Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats

We officially moved to Durham, NC last Saturday!

I’m beyond excited to finally be down here and to start work at Duke next week.  I’ll be sharing more about the transition to southern life as things develop.

I’ve spent the past week unpacking and trying to organize the house.  I am finally at a point where all of my blog props and whatnot are unpacked, and the bedroom that I’m using as a “studio” (and as a spare bedroom) is organized enough that I could take some photos.

Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats | A Nerd Cooks

In an attempt to kick things off with a proper Southern treat, I decided to go with Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats.

Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats | A Nerd Cooks

Haven’t tried Cheerwine?  Cheerwine is a cherry-flavored soda that was created right here in North Carolina.  It was introduced to me by my friend, Emily, who is a South Carolina native.  It’s bubbly and sweet, and perfect over vanilla ice cream.

Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats | A Nerd Cooks

You’ll need (makes 1):

Drop the scoops of ice cream into a tall glass.  Top with Cheerwine.  Drink!

Be careful, because as soon as the soda hits the ice cream, things will get pretty foamy.  Pour slowly.

Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats | A Nerd Cooks

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44 thoughts on “Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats

  1. I would love one glass right now! Never heard of Cheerwine but hopefully I can find some around, at least online 🙂 Good luck getting used to your new home! Such exciting news!

  2. I had never heard of cheerwine before and now, would definitely keep an eye for it in stores ;0) Great recipe, I’m sure would taste awesome with vanilla ice cream.

  3. There’s just an amazing creaminess to floats that can’t be duplicated. I will make sure to try this one next time I’m in Cheerwine country. 🙂

  4. This really is the way to kick it off in the south! I live close to Charlotte and this really is a southern treat! I don’t care much for cheerwine on it’s own, but this float makes me want to rethink that!!

  5. Welcome to NC! My husband and I just moved from Durham – he finished up at Duke in the spring. Hope you enjoy it! And so glad you discovered Cheerwine — we are very proud of it here in NC 🙂

  6. OH YUM! I haven’t had Cheerwine, but have seen it. I now want to try it!! These look delicious. Good luck with your move and new job at Duke!! Congrats!

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