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Red White & Blue Italian Ice Float

Red White and Blue Italian Ice Champagne Floats 1Bring back a favorite childhood delight in a fun-&-festive kid friendly or grown-up treat with Red, White & Blue Italian Ice Floats!

Red White and Blue Italian Ice Floats 6Do you remember the ice cream trucks that used to drive through neighborhoods in summertime, selling all kinds of fabulous beloved ice cream treats? I sure do! Ours didn’t play music like some of the ones still around today do. No, ours rang a little bell. And I would get so excited when I heard that bell ringing from a street away.

As soon as I heard that bell, I would beg Mom or Dad for money … and when they obliged, I’d dash out to the end of our driveway to eagerly await the little white truck with all the wonderful treats tucked away inside.

And you know what? I would always, always, always buy the same thing ~

An Italian Ice!

Red White and Blue Italian Ice Champagne Floats Scooping 313322664_377x602I just couldn’t wait to dig into the icy deliciousness with that cute little wooden spoon the ice cream truck driver gave you along with it. And I would savor every single cold-&-tasty bite.

Well, I’ve now taken that favorite childhood delight and turned it into a fun and festive kid friendly or grown-up treat … with these Red, White & Blue Italian Ice Floats!

Creating Red, White & Blue Italian Ice Floats is really easy to do. {Yay!}Red White and Blue Italian Ice Champagne Floats Sc

Start with pint, quart or party bucket of Italian ice and use a small cookie scoop {or melon baller} to scoop small balls of Italian ice.

Keep bowls of scooped Italian ice in the freezer, lightly covered with plastic wrap, until ready to serve. They’ll be okay hanging out in there for a while.

When ready to enjoy your fun-&-festive Red, White & Blue Italian Ice Floats, drop three {or four, if you’d like} Italian ice balls into champagne flutes …

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… or 8-ounce plastic cups for the kiddos …

Red White and Blue Italian Ice Floats Pouring Soda 1… and fill the remainder of the glass with 7-Up, Sprite or chilled champagne for the adults…

Serve with a drink stirrer or straw for stirring around and breaking up all that yummy Italian ice.Red-White-and-Blue-Italian-Ice-Champagne-Floats 4

And then dive in and enjoy your fun-&-festive, cool-&-refreshing, brings-back-beautiful-childhood-memories Red, White & Blue Italian Ice Float.

Red-White-and-Blue-Italian-Ice-Floats 1Or for those kiddos? You’ll be creating new beautiful childhood memories with the kid-friendly version. Because believe me, these floats are so fun and tasty they will not be soon forgotten.