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Pramrider

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I owe the inspiration for this topic to Musickid's "Favorite Soda Pop" thread.:thumbsup:

Any of you younger members ever have a Coke, 7-Up, or any other kind of ice cream float? You might have also known of them by the name "ice cream soda". In Baltimore they were always called "floats". They were very popular back in the '50s and '60s, and I know the older members on ADISC no doubt remember them well. I haven't heard of someone mentioning an ice cream float for a long time, and I'm thinking they went out with drug store/5&10 cent store soda fountains in general? Maybe not. Honestly, I never cared much for them when I was a kid. I could eat a dish of ice cream and drink asoda seperately. But something about my ice cream being *bubbly* just didn't do anything for me.:rolleyes: I'd like to try one now, but I no longer have the tolerance for ice cream and milk. It might taste good going down, however I'd be in misery the rest of the day with stomach pain and bloating. Guess I should have acquired a taste for them when I could have enjoyed having one.

If you never had one, make yourself one at home and see what you think. Just take a glass of ice cream and pour some of your favorite soda over it. Use a spoon for the ice cream and drink the liquid cream soda right from the glass or use a straw. Enjoy!!!:smile:

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I haven't had a float in years...The last one I had was from A&W I believe
 

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Valentine and Mooey G hit it right on the button. An A&W Rootbeer Float was always one of my favorites. Damn, I want one right now!
 

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Rootbeer and coke floats are awesome. Definitely the way forward.
 
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Dreamscicle Float FTw....you take good vanilla ice cream, and put it in orange soda ...go try it .
 

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I effing love Coke Floats, thats really why i love vanilla Coke :]
 

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A&W Root Bear Floats are the best...Anyway they do sell A&W and Sunkist Floats now in glass bottles...

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WOW!!! I had no idea floats were still so popular these days.:smile: Yes, I do also remember root beer floats being popular. The dreamsicle float mentioned with vanilla ice cream and orange soda must have taken it's name from the old Good Humor "dreamsicles" which had vanilla and orange ice cream in them.

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When I was at Disney land back in 2007 on a school trip the group I was with decided to stop at one of their ice cream parlor on "main street". I wasn't feeling good at all but I wasn't going to let having a slight cold stop me from going to Disney land, epically when its free and when I missed the other one two years before due to oversleeping.

Anyways I ordered a coke float. The worker needed me to explain its a rootbeer float, only with coke. <_> I guess my speech impediment made it a bit hard to understand.
 
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I have them all the time. I just make it myself here at home. all I drink anymore is rootbeer because of my dry mouth problems, due to all the drugs I take.

Anyway, I just got done with one a couple of hours ago. I just love 'em! And I like to make the dreamsickle ones too with the orange soda. MMMMM MMMM!
 
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When I was at Disney land back in 2007 on a school trip the group I was with decided to stop at one of their ice cream parlor on "main street". I wasn't feeling good at all but I wasn't going to let having a slight cold stop me from going to Disney land, epically when its free and when I missed the other one two years before due to oversleeping.

Anyways I ordered a coke float. The worker needed me to explain its a rootbeer float, only with coke. <_> I guess my speech impediment made it a bit hard to understand.

I think it was more his brain impediment.
 

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When I was in high school, the club that I was in use to sell rootbeer floats durring lunch as a random fund raiser. It was always real easy and always a good crowd pleaser. Just a bucket of ice cream and a case of sodads and solo cups. I think we charged a dollar per float. My mom also use to love to make us rootbeer floats when my brothers and sisters and I were young. I deffinately miss stuff like that.
 

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Root beer floats rock. :D
 

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I well remember orange and root beer floats...I'm not sure how one would go about putting them into a glass bottle tho'. Sounds a bit absurd to me. After all a proper 'float' is a large glass of your favourite pop (root beer, orange, etc) with one or more scoops of (usually vanilla) ice cream 'floating' in it (what a concept, eh!?)!! Those bottled versions may have something akin to the taste, but would definitely not 'float' for me! hahaha
 
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I love floats. I'm a little surprised that pramrider assumed us younger members had never had one. Admittedly, I've never had a drugstore one (though there is a drugstore in my area with a counter that sells them) but I've made them myself plenty of times. My favorite is chocolate ice cream in cherry Coke, or even better, Ben and Jerry's cherry garcia in Coke or cherry Coke. The traditional root beer with vanilla ice cream is good too, though.

Does anyone know if Wendy's still sells Frosty floats? I suppose float purists would be horrified at the idea but I thought they were pretty good.
 
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Mako

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The wendy's ones are meh, soft serve icecream just doesn't work, you need hard ice cream.
Vanilla butterscotch ripple in rootbeer and vanilla raspberry swirl in cream soda are my favourites.
 

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WOW!!! I had no idea floats were still so popular these days.:smile: Yes, I do also remember root beer floats being popular. The dreamsicle float mentioned with vanilla ice cream and orange soda must have taken it's name from the old Good Humor "dreamsicles" which had vanilla and orange ice cream in them.

~Pramrider

Hershey's still makes Dream Bars (I think that's what they're called) with vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet.
 
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