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Right behind a Churro and Turkey Leg, there is no other snack as iconic as the Pineapple Whip. Pineapple soft serve in its purest form is what park goers crave. When vacation rolls around there’s nothing like a cool cup of frozen Pineapple Whip to cool you off on a hot summer day.
This famous treat can be found in a few famous theme parks.
There are a handful of variations by which you can eat this refreshing snack. You can go original with just a cup of pineapple soft serve. That’s one way to have it. You can also have your pineapple soft serve swirled with vanilla ice cream. If you’d like something a little more substantial you can opt for a float in which the base beverage is pineapple juice with your choice of pineapple, vanilla or pineapple/vanilla twist floated on top of your juice.
All are solid choices on the pineapple variation.
In Florida at another well known theme park/resort there are two fruity options offered. Pineapple and then of course orange. Orange was the flavor that I always opted for as a child and to this day, I can visit the theme park, sipping an Orange Whip and feel just like a kid again.
Today I’m going to show you how to recreate a similar version of the Orange Whip Float right at home. I’m excited that I’ve teamed up with Sunkist® on this post because they offer both an orange and a pineapple version of their sodas so you can choose either flavor.
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Orange Whip Ice Cream Float
The version that I made uses just four ingredients…Sunkist®, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and maraschino cherries.
You’re going to start with a base of orange Sunkist® soda in fairly tall glasses. Don’t fill it up all the way. Why tall glasses? The carbonation in the soda combined with the ice cream produces a foaming action which causes the ice cream to “float”. Hence the name ice cream float. Give yourself some space in the glass for science to happen.
Use your ice cream scooper to place two scoops of vanilla ice cream into each glass very carefully. Garnish your floats with whipped cream and a cherry and voila’!
A summer vacation in a glass! And you didn’t have to travel all the way to Florida or California to relive those childhood memories…or start some new ones with your own children.
Like this recipe? Find more ways to celebrate the Summer of Floats here.