vanilla ice cream (or try my homemade recipe). Drown it in fresh watermelon juice and your fave soda. A lemon lime flavor worked well with this. Top with some mint to make it look like you actually put some work in (you know, super sophisticated). Serve. Then repeat. Serve over and over and over all summer.
Watermelon Ice Cream Floats
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Fresh Watermelon Juice
- Lemon Lime Soda
- Optional: Mint garnish
- Scoop vanilla ice cream into float glasses.
- Top with equal parts of watermelon juice and soda.
- Garnish with mint and serve.
Derek Gudmundson says
Nice! Just made some watermelon juice and KNEW i was missing something.
Courtney | Love & Good Stuff says
This is such a fun twist on ice cream floats! I love that they are made with fresh fruit and a bit healthier. What a nice refreshing summer treat!
What a great way to use watermelon. This looks so refreshing.
This is so refreshing and presentation perfect. Love the combination to this delicious Summer drink.
Jessica Formicola says
I made these last weekend and they were SO delicious! Such a fun recipe!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says
Right?? It’s so hot in Chicago! I would love to have a glass of this, thanks for the recipe!!!
Frannie Garcia says
I made a couple of these tonight, and we loved them!! Our watermelon wasn’t as flavorful as it could have been, so I added about a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of sugar. We couldn’t actually taste the lemon, but it did beef up the fruitiness of the watermelon. This is an awesome and refreshing treat!
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