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Old 08-18-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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What "Floats" Your Boat?

I'm having a hard time determining the best ever float. Is it a rootbeer float, or a float made with Orange Crush, and orange sherbert? Has anyone ever tried using lemon lime with lemon ice cream, or maybe a cream soda with butter pecan?

What's your favorite float? I'm going to have to try making a float with cream soda. That just sounds good. I think it's time once more to begin experimenting. I have the A&W root beer mugs ready to go into the freezer. 1960's here I come! (Now where si someone that I can spit watermellon seeds at on the back lawn?)

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:22 PM   #2
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What "Floats" Your Boat?

Dad had an old-style pop machine at his business, and for a special treat, he'd bring home a few bottles of the real thing, old fashioned Coca Cola. Made the absolute best coke floats with vanilla ice cream.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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I have had the orange "creamsicle" float.

Never had the lemon lime float, I've had my share of this punch.

1/2 gallon lemon or lime sherbert
1 46 ounce can of pineapple fruit juice or similar blend
1 quart ginger ale

My all time favorite is the root beer float made with premium vanilla ice cream.

Don't forget to include a straw so you can teach the new recruits how to blow bubbles or make gross noises when they get to the bottom of the glass!
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:02 PM   #4
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I still remember after an all-nighter with some friends many years ago, we we decided to have beer floats for breakfast. Bad idea. Don't try it....
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:48 PM   #5
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I still remember after an all-nighter with some friends many years ago, we we decided to have beer floats for breakfast. Bad idea. Don't try it....
You've done something few succeed to do. You made me laugh out loud, and not just as a smiley, really laugh out loud. I've tried some strange concoctions in my day, and in a few other people's days as well. But I can't think of any combination of beer and ice cream that wouldn't taste nearly as bad as the fire roasted worms I ate a a kid.

Trust me, I'll take your advise.

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Iced coffee through a soda syphon, coffee ice cream, or dulce de leche ice cream.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:59 PM   #7
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Boston Cooler.

It has to be made with Sanders vanilla & Vernors.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:00 AM   #8
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Chocolate milk or malted milk and a scoop of ice cream makes a great float.

It might also be good with some maple syrup in milk and a scoop of the Chief's butter pecan ice cream.

Oh, the purple cow! Grape juice over two scoops of vanilla ice cream!

I can feel my blood sugar rising as I type!
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:14 AM   #9
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I used to make root beer floats for my granddaughter when she was about four. She loved watching it fizzy up. I would put a mirror on the table so she could see her mustache. She didn't like milk, so I would make chocolate milk and put a scoop of chocolate ice cream in it also along with a small bit of soda. I loved watching her enjoy her special treats.
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I'm rather plain in my tastes, 7-up and vanilla ice cream. Always got that when I was sick as a kid, could almost make me look forward to getting sick.

Though a Dreamsicle float with orange soda and vanilla might be pretty good. Will have to try that one.
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