Make Your Own Delicious Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Float

This Valentine’s Day, cuddle up close with loved ones and a delicious drink that will tickle your taste buds! The Scout Elves love this ice cream float with a Valentine’s Day twist, and creating it is just as simple as putting together the garden-variety root beer version. Have your little ones participate and make their own floats for an elf-approved activity the whole family will enjoy!

You’ll Need:

  • Sundae glass or other tall glass
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Red or pink soda
  • Decorative straw
  • Whipped cream
  • Fruit garnish


  1. SCOOP vanilla ice cream into a sundae glass. Make sure not to fill the glass too full, lest your floats become floods when the soda is added!
  2. POUR raspberry, cherry or any pink- or red-colored soda of your choice over the ice cream to give your floats their handsome hue! Helpful hint: For richer-colored floats, use red or pink ice cream in combination with the colored soda.
  3. GARNISH with whipped cream and a decorative straw that has some Valentine’s Day flair. Fresh fruits, like cherries and strawberries, are perfect float toppers, too.
  4. BOTTOMS UP…and happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at the North Pole!

Whip Up an Adorable Valentine’s Day Float! – The Elf on the Shelf

Whip up some delicious Valentine’s Day cookies to pair with this float for the ultimate sweet treat combo!

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