Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats are cold and delicious
Drinking one of these Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats is the perfect way to beat the Southern summer heat. Plus, you only need 2 ingredients!
We moved to the South!
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.
Time to start acting like I live here now, right?
In an attempt to kick things off with a proper Southern treat, I decided to go with Cheerwine Ice Cream Floats.
What is Cheerwine, anyway?
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
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Cheerwine soda
- Drop the scoops of ice cream into a tall glass.
- Top with Cheerwine.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Looking for other cold, non-alcoholic treats?
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Oana | Adore Foods
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!
I've never tried Cheerwine (or even heard of it) - But cherry soda floats? Yes, please!
I love your photography! And these floats sounds really yummy 🙂
These are my kind of floats 🙂
Lovely pictures of a NC classic drink and making it into a float is a great twist!
Sweet pics! We definitely are going to try this. Thanks again!
This post is making me thirsty! Thanks for sharing.
WhitBit's Indian Kitchen
Omg, cheerwine, how funny! When I lived in California some of my friends would always tease me about cheerwine!
Love the cheerwine! What a fun and tasty post; thanks so much for sharing!
Fantastic job with this; love the cheerwine!
One of my favorite things about going to the beach is Cheerwine! We are going to have to make these this year. They sound DELICIOUS!
Cool!! Never heard of cheerwine, but sounds like everything I love!! This looks so great.
Haven't heard of cheerwine before but this is just perfect alleviate the KS summer heat
I have to try this Cheerwine float! It looks so good!
Molly ~ EasycookingwithMolly
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.
I love cheerwine so these look awesome! I'm dying to try these! Congrats on the move 🙂
I haven't had a float in ages, looking forward to trying yours.
Razena | Tantalisemytastebuds.com
I love floats and will probably find a different brand of cherry soda to try this one.
This looks like the perfect summer treat! Yum!
Pretty Practical Pantry
Awesome! So summery and warm-weather-festive! Love it!
I love your photos! So pretty, this looks like the perfect drink for Summer!
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. 🙂
Adult floats! Awesome! Wonderful photography as well! 🙂
Sam @ PancakeWarriors
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!!
I have never heard of cheerwine but I love cherry, this sounds yummy
I never heard of cheerwine but I love cherry so I will have to keep my eyes peeled for it
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 🙂
Congrats on the move! And what a delicious way to celebrate! 😀
Katalina @ Peas & Peonies
Love the color of these floats, never tried one with Cheerwine, but now I am intrigues.
Love this!! Just tried Cheerwine floats for the first time last night with the kids!! It's delicious!
Congrats on the move! I've never heard of Cheerwine but sounds like something I definitely need to try!
Congratulations on your move! That flot looks like something I really gotta try.
Tina Marie (@troberge)
This is great! Brings back some old family memories for me. My mother and her family are from South Carolina and I grew up having ice cream floats all the time.
Claudia Rinaldi Spartera
I wonder if they sell Cheerwine up here! Sounds positively delightful.
Patti @ CooksRecipeCollection.com
I haven't had an ice cream float in so many years! This looks amazing!
These floats look so good, I'd take a slurp, even though I have never heard of cheerwine until this post! Congrats on your move to N.C.!
Ohlalal I've never had this cheerwine before it sure sounds like a true winner in my book ! yes please 🙂
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert
My husband loves root beer floats! The carbonation really tastes special combined with the ice cream!
Trish @ Rhubarbarians
I love a good float! Isn't it just the best Summer treat? These look delicious!
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!
Your photography is gorgeous!! I am definitely going to have to try Cherrwine!