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Shamrock soda float in a glass. There is a melting scoop of ice cream to the side.
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Shamrock Soda Float

Cool mint chip ice cream, bubbly soda water, creamy whipped topping, and of course - a cherry on top.  Make this classic soda fountain dessert at home using only five ingredients.  This mint chip soda float recipe will win your heart.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: beverage, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 385kcal


  • 3-4 Tablespoons Peppermint Syrup
  • 2-3 scoops Mint Chip Ice Cream
  • 8 ounces Club Soda
  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherry


  • Add peppermint syrup to the bottom of a 16oz glass.
  • Add ice cream.
  • Fill glass with club soda.
  • Garnish with and extra scoop of ice cream or whipped cream and cherry if desired.



What's The Difference Between An Ice Cream Soda & A Float?
If the dessert is made with plain sparkling water or seltzer water - it's an ice cream soda.  If the dessert is made with flavored soda - like root beer - it's a float.  Ice cream sodas have been around for over a hundred years and are a classic.
Why do you call this a shamrock soda float?
We are using a play on words because the ever famous "Shamrock Shake" from McDonalds is mint flavored. So we used their term for our mint flavored soda float.
How do I make a soda float without the extra foam?
If the foam bothers you, Slightly tilt the mug or glass while slowly pouring the soda. Just like frothy beer, this prevents bubbles from forming at the top of the glass.


Serving: 16oz | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 320mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Calcium: 180mg