Every holiday calls for a festive dessert, and the 4th of July is no exception. While nothing is more appropriate or more American than a pie, I just can’t be bothered with baking in a hot oven in the midst of the sweltering summer heat. Plus, in the summertime, let’s be real: Treats with ice cream are always the answer.
An easy to assemble treat is always a winner, and these berry-filled soda floats are just that. The ice cream and syrups can, and should, be prepped ahead of time, perfect for hostesses who like to actually enjoy their parties. When your crew is ready to indulge in something sweet, layer creamy lemon ice cream into glasses with bright blueberry and strawberry syrups, then top with sparkling soda water! Whipped cream, striped straws and star sprinkles are optional, but totally encouraged garnishes. Here’s how it’s done!
Plan to start this recipe at least one day ahead, so your ice cream is ready to party when you are. Begin by gathering your ice cream ingredients: lemon, honey, sugar, cornstarch, milk and cream.