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Floating Fruit Cobblers

12 Comments | Written on June 15, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

The recipes I have for you today are a blend of everything you love about an ice cream float and a summer fruit cobbler in one!   They taste like having a homemade cobbler with a scoop of ice cream.  The best part is, you can make and enjoy them in minutes!

My dad has a big sweet tooth and he absolutely loves blueberries.  He even forages for wild blueberries when he goes camping in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.   (So trendy and gourmet of him…)  In honor of Father’s Day, I am going to dedicate the first recipe to “D.A.D.” Dad!

Floating Blueberry Cobbler  (click here to view and print recipe)

Vanilla ice cream


Blueberry flavored soda (such as Izze Sparkling Blueberry)

1 sugar cookie, crushed (about 1 Tablespoon)


In your serving glass, alternately layer ice cream and blueberries.  Pour blueberry soda into the glass until it reaches the top and the ice cream is floating.  Top with the crushed sugar cookie and a dash of cinnamon.  Sip and smile!

The key to any good float starts with a hearty scoop of ice cream.  From there, you can let your creativity flow!  I browsed the soda aisle at the grocery store for inspiration when creating this recipe.  It is unbelievable how many different kinds and flavors are available!  I fell in love with the line of sparking sodas from IZZE.  They offer a bunch of fruit flavors that pair well with the fresh fruits I used in these recipes.  Feel free to browse the aisles yourself and find inspirations for your own summer floats!

Finally, I wanted to serve these floats in a creative way.  Sure, you could easily layer the ingredients in any glass, but there is just something fun about drinking out of a ball jar in the summer.   Plus, serving these floats out of a wide-mouth pint sized canning jar keeps with the All-American, retro dessert theme.  An old-fashioned striped straw adds to the appeal as well.

 It is easy to make variations on the “Floating Fruit Cobbler” using seasonal produce or your favorite flavors.  Here I made a “Floating Peach Cobbler” and “Floating Blackberry Cobbler.”  Enjoy!

Floating Peach Cobbler  (click here to view and print recipe)

Prepare according to Floating Blueberry Cobbler recipe, but substitute sliced peaches and Peach flavored soda (such as Izze Sparkling Peach).

Floating Blackberry Cobbler  (click here to view and print recipe)

Prepare according to Floating Blueberry Cobbler recipe, but substitute blackberries and Blackberry flavored soda (such as Izze Sparkling Blackberry).

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