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Ice Cream Float Bar

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icecreamfloatbar-2Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned ice cream bar to start a party off right, am I right?  I have been CRAVING a root beer float for quite some time, so I wanted to incorporate it into my next party.  Then I ran across these glass soda bottles and had to buy them ALL. Even the Yoo-Hoo. Thus came about my Ice Cream Float Bar.


Here is what you’ll need for your float bar:

  • 1 pack Orange Crush *old school glass bottles work best
  • 1 pack Strawberry Crush *old school glass bottles work best
  • 1 pack Yoo-Hoo *old school glass bottles work best
  • 1 pack IBC Cream Soda *old school glass bottles work best
  • 1 pack  IBC Root Beer *old school glass bottles work best
  • 1 carton chocolate ice cream
  • 1 carton vanilla ice cream
  • 1 jar hot fudge sauce
  • 1 jar caramel sauce
  • 1 small jar cherries
  • 1 big canister rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 bag hard shell chocolate rainbow candies
  • 1 can whipped cream
  • 1 package straws (I bought the rainbow 16 pack)
  • 8 glasses (or however many guests you are expecting)
  • 1 galvanized tub to hold the sodas 

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As you can see, I based the whole bar off of a vintage candy shop vibe, all because of the fun old school glass bottles the sodas and Yoo-Hoo came in. I grew up drinking Crush and Yoo-Hoo and still get cravings for it today. I do appreciate that IBC and Crush use real sugar instead of sucralose to sweeten their drinks, and at $2.75 a pop it’s a deal! There’s also a rebate on Ibotta for Buy 2 Get $1.75 when you purchase any IBC/Crush/Yoo-hoo. There’s never been a better time to host your own Ice Cream Float Bar.  Be the hero of your family with these products and create a sweet treat to celebrate every day.

Ice Cream Float Bar

Out of all the concoctions we made, my favorite was the Orange Creamsicle Float. To make your own Orange Creamsicle Float, you will need:

  • 1 bottle Orange Crush
  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 TBSp Hot Fudge Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Whipped Cream to Garnish
  • Rainbow Colored Candy Stick to Garnish

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To make the Orange Creamsicle Float:

  1. Dip the rim of the glass in hot fudge sauce.  The immediately dip it in rainbow sprinkles and twist until you have a fun rainbow rim.
  2. Put two scoops of ice cream in the glass, then pour the Orange Crush on top, nice and slow so it doesn’t overflow.  
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and candy stick.

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What recipe would you create with your ice cream bar?

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  1. OMG, this is delightful! I loved the hot fudge and sprinkles on the rim of the glass. I must start doing that! Your photos are absolutely stunning and I must dash out to the store for my own ice cream float bar 🙂

  2. mmm this post is making me so hungry for dessert!! what a fun idea!

  3. Neely Moldovan says:

    Oh wow this is the cutest thing ever!

  4. YUM! That looks so good. I love me a classic Root Beer Float… It brings me back to when I was growing up and my mom would make them for us for a special treat. I love your set up!

  5. I have never thought to make a whole bar just for ice cream floats! How fun – we love them! Your photos are gorgeous!

  6. LOVE this idea. Definitely going to do this for my next party.

  7. This is such a cute idea! I love the glass with the sprinkles! Too cute! I think I might try this sometime! And your pictures are amazing!

  8. This is crazy adorable – what a fun idea. My son {and husband!} would love this.

  9. This is the absolute coolest ice cream float bar I’ve ever seen, ever. I think I’d just got a new girls’ night must…or maybe for my bridesmaids in two weeks! Ah!

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  10. This ice cream float bar is what dreams are made of. So perfect for a movie night with friends or a little one’s birthday party.

  11. Love this idea! We are a big ice cream float family and this is a super quick bar to throw together for those impromptu times when the neighborhood ends up at your house.

  12. I love everything about this! I want to have a party now so that I can create a Float Bar… 🙂

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