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Recipe by Missy Wombat

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

Top Review by Terri Newell

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.

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.

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