Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats are so easy to make plus they are so yummy! With only two ingredients, vanilla ice cream and orange soda (plus 2 more to make it over-the-top special – whipped cream and orange sprinkles), these chillin’ floats are a special treat to serve for Halloween.
A few of us went to the pumpkin patch the other day. It was a Tuesday and the Princesses P were out of school by 12:30. So, we decided to beat the weekend crowds at the very popular Bates Nut Farm in San Diego County by going Tuesday afternoon. We’ve never been during the week in the month of October and what a relaxing time we had. Plus, our weather was a little bit cooler, in the 80’s instead of 100+, so the afternoon was quite perfect.
Afterwards, the gang came over to my house to have a special Halloween dinner. I’ve already shared a couple of things from our party, Fried Vampire Bat Wings and Little Debbie Bat Brownies (and there will be more to come over the next few weeks), and my Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats were a hit! Princess Sweetie Pie, the master float conjurer (with an assist from her mom, Tiffany), declared them “delicious!”
Here’s Princess Sweetie Pie asking to help make the punch.
Tiffany scooping vanilla ice cream into the cute Halloween punch bowl with Princess Sweetie Pie standing by, patiently waiting her turn to help.
Next, the two of them add the orange soda to the punch bowl.
Close-up of cute little hands helping to pour the orange soda; Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats halfway finished!
Older sister, Princess P (who was working on other recipes), decides she wants to see what’s going on. Aren’t those Boo glasses the cutest things ever? I got them last year at Joanne’s in the dollar bin. They only had 6 left, but I scarfed them up!
Here’s a close-up of Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats bubbling away!
Now it’s time to stir – so serious!
I told her to “smile for the camera”, so I got this shot! See her hand in motion? So cool! It’s extremely hard to photograph kids in motion – you have to take a thousand photos to get one good shot (just kidding; but you have to take a lot!).
Here’s Princess Sweetie Pie hamming it up for the camera – this really reflects her true personality! She’s a card and loves to be silly (at 5, silly is a good thing!).
Once nicely blended, Tiffany poured Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats in these cute Boo glasses. She used a funnel so that we wouldn’t drip all over the glasses and have a major clean-up problem before sipping our concoction. Last step – I topped each with whipped cream from a can (a “toot sweet” short-cut) and Tiffany and the girls added orange sprinkles to the top of each.
Then, Princess Sweetie Pie and I set-up for the photo shoot. I asked her to put the spooky fabric over the chair and got a silly goofy response.
While I snapped away, she hid behind the chair giving me spooky eyes.
It was night time in the kitchen, with both fluorescent lighting and incandescent lighting, no natural light to be found! But, photo editing helped make these fun pictures in spite of the poor lighting.
Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats are every bit as delicious as they look! Cold (spine chillin’), frosty and creamy, they taste like a 50/50 ice cream bar that has melted.
I didn’t forget to make a collage for Pinterest! Don’t forget to pin Spine Chillin’ Halloween Ice Cream Floats to your Pinterest boards – thanks a bunch!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream
- 1 - 2 liter bottle orange soda
- Ready Whip whipped cream
- Orange sprinkles
- Remove ice cream from freezer and allow to soften a few minutes.
- Scoop into punch bowl.
- Pour orange soda over ice cream in punch bowl and stir to combine.
- Use a funnel to pour into tall narrow glasses or use a ladle to scoop into wider-mouth glasses.
- Top each glass with a squirt of whipped cream followed by orange sprinkles.