Blueberry Lime Soda Floats… these delicious and easy to make floats are made with fresh berries, and so refreshing!
August is a month I both love and hate. I love that it’s a month of change – summer is winding down, it’s time to get ready for school, and there are the tiniest hints that fall is around the corner. I don’t love that it’s usually oppressively hot, and we’ve already exhausted our repertoire of fun summer activities. There’s really nothing for it but to eat ice cream every day and hope school starts soon!
These blueberry lime soda floats are the perfect way to keep cool during these final days of summer. They’re so simple and easy to make, and perfect for a quick treat or for entertaining with friends.
Blueberry Lime Soda Floats are deceptively easy to make!
What makes these floats super delicious is that they’re made with fresh blueberries. We go through blueberries like crazy at our house, and none of us can stop snacking on them. I absolutely love the combination of blueberries and lime in these floats. They’re sweet and just slightly tart, and so flavorful!
You’ll start by pureeing your fresh blueberries, then pressing them through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds and skin. I like to use a rubber spatula and gently press the pureed berries against the side of the strainer to release the juice.
Once you have the juice separate, you’ll add sugar to the mixture and bring it just to a simmer. Depending on how sweet your berries are, you may need to add more or less sugar. I found that 1/4 cup was perfect for my berries. Let the blueberry syrup cool, and then it’s time to make floats! Pour a couple of tablespoons of syrup into a cup, add a few scoops of ice cream, and pour the sparkling water over the top. Stir with a straw (I’m partial to cute stripy straws) and enjoy!
Blueberry Lime Soda Floats
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 fresh lime cut into wedges
- 1 liter sparkling water chilled
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream
- Add the blueberries to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Push the mixture through a fine wire strainer into a small saucepan.
- Add the sugar to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. Heat the blueberry mixture over medium heat until it just reaches a simmer. Remove from heat and let cool.
- When ready to serve, pour 2-3 tablespoons of blueberry syrup into a glass. Squeeze a lime wedge over the syrup. Add a few scoops of ice cream, then pour the sparkling water over the top. Serve immediately.
If you love this refreshing treat, you’ll enjoy these too!