Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float

Throw your taste buds all the way back to the 1950's with a delicious Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float. Not only is this drinkable dessert adorable, but it is incredibly easy to create! Serve these wonderful drinks at a party or an event or simply enjoy them while conversing on the back porch with friends. No matter what you choose to do with them, make sure you enjoy every sip!

Five yummy ingredients make up this super float and the star of the show is definitely the maraschino cherry on top! Underneath, lies a classic Shirley Temple with two scoops (or more!) of refreshing ice cream. To add an extra visual touch, serve the floats in mason jars and throw in a cute little striped straw.

Possibly the most famous non-alcoholic cocktail ever, the Shirley Temple was titled after the child star with the same name. Shirley Temple was an American actress and performer who found fame at a very young age. With many talents that ranged from acting to singing to dancing, she was Hollywoods top box office celebrity from 1935 to 1938. A lot of us know about Shirley Temple as a child star, but what many of us dont know is that she actually went on to become an American diplomat when she grew up. Yes, its true! She served as the US Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia and later she served at the Chief of Protocol of the United States. Hard to believe that little girl who sang On the Good Ship Lollipop went on to such an auspicious adulthood.

While the exact reason why a drink was named after Shirley Temple is still unknown, many assume it was created especially for the young starlet, herself, due to the fact that she was under the drinking age. Perhaps they wanted to provide her with some sort of virgin cocktail so she could pretend she was all grown up and drinking alcohol with the adults? Its truly hard to say.

Another fact that is generally unknown is the actual ingredients of the drink. While grenadine is always a must, some recipes call for orange juice, while others rely on simple sodas. One thing is for sure, little Shirley Temple and big Shirley Temple - never allowed anyone to make a drink business out of her name!

Making this signature soda into a float is quite fitting, as Miss Temple most likely enjoyed a float or two during her younger years. Whether you prefer to enjoy it at a drive-in movie, or along the ocean on a summer afternoon, these Shirley Temple floats are timeless and can be enjoyed by all generations. This float is delicious and very easy to make. In only ten minutes, you can create a dessert that will get your entire family smiling! Go ahead, start mixing, and you can create some wonderful new summer memories together - now and for many years to come.

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