Cupid Ice Cream Floats

Let’s get excited about Valentine’s Day! Full disclosure, it’s not my favorite holiday (not even close), but it’s a fun one for my kids and I love to see them get excited about the different celebrations. I also love to see their little faces light up whenever I make something fun for these celebrations like these Cupid Ice Cream Floats.

Cupid Ice Cream Floats

Cupid Ice Cream Floats Cupid Ice Cream Floats

If you’ve never had or seen a Cupid Ice Cream Float before then you should know they’re crazy easy to make. That sort of makes them the perfect novelty holiday drink.


Well, that and then pretty pink color that’s layered ice cream and sugar. But it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a little sugar, right?


We made these in these fun mugs, which we actually use at the farmhouse for our everyday glasses. I love that they have handles for the kids so they’re really easy to hold. They also happen to make great prop glasses for fun drinks. 🙂


These are also great for Valentin’s Day parties, or Galentine’s Day parties. You could serve up this lovely drink in a punch bowl, just as easily as you can make it in the individual glasses. Use different candy toppings for a fun party spin.


AND you could make these ice cream floats for adults too by simply spiking them with your favorite alcohol. Just make sure you don’t mix those with the kids’ batch. That would be bad.


There’s several ways you could make this but here’s how I did it.
  • grenadine
  • 7-up
  • Whipped cream
  • Red sprinkles

If you want to cut corners you can use Cherry 7-up but I don’t think it tastes as good as the grenadine does. For the full recipes, see the recipe card below.

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Cupid Ice Cream Floats

These Cupid Ice Cream Floats are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate dessert, dessert, ice cream float
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Rachel Quenzer


  • 1/2 - 1 can of 7-up
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1-2 Tbsp. grenadine I realize this sounds like a lot but if you think about how much a bar tender would put in for a Kiddie Cocktail, it's actually less than you would get in a restaurant.
  • Whipped cream
  • Red sprinkles


  • Add your grenadine to your glass. 
  • Then add in your ice cream scoops
  • Pour in your soda. You shouldn't need the whole can but depending on the cup size you might. 
  • Let the bubbles settle down and add your whipped cream and sprinkles. Serve immediately. 


  1. 5 stars
    Looks so yummy and a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day is always welcome. My husband does not like sweet drinks but all my gal pals do so happy Galentine’s.

  2. 5 stars
    Personally, I think Valentine’s Day is a kids holiday. I know it is supposed to be romantic, but honestly, Valentine’s Day celebrations for kids (and families) are the best. These ice cream floats look delicious! We have those same glass mugs.

  3. Those are so dreamy! My husband and I got married the same week as Valentine’s Day, so we spend the 14th focusing on loving on the kiddos. This would be such a fun treat!


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