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Coke float makes a classic drink recipe. Made of ice cream and Coca-Cola, a Coke float is a definite favorite.

Yesterday afternoon Little Buddy and I had been busily going about the day when out of the wild blue yonder he said, “I think we need a Coke float, Mama.” Now, I’m not a very spontaneous person. I like to have a plan for the day and pretty much stick with it and I hadn’t planned on making Coke floats, but when I saw his face with his eyes dancing with excitement and a hint of that I sure hope she doesn’t say no mingled in there somewhere I decided what they hay. Why not make a Coke float?

When I said, “Sure!” You would have thought a million dollars had floated down from the sky.

Sometimes it’s just not that hard to impress nine year old, I guess.

He helped me gather together the few things we needed: favorite Coca-Cola glasses, straws, scoop for the ice cream, ice cream and Cokes, of course.

Within just a few minutes we were sipping (okay slurping may be a better word for it) on our Coke floats and chatting away about all sorts of good stuff. I started thinking this spontaneous side of me just might be the way to go every once in a while!

5 from 1 vote

Classic Coke Float

Drink 5 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 1
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
Coke float makes a classic drink recipe. Made of ice cream and Coca-Cola, a Coke float is a definite favorite.



  • Place scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of a tall glass.
  • Pour ½ can of Coca-Cola over the top of the ice cream.
  • Insert a straw and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Review


  1. I haven’t had a coke OR a float in….more than a month. I am seriously craving a coke. Classic, none of the diet stuff. Oh dear…

  2. Sometimes the simplest things are the best! I’m drinking Dr. Pepper from a can right now, but it could use a scoop of ice cream!

  3. I can almost tell you exactly when. Probably the day after Christmas, 2010. See, my sister knows I have a PASSION for Coke in the little bottles. A passion I never indulge cause, well, it’s not diet and I would drink two a day!

    So, she sends me a carefully wrapped six pack of those little bottles for Christmas each year…and each year I use at least one (OK, probably more than one) to make myself my favorite, better than root beer float. I never get to it on Christmas day but I’m betting I had one the day after. Now sort of wishing I honored that obsession; I’m craving one for breakfast and yes, it’s all your fault! 🙂

  4. I love Coke Floats, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer floats, or we used to call them “Frosted Cokes”…either way they’re wonderful…in fact I’m having one right now before I go to bed!

  5. Thanks! Me and my mom, grandma were studying on our Bible. When we finished we wanted some ice-cream so I looked this up. Really good. 100% recommend it

  6. 5 stars
    I love coke floats, they were my favourite as a child I can’t wait to give them my child when she’s older. Honestly everybody should try a coke float and suck all the cream at the bottom of the glass!! YUMMMMMYYYYYYY🤪