Have a relaxing “float” through summer with this idea for a treat with less sugar and calories. Of course you can always make it more indulgent by using your favorite soda flavor.
Dietitian’s Tip: These floats made with sparkling mineral water will contribute less sugar and calories to your diet than traditional floats.
1 scoop (½ cup) vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons of your favorite mashed berry or fruit
6 oz. sparkling mineral water
Mash frozen or fresh fruit.
Add ice cream and fruit to glass.
Add sparkling water to glass.
Serve with a wide straw and a spoon.
147 calories, 7 g total fat, 5 g saturated fat, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 1 g fiber, 91 mg sodium, 179 mg potassium, 15 mg magnesium, 98 mg calcium
Rumor has it the ice cream float was invented in 1874 when an entrepreneur ran out of ice for the flavored drinks he was selling and added ice cream. READ MORE