Sparkling Berry Floats

Hello… I’m Sara! I co-author the lifestyle blog, Simply Happenstance, with my dear friend Nicole! We are so honored to be guests on Simple as That! {Thanks so much, Rebecca, for having us! We are overjoyed!} 

Sparkling Berry Float

Today, we are sharing a recipe for a delightful summer drink to enjoy with your kids! It’s easy to make, using only a few delicious ingredients! The best part is that the recipe uses a mixture of fresh summer berries! Vanilla ice cream adds creaminess, while sparkling water gives the drink some added pizzazz! This is a fabulous drink to sip on poolside, or at your next social gathering!

Sparkling Berry Float

We hope you’ll whip up a batch of these Sparkling Berry Floats and let us know how you like them! {You can find the original recipe in the June, 2014 issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine.}

Sparkling Berry Float

Sparkling Berry Floats


4 cups of fresh mixed berries, sliced {I used strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries}

½ cup granulated sugar {or sweetener of choice}

1 ½ quarts vanilla ice cream {I used Breyers Natural Vanilla}

1 bottle {approximately 25 oz.} of sparkling water {I used S. Pellegrino}

Sparkling Berry Float


Combine 4 cups of sliced berries with sugar in a large mixing bowl. Place on the kitchen counter, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes. {The berries will transform into a juicy sauce.}

To make the float, alternate berry mixture with scoops of vanilla ice cream in a large glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water {approximately ¼ to ½ cup depending on your cup size}. Serve and enjoy immediately!

You can also use the berry mixture to top ice cream, shortcakes, pancakes, or French toast! Yum!

Sparkling Berry Float

Thank you so much for sharing this simple and refreshing recipe with us Sara! For more tasty recipes and amazing photos be sure to visit! You can follow these lovely girls on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all kinds of inspiration!

Rebecca Cooper is a 36-year-old wife and mother of four who lives with her family in sunny Arizona. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.


  1. says

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!


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