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These Shark Bait Ice Cream Floats are a fun way to celebrate Shark Week and have that taste of vanilla ice cream, blue kool-aid, and gummy sharks, too! Why leave the house to go to the ice cream shop when you can make your own shark ice cream floats? These are perfect for a hot summer day.

Since you only need four simple ingredients to make up these homemade ice cream floats, you’ll be sipping and eating in no time at all. Literally the easiest sweet treat and fun drink, too.

Make this fun family snack and settle in to stay cool during the hot days of summer. It’s a fun treat for the dessert table.

ice cream floats for shark week

Vanilla Ice Cream and Fun Shark Gummies

The gummy sharks and lifesavers just add to this fun float recipe. This recipe is great for Shark Week but it’s also a lot of fun for a birthday party or an ocean-themed party, too.

If you’re craving more cool flavors and tastes, check out this Creamy Cheesy Coca-Cola® Dip as well!

The best part about this simple float recipe is that you can literally make it up on the spot and enjoy it. Minimal prep work required. The kids love that it looks like ocean water but is topped with scoops of ice cream. They love this new spin on ice cream sundaes.

How to Make Shark Bait Ice Cream Floats

INGREDIENTS + VARIATIONS

Vanilla Ice Cream

You know that when you add in the vanilla ice cream, good things are going to happen! You can choose the best ice cream for this – your choice.

Blue Kool-Aid

This is the water for the drink and a must to have!

Dr. Pepper Cherry Float

Try this simple Dr. Pepper Cherry Float as well! Because you can’t have too many float recipes on hand! Such an awesome recipe for a hot day!

How to Make Shark Bait Floats

HOW TO MAKE SHARK BAIT ICE CREAM FLOATS

Are you ready to find out the perfect combination for these fun floats?

Step 1

Begin by filling your glass half full with your favorite blue drink. Kool-Aid, Hawaiian Punch, and Blue Gatorade are all good choices!

I like to use our small Mason Jars for this drink – they look adorable!

Step 3

Next, fill your glass almost to the top (leave some room for your ice cream scoop) with a sparkling beverage – we like 7UP or Sprite! (I also have an AMAZING  7UP Cake Recipe that would go perfectly with this float!)

Step 3

Then, add a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream right on top!

Step 4

Top with a gummy shark and a straw with a gummy “life preserver”.

That’s it! Your Shark Bait Ice Cream Float is complete! Hand over to your favorite smiling faces and enjoy!

How to Make Shark Bait Floats

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Keep this ice cream float as cold as you can for as long as possible so it doesn’t all melt away!

FAQS

Can you use another soda for this recipe?

Absolutely! You can make Fanta floats or anything else that you’d like!

The best places to make up this easy snack is right in the kitchen with the kids! They’re going to love the taste and ease of this recipe and they’re certain to love mommy’s fabulous finds for this easy recipe!

EASY SNACK RECIPES

Shark Bait Ice Cream Floats

Shark Bait Ice Cream Floats

For a fun Shark Week kids drink idea, try this Shark Bait Ice Cream Float made with vanilla ice cream, blue kool-aid, and gummy sharks and life preservers
3 from 3 votes
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 cups blue kool-aid
  • gummy sharks & life preserver
  • sprite or 7up

Instructions 

  • Being by filling your glass half full with your favorite blue drink.  Kool Aid, Hawaiian Punch, and Blue Gatorade 
  • Next, fill your glass almost to the top (leave some room for your ice cream scoop) with a sparkling beverage – we like 7UP or Sprite!
  • Then, add a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream right on top!
  • Top with a gummy shark and a straw with a gummy “life preserver”.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. Cocktails with Mom says:

    What a fun treat! I can see this being a favorite amongst the kiddos.

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