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20 Inspired ice cream floats that put root beer and vanilla to shame

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Ice cream floats you'll flip for

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Ice cream floats you'll flip for

Root beer floats are a classic for a reason, but these takes on the old standby recipe may be even tastier.

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Caramel-apple float

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Caramel-apple float

These caramel-apple floats are so good you'll be having them year-round.

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Summer sorbet float

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Summer sorbet float

These light and fizzy fruit floats are perfect for hot summer days.

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Dr Pepper-peanut butter float

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Dr Pepper-peanut butter float

Dr Pepper and peanut butter fudge sauce make these floats unlike any dessert you've had before.

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Popcorn soda syrup float

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Popcorn soda syrup float

Homemade buttered popcorn syrup makes an irresistible, unforgettable ice cream float.

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Matcha tea float

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Matcha tea float

Combining antioxidant-rich green tea with ice cream makes for a guilt-free dessert everyone will love.

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Boozy raspberry-vanilla float

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Boozy raspberry-vanilla float

These boozy vegan floats combine raspberry and vanilla flavors with irresistible coconut ice cream.

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Vanilla-cream soda float

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Vanilla-cream soda float

Homemade cream soda sets these floats apart from the crowd.

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Shirley Temple ice cream float

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Shirley Temple ice cream float

Your favorite drink from childhood gets revamped in this whimsical ice cream float recipe.

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Chocolate-plum froyo float

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Chocolate-plum froyo float

A healthy chocolate-plum sauce and froyo lighten up the classic float in this recipe.

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Caramel-stout float

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Caramel-stout float

Rich stout and sweet caramel combine here for a totally tasty adults-only float.

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Jack and Coke float

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Jack and Coke float

The classic float gets a grown-up makeover in this take on the Jack and Coke.

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Coconut-lime cola float

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Coconut-lime cola float

Coconut, lime and cola floats make for a refreshing, tropical-tinged treat.

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Bourbon orange cherry float

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Bourbon orange cherry float

Bourbon, orange soda, cherry and vanilla combine here for a float complex enough for even the most refined palates.

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Grapefruit-Champagne sorbet float

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Grapefruit-Champagne sorbet float

Pink grapegruit sorbet and Champagne make this light and fizzy float perfect for parties.

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Bourbon-maple vegan floats

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Bourbon-maple vegan floats

The flavors of fall abound in these vegan floats, perfect for when you're yearning for the cool days of autumn.

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Coffee soda float

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Coffee soda float

Once you get your hands on this unique coffee soda and some vanilla ice cream, the perfect float is just seconds away.

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Pomegranate-kombucha float

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Pomegranate-kombucha float

Probiotic soda and ice cream make a delicious float that balances the line between health food and decadent dessert.

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Cherry cola float

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Cherry cola float

Cherry cola is a classic for a reason, and adding vanilla or chocolate ice cream makes it even better.

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Strawberry-lemonade float

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Strawberry-lemonade float

The fresh flavors of summer are what make these frosty strawberry-lemonade floats really sing.

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