STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM SODA FLOATS

 

  • Cooking Time: 5
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups strawberry sauce (recipe follows)
  • 2 quarts strawberry ice cream slightly softened
  • chilled club soda or chilled seltzer water
  • 8 strawberries for garnish
  • strawberry sauce:
  • 3 cups hulled and thinly sliced strawberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water

Directions

  • Strawberry Sauce:
  • In a food processor or blender, in batches puree the strawberries, transfer the puree to a stainless steel or enameled saucepan, and stir in the sugar and water.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over moderate heat, stirring, and simmer it for 1 minute.
  • Force the mixture through a fine sieve set over a bowl and chill the syrup, covered, for at least 3 hours.
  • Strawberry Float:
  • In each glass combine 1/4 cup each of the milk and strawberry sauce.
  • Put 2 or 3 scoops of the ice cream into each glass and fill the glasses with the club soda or seltzer.
  • Divide the remaining syrup among the sodas and garnish each soda with a strawberry.

Notes

I can't get enough of strawberry flavored anything, this reminds me of working at Johnny Rockets, making real 50's style malt milkshakes and drinks.

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