Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream Floats. A festive flavor combination perfect for Valentine's Day or any day! A secret to make these last longer too! -

Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream Floats

Ice cream balls are pre-frozen which allows the ice cream to stay firm in the float longer and is great when preparing them for a crowd. For this recipe a softer style ice cream (usually found in larger tubs) works best to allow easy scooping into balls. 

Approximately 27 2-inch diameter ice cream balls will yield from a 1 1/2 pint container of ice cream. This equates to about 3 ice cream floats worth of ice cream from each 1/2 pint of ice cream (3 ice cream balls per float). 

Scale your preparation of ice cream balls according to the number of ice cream floats you plan to make. The total time noted below reflects the freezing time for the ice cream balls of minimum 2 hours.

Note on NUTRITION INFORMATION: this information is based on 1 float.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberries and cream dessert, strawberry ice cream floats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 426 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • Strawberry Ice Cream (3 pre-frozen balls per float) (see the notes above for a quantity guide), softer style
  • 12 ounces Cream Soda per float


Pre-Freezing Strawberry Ice Cream Balls:

  1. Line a baking sheet (or multiple sheets depending on the quantity you are making) with wax paper, parchment paper or sticking plastic wrap. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop balls of ice cream (2-inches in diameter) onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the freezer immediately and leave until the ice cream balls are firmly frozen 2 hours minimum (can leave them overnight).

Making Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream Floats:

  1. Place three ice cream balls in a 12-14 ounce Collins glass and fill with cream soda. Tip: pour some cream soda and wait for the foam to subside before pouring more. Fill the glass in this manner to avoid overfilling.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream Floats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 120mg5%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.