Desserts are a treat in our home. We try to only have them once a week so that way when we do have them we can enjoy them and not worry about having too many sweets. That being said, that means our desserts need to be really, really good since we don't get them often.
This recipe was worth it! And as unhealthy as it may seem, there really are more berries in this than anything so it was nice that we got a lot of fruit with dessert!
I will tell you-the recipe calls for homemade whipped cream and I gave it a try and it was awesome. But really, if that doesn't sound enjoyable, or you're looking for a fast fix, then skip that step and buy whipped cream, you don't use enough to feel bad for swapping it out!
Red Berry Float
Source: Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Whipped Cream (If doing homemade you will need Heavy Cream, Vanilla Extract, and Powdered Sugar)
Frozen Mixed Berries, thawed*
Vanilla Ice Cream
Big Red Soda
To Make the Whipped Cream:
Mix together 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tbsp powdered sugar in a bowl. Using a whisk whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Put in the fridge until you are ready to use this.
To Make the Float:
Put a layer of berries on the bottom of the glass. Top with a layer of ice cream, followed by another layer of berries. Pour the soda into the glass until it reaches the top of the glass and then top with a spoonful of whipped cream.
Now you get to enjoy the easiest dessert!
*I used frozen berries because I love the juice it creates when it thaws, I think the juice with the ice cream and soda create a better taste than just using fresh berries.