Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

The standard alternative to a milkshake offered by dairies in NZ. Ice cream plus the fizzy drink of your choice.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 -2 scoop ice cream (eg vanilla)
  • carbonated beverage (eg raspberry or soda water with the fruit juice of your choice)


  1. Place scoops of ice cream in the bottom of a tall glass.
  2. Add the carbonated beverage/soda/fizzy drink.
  3. Watch that the froth does not overflow.
Most Helpful

In Canada, this is known as a float, and root beer is probably the best-known soda used. I have fond childhood memories of root beer floats at the A+W drive-in.

Terri Newell March 29, 2004

My favourite was always lime fizzy with vanilla icecream.

bja January 02, 2004

We have these in Australia too. I think traditionally the soft drink was lemonade with vanilla ice cream, but I love them with all sorts of mixes. Cola is a great mix with vanilla ice cream, so is creamy soda - just about anything goes though. If anybody has never tried these, you are seriously missing out!!!!

Ozzzie November 24, 2003