Fresh Cherry Cola Floats Recipe - Food Fanatic
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Fresh Cherry Cola Floats Recipe

    8 Servings


For the Cherry Syrup:
  • 9 ounces Bing Cherries, Pitted, plus more for topping (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, Split and Seeds Scraped
For the Floats:
  • Ice Cream, Vanilla or Chocolate
  • Bing Cherries, Chopped (optional)
  • Cola
  • Whipped Cream, Optional


For the Cherry Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the cherries, sugar, and vanilla bean seeds. I also like to throw in the empty vanilla bean pod for extra flavor.
  2. Simmer the mixture over medium heat, pressing the cherries down with a spoon, until the sugar is melted (about 5-10 minutes).
  3. Transfer the mixture to a blender (remove the pods first), and blend until smooth.
  4. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge (I throw the vanilla bean pods back in the blended syrup to store).


For the Floats:

  1. Scoop ice cream into a glass. Top with a couple chopped cherries (if you want), and a few tablespoons of the syrup.
  2. Carefully pour in the cola. Dollop some whipped cream on top (again, if you want), and drizzle with more syrup.
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