My very first job was at an ice cream stand, just a few miles from my house. I started working there when I was 13 and could make a perfect ice cream cone within the first week of training. A small was 4 oz., a medium 6oz., and a large was 8oz., unless of course the customer was the cute boy from down the street…he always got a little bit more… or if you were the trucker who stopped by to get a large cone for 80 cents and then left me the 20 cent change as a tip. He always got a little more too!
It was a great job. It was close to home, so my parents didn’t have to drive far..I made some fun friends while working there, and the BEST part was… I got to eat ALL the ice cream I wanted… FOR FREE!! Yep… twist ice cream cones, peanut butter dip, twinkle kote, peanut butter fudge milkshakes, flurries with enough candy to bust out the bottom of the cup, and chocolate covered bananas were a few of my go-to indulgences. Yep, it was a great job!!!
I did learn a lot while working at the ice cream stand. We had to keep the place really clean and so I learned a lot about keeping a “house” during my years there. I also learned to make a bunch a really tasty treats. One of which, is an ice cream float. I’m gonna share those float-making secrets with you today.
Here’s the steps to a great ice cream float:
1. Chill glass and pop (or soda, if you prefer 😉 )
2. Fill glass 2/3 of the way full with pop.
3. Stir the pop to eliminate some of the foaming. (This is the step so many people don’t know about. By stirring your pop, you can add more ice cream!! Less foaming, more ice cream! )
4. Add as much ice cream as you like or until the glass won’t hold anymore.
This is such a yummy treat on a warm day…or after playing outside or a hard workout and everyone deserves a sweet reward every now and then.
You can give yourself the sweet reward of a Diet Dr Pepper® float AND enter to win a chunk of the Summer FUNd making this float taste even BETTER!!
Here’s the details:
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So, give these ice cream floats a try and be sure to enter the #SweetFUNd sweepstakes. Just like all good things…tell your friends!!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Diet Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine.