These Orange Floats make a fantastic treat on a hot day. And an easy beverage idea for parties.
With warmer temperatures on the rise, I am currently all about the refreshing recipes. Think popsicles, cool drinks, and no bake desserts. If you love popsicles you’ve got to try these family favorite flavors – Dragon Fruit Popsicles, Root Beer Float Popsicles and Banana Pudding Pops.
I have actually had this orange dreamsicle soda float recipe in my arsenal for a while – it’s another childhood favorite that I wanted to share with you.
I’m sharing tips to help you get the best results with this recipe. If you don’t need the tips, scroll to the bottom for the full recipe, including a printable recipe card.
As you can see it was only a matter of time before I pumped out an orange popsicle or a treat with ice cream in it.
While you may think of orange soda floats as a single serve recipe, these are actually pretty awesome to serve at parties. You can even host your own float bar! Be sure to read until the end, because there’s more about that later.
Ingredients for Orange Floats
Vanilla ice cream
Orange soda – choose your favorite, we like Fanta or Faygo
Optional Toppings to Make it Festive
How To Make the Best Orange Float
Add your ice cream to a glass (these float glasses and spoons are the perfect size) and slowly pour the soda over. Once the fizz goes down add more soda if needed.
Serve with your favorite toppings, spoon, and a colorful paper straw. Simple, right?!
Here are more ideas for other kinds of floats – just swap out the orange soda.
- Root beer float
- Coke Float
- Dr. Pepper Floats
If you want your float a little boozy, we won’t mind as long as you’re over 21. Many people make floats with spritzers, flavored vodkas or champagne.
Hosting a Float Party
Back to the idea of having a float party. Simply set out your sodas (use a variety for more options). Don’t forget your paper straws, because they add a festive touch.
To keep your ice cream cold, place it in an ice bucket. You can also add ice cream salt to the ice to keep it super cold.
Place the toppings in individual bowls so your guests can choose their favorite.
This is actually an easy and budget friendly party that is great for kids and adults. Not to mention everyone loves the idea of a DIY bar setup.
More Refreshing Recipes You Have To Try:
- Homemade Healthy Smoothies
- Easy Fruit Cocktail Salad
- Strawberry Shortcake with Biscuits
- Lemonade Pie Recipe (No Bake, 4 Ingredients)
- Strawberries & Cream Salad
- Fluffy Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
Orange Floats Recipe
- 1 pint Vanilla ice cream
- 12 ounces orange soda, like Fanta or Faygo
- Add 2 scoops of ice cream to glasses.
- Slowly pour orange soda over ice cream. Add more soda after the fizz recedes, if desired.
- Garnish with optional toppings if desired.
- Serve immediately with a spoon or straw.
- Quantities will vary based on the size of your ice cream scoop and glasses.
- Change things up with these variations: Root Beer Floats, Coke Floats or Dr. Pepper Floats.
- These are fun treats to serve at parties – the recipe can be doubled for larger groups. Set up a “float bar” with soda, ice cream, glasses and colorful paper straws so your guests can make their own.
Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.