ENDECA_EXCLUDE_START
ENDECA_EXCLUDE_END

4th of July Soda Floats

Blogger Cindy Ensley of Hungry Girl por Vida makes festive and fruity 4th of July soda floats.

Error occured While adding it to favorites X
CLOSE
 (1) 0 Reviews
+

Share

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 4

Ice Cream

1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup fresh lemon juice
1
tablespoon honey
2
to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel (1 medium)
1
cup whole milk
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1
cup whipping cream

Strawberry Syrup

2
cups fresh strawberries, chopped
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Blueberry Syrup

2
cups fresh blueberries
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Soda water

Garnish

Whipped cream
Candy sprinkles

SAVE ON THIS RECIPE!

LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup lemon juice, the honey and lemon peel over medium-high heat until sugar and honey are dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat milk and cornstarch with whisk until smooth and no lumps remain. Beat in whipping cream. Pour mixture into saucepan with syrup; beat well. Heat over medium-high heat, beating constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens to a pudding-like consistency. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Pour mixture into heatproof bowl. Prepare ice bath in clean sink basin or large bowl; place bowl with mixture in ice bath. Beat mixture until cool to the touch, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 4 Process mixture in ice cream machine following manufacturers’ directions. Scrape ice cream into freezer container; seal and freeze until solid, at least 2 hours.
  • 5 To make syrups, place chopped strawberries in 2-quart saucepan with 1/2 cup sugar. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, and berries soften and release their juices. Remove from heat. Press mixture through fine mesh strainer into bowl. Stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Discard seeds and solids. Set syrup aside to cool. Repeat process with blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoons lemon juice.
  • 6 To serve, layer generous scoops of ice cream with drizzles of both syrups in drinking glasses. Top with soda water; garnish with whipped cream and candy sprinkles. Best enjoyed sipped through a fun straw.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Making a lemon syrup prevents the lemon juice from curdling the milk and cream, ensuring a smooth and lush finished ice cream.

You can use the same saucepan to make the syrups, just start with the strawberry syrup so the colors don’t bleed together.

Ice cream can be scooped into the glasses ahead of time, simply scoop and place the prepped glasses with ice cream back into the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

Get new recipe inspiration every week! Free Newsletters

View Full Nutrition Information

RATINGS & REVIEWS

Be the first to review this recipe!

© 2014 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved

Nutrition information is calculated at the time recipes are created. We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations.
Save Money on Your Favorite Brands
when you buy TWO 20 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix, OR 10.6 OZ. ...
when you buy TWO BOXES Betty Crocker® Create 'n' Bake Cookie Mix
when you buy TWO Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, SuperMoist® ...
See All Coupons
ENDECA_EXCLUDE_START
ENDECA_EXCLUDE_END
close