Drinking a coke float is one of my favorite memories of being at my Grandmother’s. In the 1920’s my Grandmother worked at an old-fashioned soda fountain. She loved it. She talked all the time about the fashion of the 1920’s, the fun, the flappers, and her favorite floats.
When I was about 8 my Grandmother came home with this beautiful tall Coca Cola glass that was just for me. She placed it high in her cupboards so that only the two of us knew where it was.
On special visits, we would bring down the glass and make a Coke Float together then play Crokinole until our fingers were sore.
Coke Floats are special to me, a piece of my childhood. From that yummy foam on the top to the creaminess of the drink, it brings back wonderful memories.
While the recipe is simple, the taste and experience most definitely are not!
Whether Coca-cola Floats were are part of your childhood or you are new to the drink, the best part of them is they only need two ingredients, a tall glass, and a fun straw. We love these Biodegradable Paper Straws and Coca-Cola Classic 8oz Glass Bottles to complete the Coke Float experience.
Whether you are planning a night at home or hosting a 1920’s themed party this drink will be a hit with guests of all ages. Not a fan of Coke? Experiment with Cream Soda, Orange Crush or whatever your favorite soda is.
Old Fashioned Coke Float
- 1 can or bottle of Coca Cola
- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- Whipped Cream
- Maraschino Cherry
Scoop 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass.
Slowly pour Coca Cola in the class stopping to scoop out extra foam.
Once filled, top with whipped cream and a cherry.
When we recently visited The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia we tried so many unique Coke products. I can just imagine how great the Thai Honeydew melon soda would taste in a float! Yum!
Looking for more old-fashioned floats? Check out these old fashioned float recipes from the Coca Cola Company.
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