Cool off this summer with a delicious, refreshing raspberry float! This is a fun, fruity twist on the traditional root beer float. With just two simple ingredients, these are perfect for all your summer backyard parties.
Raspberry floats are a fun, fruity twist on the classic root beer float. The use of raspberry sorbet creates a refreshing, fruity drink that screams summertime!
I honestly had never heard of a raspberry float until my oldest son came home from school raving about them after having one at a school party. He insisted that they were “The best thing ever!!” I wasn’t excited about trying it because I love root beer floats, and I often have a hard time changing up a classic recipe; I mean, if it “ain’t broke, don’t fix it…” He didn’t drop the issue, and I’m glad he didn’t! So I decided to make my kids’ raspberry floats to celebrate the end of the school year. Guys…Let me tell you, it was amazing!! Dare I say – maybe even better than the old classic root beer floats! This got me thinking, what other float flavors have I been missing out on? Well, the summer is the perfect time for me to experiment. But in the meantime, I will be enjoying my raspberry floats.
how To make a raspberry float:
There is really not much to it. All you need is Sprite and raspberry sorbet or sherbet. You can garnish with raspberries and/or whipped cream if you want to fancy them up a bit.
- Start by adding two or three scoops of sorbet or sherbet to the glasses.
- Fill the glasses with Sprite.
- If desired, garnish with whipped cream and raspberries.
Sherbert or sorbet?
The main difference between sherbet and sorbet comes down to the amount of dairy each contains. Sherbet contains a small amount of cream or milk, giving it a creamier, richer texture, whereas sorbet contains no dairy at all. Either will work perfectly fine for making a float.
- Raspberry sorbet or sherbet
- Whipped cream
- Add 2 to 3 scoops of raspberry sorbet or sherbet to each glass.
- Fill the glass with Sprite.
- Garnish with whip cream and raspberries (optional)
- Serve immediately.