Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Soda is perfect "green" treat for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you're in the mood for something minty and sweet! Let me show you how easy this recipe is to put together.
A fun treat to make for the family is an ice cream soda. Mint Chocolate Chip just happens to be one of my favorite ice cream flavors. However, it's not a flavor I purchase regularly because no one else in my family enjoys the minty taste like I do.
This ice cream soda recipe would go perfect with my Lucky Charms Cereal Bars Recipe.
Ice Cream Soda or Float?
I have always called the recipe I'm sharing with you today an ice cream soda. When I think of an ice cream float, I think of a drink that's "old fashioned" or from when my parents were teenagers.
However, traditionally speaking, an ice cream soda is prepared with soda water, syrup and ice cream. An ice cream float is typically ice cream in a soft drink.
What do you call them? I call them delicious! Leave me a comment below if you have anything to add to the definitions I was able to find on Google.
Mint Chocolate Chip Float
But with St. Patrick's Day coming up in a few weeks, it gives me the perfect excuse to share this recipe for a Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Soda. Or Mint Chocolate Chip Float. How about a Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake?
I don't have a lot of "green" type recipes on my site for St. Patrick's Day but I thought this one is good all year long as well as for the month of March where the focus is on a lot of green treats.
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- 3 - 4 large scoops of mint chocolate ice cream
- 1 cup lemon lime or ginger ale soda
- 2 - 3 drops of green gel food coloring
- whipped cream for topping
- chocolate covered mint candies for topping
Step 1: Add Ice Cream to Blender
This recipe doesn't get any easier! Add the mint chocolate chip ice cream to a blender.
Step 2: Add the Soda
Add the food coloring and soda. Blend until smooth.
Step 3: Pour into a Glass and Enjoy!
Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and chopped candy mints. I used canned whipped cream, but you could make Homemade Whipped Cream to make this ice cream soda even more amazing!
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A few other really good treats to enjoy
- 3-4 large scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream
- 1 cup lime flavored soda or ginger ale
- 2-3 drops green gel food coloring
- Whipped cream for topping
- Chocolate candy mints for topping
- Add ice cream, soda, and food coloring to your favorite blender and mix well.
- Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate mints or sprinkles.
Either flavor of soda will work, but I would not use diet soda. You need the sugar in the soda to make this recipe taste delicious!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 711Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 136gFiber: 8gSugar: 110gProtein: 7g
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2018 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!