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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Fantastic Summer Soda Float Recipes

  • Twelve bubbly soda float recipes we are particularly smitten with this summer.
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  • [protected-iframe id="e2e6d7f0389710553e75d39122bcadb9-41469640-52977054" info="http://videos.pgoa.netdna-cdn.com/flowplayer/js/jquery-1.3.1.js" width="493" height="400"] The long, sweet love affair between carbonation and ice cream began bubbling in the late nineteenth century—long before sock hops, and even prior to Coca-Cola's creation. Robert M. Green started the summer soda float sensation in 1876 when he served ice cream rather than ice with his signature flavored soda waters during a blistering hot festival. People lined up in droves for the frothy floats, and not long after, other soda fountain owners began shelling out their own creative takes. Over 130 years later, we still love them, and judging by the multitude of beautiful concoctions floating (pun intended) around the web, we'd say we're not alone. Try our grown-up Rum and Coke Float Recipe featured in the video above, and then check out the pretty and delicious floats we've been eying from bloggers below. Peach and Vanilla Bean Float [caption id="attachment_331453" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Peach & Vanilla Bean float The Broken Bread[/caption]   Dirty Dr. Pepper Floats [caption id="attachment_331450" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Dirty Dr. Pepper Floats Creme de la Crumb[/caption]   Strawberry, Ginger and Coconut Ice Cream Float (Gluten-free and Vegan) [caption id="attachment_331458" align="aligncenter" width="493"]strawberry_shake Beard and Bonnet[/caption]   Adult Cherry Coke Float [caption id="attachment_331463" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Adult Cherry Coke Float Salted and Styled. Recipe by Brenda Anderson / Photography by Chia Chong / Styling by Libbie Summers[/caption]   Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats [caption id="attachment_331459" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats. Half Baked Harvest[/caption]   Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float [caption id="attachment_331455" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float Heather Christo[/caption]   Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float [caption id="attachment_331460" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Blood Orange Sorbet Gin Float Cupcakes and Cutlery[/caption]   Rhubarb Soda Floats [caption id="attachment_331461" align="aligncenter" width="493"]RHUBARB SODA FLOATS Local Haven[/caption]   Blueberry Maple Ice Cream Soda [caption id="attachment_331462" align="aligncenter" width="493"]BLUEBERRY MAPLE ICE CREAM SODA Hungry Girl Por Vida[/caption]   Watermelon Soda Float [caption id="attachment_331457" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Watermelon Soda Float Notions and Notations of a Novice Cook[/caption]   Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cherry Soda Floats [caption id="attachment_331451" align="aligncenter" width="493"]dark chocolate bourbon cherry soda floats. Jessica Merchant[/caption] This article originally appeared as on Relish

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