Make this nostalgic Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float just because.

Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float

Here’s a twist on a root beer float that might bring back some childhood memories.

It’s a Shirley Temple ice cream float.

In this recipe, a Shirley Temple drink is poured over vanilla ice cream.

And of course, it’s served with a cherry on top.

When I was a kid, the best thing about going out to dinner was having a Shirley Temple.

And it was so great when a Shirley Temple would have two cherries instead of just one.

I saved the second cherry as a treasure, to eat at the very end.

I’m still a fan of Shirley Temples and I love how colorful they are.

This Shirley Temple float has the same delicious flavor as a Shirley Temple drink, only creamier because of the vanilla ice cream.

Here are more colorful drinks you may like “Blueberry Limeade“, “Pink Lemonade with Pomegranate Juice” and “Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float ingredients

Lemon-lime soda, grenadine syrup, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or Cool Whip topping (optional), and maraschino cherries

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Lemon-Lime Soda and Grenadine Syrup:

Top of lemon lime soda bottle

In a small pitcher…

Pour lemon lime soda in glass

…or large glass, add the lemon-lime soda…

Pour grenadine in glass

…and grenadine syrup to make the Shirley Temple.

Stir Shirley Temple drink in glass

Stir together and set aside for a moment.

Vanilla Ice Cream:

Add scoops of vanilla ice cream to glass mug

In serving glasses or mason jars,

Add scoops of vanilla ice cream to glass mug

add the ice cream.

Shirley Temple Float:

Pour Shirley Temple drink in glass mug

Then,

Pour Shirley Temple Drink in mug with ice cream

Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float in glass mug

pour the Shirley Temple over the ice cream.

Whipped Cream and Cherries:

Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float

…top with whipped cream and a cherry.

Serve:

Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float

Serve right away.

Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float in glass mug

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Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float

Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float

Make this nostalgic Shirley Temple float just because.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces lemon-lime soda chilled
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream or Cool Whip topping
  • 2 maraschino cherries, stems on

Instructions

  • In a small pitcher, add the lemon-lime soda and grenadine syrup to make the Shirley Temple.
    Stir together and set aside for a moment. 
  • In serving glasses or mason jars, add the ice cream. Pour the Shirley Temple over the ice cream and top with whipped cream and a cherry.
    Serve right away.