Floats, spiders, ice cream sodas whatever you call them they are delish, and I’ve got a new favourite to share with you. A cherry ginger float!

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I love soda floats! We don’t have them often so they feel like a real treat when we do. It’s not that they are a lot of effort, I think it’s because we never had them much when I was growing up. They weren’t a special occasion thing they were just a treat we had every now and then. And it’s the same now.

They do take me right back to childhood every time though…

Cherry Ginger Floats | rachaelsfoodielife.com

It could be the almost science experiment vibe, kinda like those baking soda volcanoes we all made or it could be the whismy. They are such a fun drink especially for kids, I love to watch their eyes light up when you pour in the soda and it all bubbles up.

Secret? That’s my favourite part too!!! It’s just so fun, and usually a huge mess, which totally adds to the fun, right??

Cherry Ginger Floats | rachaelsfoodielife.com

I made these cherry ginger floats with Halloween in mind, with that bright red cherry syrup in the bottom you get that suggestion of blood and then the bubbles just add to the effect. These would be great to serve at a kids party or add some cherry kirsch as well and make them a fun adults only float.

If you serve these to your friends they are sure to remember them for a while, and between you and me they might be the easiest drinks you ever make! Pre-make the syrup, then to serve place a scoop of ice cream in each glass and add the syrup and take the glasses to the table and allow you guests (help the kids) to pour in the ginger beer themselves so the get to be a part of the magic!

Cherry Ginger Floats | rachaelsfoodielife.com

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Cherry Ginger Floats | rachaelsfoodielife.com

Cherry Ginger Floats

Servings 2 easily multiplied


  • 1 cup sour cherry juice
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 400 ml ginger beer


  1. Place the cherry juice in a small saucepan over medium low heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Pour into a jug and allow to cool fully.

  2. Take two glasses and place 1 scoop of ice cream into each. Divide the syrup between the glasses, then slowly pour in the ginger beer. Serve and enjoy!

Cherry Ginger Floats | rachaelsfoodielife.com

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