Sippin’ on Summer!

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Break out the sunscreen, beach towels and bikinis, because summer is officially upon us! It feels like we’ve been partying all month – who knew June would be filled with so much celebration? The 20th is National Ice Cream Soda Day,  so before the rest of the month flies by, take a moment to concoct one of these cool, creamy floats that will surely hit the spot on a hot day.

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Creamsicle Float: Add one scoop of vanilla ice cream to a glass with half a cup fresh tangerine juice (or any juice you enjoy) and top with seltzer.

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Guinness Float: Place a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream into a large soda-fountain glass. Fill the glass with a can of your favorite beer (we recommend Guinness). Top with a swirl of whipped cream and dash of nutmeg.

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Root Beer Float Pops: Pour 4 cups of cold root beer into a pitcher and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Put a maraschino cherry at the bottom of your popsicle mold. Pour some root beer into each mold until it is half full. Place a small scoop of vanilla ice cream into each mold. Slowly add more root beer until the molds are full. Freeze for at least 6 hours.