Cheerwine Ice Cream Soda Float

 Cheerwine Ice Cream Soda Float

I had a plan.

It was to bring a case of Cheerwine home from our trip to North Carolina.

I’m so glad my plan worked.

One sip of Cheerwine and I knew I wanted to make Cheerwine Ice Cream Soda Floats with it.

The wild cherry soda and vanilla ice cream combination would be wonderful on a hot summer night I thought. I wouldn’t let anyone open the Cheerwine, no less take one sip! It had to make the 2500+ mile trip before it could be opened. After having some Cheerwine in North Carolina, I was a little worried I’d get hooked on it like I did to sweet tea on my last visit.  I managed to have only have a glass (or two). But I did manage to get a case of it all the way home so that I could make a Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats. I’m so glad I did, it was delicious! And don’t worry I shared :) at this point.

I did look up on Cheerwine‘s website if a location near me sells it and sure enough they do, YIPPEE! Now I don’t have to hoard the rest of the Cheerwine thinking it will be a while before I could get more, it’s just a simple drive down the street.

Did you see I mentioned I visited North Carolina, AGAIN?

Yes, this time my whole family went. I got back from visiting them after attending BlogHer Food in May and a few weeks later we were in the car taking a 7,000 mile trip around the U.S. Sometimes the best plans are the ones you didn’t really plan for at all.

Our impromptu vacation was wonderful! I thought spending so much time in the car would drive me nuts, but I was wrong. We all have such great memories and got to see so much of the country, we’d do it all again. I thought of all my blogging friends who live in the states we traveled through and thought to get in touch with so many of them, but there wasn’t much time for veering off course. Once we set our minds on the trip it was a pretty tight schedule, all so that we could spend a week with my brother, sister-in-law and nephews. Remember I helped plant the garden, well it was time to see how it was all growing. My brother had everyone out there picking beans in no time. I spent some time in the garden when I wasn’t dropping flour and sugar all over the kitchen floor.

Thanks for cleaning up after me :)

Miss you all already and hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. 1

    What a wonderful vacation spending time with family. Your road trip sounds like fun. :) Guess I should plan one with my family too. I’ve never tried Cheerwine before. And this simple cheerwine ice cream soda float sounds refreshing and looks beautiful. I gotta “hunt down” some cherrwine to make this treat!

  2. 2
    Jeanette says:

    Di,

    Read the article & we LOVED it. I cant believe u found Cheerwine out by you. I guess I will have 2 try 2 make 1 for Justin now. Since he is the only 1 in this house that likes it. We miss you terribly :o( we need some more pickin 2b done in the garden, so hurry back asap…lol…and thanks alot 4 posting my picture this time. You are way 2 crazy I told u I didnt like any pics of me, you jerky jerk…Your welcome 4 cleaning up after you the least I could do since you took over my kitchen…lol…Miss u & LOVE u guys soso much xoxoxox

  3. 3

    I don’t think we have Cheerwine up in Canada. At least I haven’t seen it…
    That looks really amazing for on one of these hot days though!

  4. 4

    Gorgeous creation

  5. 5

    I LOVE Cheerwine! My boyfriend is from Mount Airy, NC and I’m always sure to bring some home with me :) This looks delicious!

  6. 6

    hi diane, seem like you are a very creative chef with a flair for prettry looking food….
    the sight of your soda float makes me thirsty already..
    especially in this hot weather,,,
    looking forward to visit you again, i am now your follower :)))

  7. 7

    It sounds like you have been a busy girl this Summer! I wish I could have gone to Blogher. I went the last 2 years in SF but didn’t make it to Atlanta. :(
    Your Cheerwine Float sounds perfect for the hot dog days of Summer. I have never tasted Cheerewine but sounds like a great drink! Gotta love the name.:)

  8. 8

    Girl…..is the case you sent me going to arrive soon? so thirsty

  9. 10

    I’ve never heard of Cheerwine, but it sounds amazing…especially when made into a float like that!

  10. 11

    You drove to North Carolina? Kudos to you! I never heard of Cheerwine, but it sure looks delish!

  11. 12

    Love this! Must try!

    But you MUST get the Cheerwine from a glass bottle, it makes all the difference in taste!!!

    • 13

      I will keep my eye out for it :)

      • 14

        I live in FL. Can get the cans from Publix, but have only found the glass bottles of Cheerwine from a Sunoco gas station, if you have any of those around! Hope that helps!

        • 15

          I live in So. California so there is only one store near me that carries Cheerwine, and I’ve only ever seen it in cans or 2 liters so I will keep an eye out next time I’m in the Eastern Southern states

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