Cherry Limeade Ice Cream Float

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This Cherry Lime Ice Cream Float is a tart, sweet and refreshing treat, and perfect for the hot summer days ahead!

Cherry Lime Ice Cream Float

I tried a Sonic Cherry Limeade Slush for the first time a couple of months ago, and I have not been able to get it out of my mind since. But since the closest Sonic is a good twenty minutes from us, it’s not an craving that can be easily and quickly satisfied when the mood strikes (which, I’ll admit, is quite often – I mean, seriously, how had I never tried this??).

So of course I’ve had to try out a few copycat recipes for making my own cherry limeade at home, and they’ve been pretty delicious. But I decided I wanted to take it up a notch, and everything is better with ice cream, right? I mean, it’s no secret that I love ice cream floats – have you tried my Caramel Apple Cider Float, or the Strawberry Lemonade Float?

This cherry limeade ice cream float could not be easier. You’ll need some Minute Maid Limeade, maraschino cherries, and their juice, the juice of half a lime, and vanilla ice cream. Of course if you want to go all out you definitely need to top it with a little whipped cream!



Ad a few cherries in the bottom of a pint sized glass, along with a quarter of a lime. Then add a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream and top with marachino cherry juice and limeade. Squeeze half a lime into the glass and top with whipped cream. And don’t forget the cherries!

Cherry Limeade Ice Cream Float

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Glass of Cherry Limeade with ice cream on top

Cherry Lime Ice Cream Float

This Cherry Lime Ice Cream Float is a tart, sweet and refreshing treat, and perfect for the hot summer days ahead!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 float
Calories 377kcal


  • 1/4 lime
  • 10 maraschino cherries
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 2 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • Limeade to fill the glass about 1 cup


  • Layer ingredients in a glass and enjoy!
  • Top with whipped cream and garnish wit a lime slice and cherries, if desired.


Cherries on top, cherries on the bottom! You will love customizing your glass.


Calories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 341mgFiber: 3gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 587IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 204mgIron: 1mg

Cherry Limeade Ice Cream Float - Just like Sonic

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Kristin- This looks great! the first thing I thought of was this would be a great day for those nasty summer colds or sore throats that follow finals week! Would you link this to Friday Favorites going on now! So pretty in the jar too! laura

  2. Kristin, this looks AMAZING!! I grew up in Mesa, AZ where there were Sonic’s everywhere and then I moved to LA and there are NO Sonic’s in my area (crying!) so this is perfect! I can’t wait to try it! Pinned!