creamsicle float in a tall glass on a wooden table

Creamsicle Float

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I don’t drink soda, but when I do it has ice cream in it! Since I was a little kid I loved root beer floats and other soda floats. This creamsicle float is so awesome.

If you are a soda fan and love ice cream, then this float is for you. You can easily experiment with other combinations of soda and ice cream too if you like. It is a great refreshing treat for the whole family. And it is super easy to make with just three ingredients!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

In order to make this creamsicle float you just need three ingredients:

  • Orange Soda
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream

Step 2: How to make a creamsicle float

Pouring orange soda into a glass on a wooden table.

The basic ingredients for floats are soda and vanilla ice cream. Pour the soda into a tall glass and fill it only about two thirds full. Growing up we always used fancy-looking dessert glasses for our homemade milkshakes and our floats.

All though we primarily made root beer floats on occasion we made a creamsicle float. There is something special about the combination of soda and ice cream. And it was a perfect inexpensive family treat for our large family of seven people.

Step 3: Ice cream and whipped cream

Add a large scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream to the glass. Then some more soda to top of the drink.

Creamsicle float on a table with ice cream and soda.

Now all you need to do is add whipped cream to the top. I always use the kind that comes in a compressed can. Plus as a kid, it was super fun to use that kind. You can use Cool Whip as well if you like. Take a dessert spoon and dig in. Enjoy!

Other Float Combinations

Here are some other float flavors and combinations that you can experiment with if you are an ice cream float lover like me:

Chocolate Ice Cream Float – Use some chocolate syrup, chocolate ice cream, and unflavored carbonated water.

Strawberry Ice Cream Float – This can be made with Sprite or 7up and strawberry ice cream. Or alternatively carbonated water with vanilla ice cream and strawberry syrup.

Coke Float – Use some Coca Cola and vanilla ice cream.

Purple Cow – This float is made with grape soda and vanilla ice cream.

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Creamsicle Float

If you like tasty creamsicles then try out this orange soda float. They are refreshing, tasty, and a perfect treat for the whole family.
Prep Time3 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream, orange, soda, vanilla extract
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Ice cream scoop
  • glass
  • spoon


  • Vanilla ice cream a couple of scoops
  • Orange Soda 8 to 10 ounces
  • Whipped cream for topping optional, but you really should add it


  • Grab a glass and fill it two thirds full with soda.
  • Add one scroop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Top with whipped cream.


How to Make a Creamsicle Float | Orange Soda and Vanilla Ice Cream Float


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Calories: 250kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    I am getting the ingredients to make this weekend!! Creamsicle flavor is the best!! Love how frothy it looks!

  2. 5 stars
    This is SO good! We all loved it and it’s so easy to make.

  3. This is so incredibly easy to make and tastes just like the classic popsicle that everyone loves. I have so many fun Summer memories eating creamsicle popsicles as a kid. How about you?

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