S’mores ice cream floats are made with marshmallow ice cream and chocolate soda ~ a modern spin on a classic root beer float.

s'mores ice cream floats with chocolate sauce

Ice Cream Float

The ice cream float was invented in Pennsylvania in 1874 by drugstore clerk Robert McCay Green when scopps of ice cream were added to soda water. Fast forward a few decades to 1893 when the official root beer float got its origen story at the base of Cow Mountain in Colorado. Originally called the , “Black Cow,” it is now widely known as simply the root beer float.

S’mores Ice Cream Float

Whether you are enjoying this refeshing summertime treat outside on a hot day, or relaxing at home with your favorite ice cream and soda, you’ll want to try this chocolate soda ice cream float!


Chocolate sauce: Drizzle chocolate sauce along the inside rim of your glass for an extra layer of chocolate goodness.

Marshmallow ice cream: If you don’t have marshmallow ice cream you can substitute vanilla ice cream mixed with some marshmallow creme.

Chocolate soda: Swap out with cola or root beer if you do not have access to chocolate.

Mini marshmallows: Mini marshmallows, or dehydrated Mallow Bits would be perfect for garnish or to dip into your chocolate rim.

Graham cracker cumbs: Crush up a few graham crackers or use graham cracker crumbs from the baking aisle at your local grocery store.

s'mores ice cream floats recipe ingredients
s'mores ice cream floats with chocolate sauce looking from above

S’mores Floats with Chocolate Soda Recipe

S'mores ice cream floats are made with marshmallow ice cream and chocolate soda ~ a modern spin on a classic root beer float.

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  • 1 teaspoon Chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup Marshmallow ice cream
  • 8 ounces Chocolate soda
  • 10 Mini marshmallows , optional
  • 1 teaspoon graham cracker crumbs


  • LAYER the ice cream and chocolate sauce in a tall glass.
  • POUR in chocolate soda.
  • GARNISH with marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs if desired.
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My son starts Kindergarten this week and I am suddenly reminded that I am the adult here. No more lazy summer pajama days playing Angry Birds and Hot Wheels. I have to track down school supply lists and label everything. I am responsible for waking everyone up on the rare days that the kids sleep in. I even bought myself a new calendar to keep track of all of the new things coming up. It’s like this is some kind of adulthood test.

A true adult will be able to:

a.) Make a healthy, filling breakfast and convince her child to eat it even if said child is not a morning person and rarely consumes anything except milk before 9:00 AM.

b.) Pack a healthy yet cool lunch that will hopefully at least be partially eaten, or remember to have real-life money to give her child to purchase lunch with. No credit cards allowed.

c) Coordinate the morning schedule so that everyone gets out the door with appropriate clothes, clean socks, and brushed teeth—every day, without exception.

d.) Fill your toddler’s day with fun and educational things to do so that he isn’t completely bored without his best friend and playmate.

e.) All of the above and 40 things more.

Thankfully, no one ever said that I needed to eat like an adult. So I went to World Market and bought myself a chocolate pop. I poured it over some S’mores ice cream and drizzled in some more chocolate sauce just for good measure.

I know that some of you will ask me if this tastes any good. Here is my unbiased opinion—it truly does taste like you are drinking a chocolate bar. By itself, it is a little confusing. It goes down like cream soda but definitely has a chocolate effect. Pour it over marshmallow ice cream studded with graham crackers and more chocolate, and it is mind-blowing. The end.