Celebrate love and sweetness this Valentine’s Day with Raspberry Floats! This quick and delightful treat combines the tangy zest of raspberry sorbet with the fizzy joy of Sprite, creating a refreshing drink that’s as fun to make as it is to sip. Perfect for adding a pop of color and flavor to your Valentine’s festivities, this Raspberry Float is sure to capture hearts.

Inspired by classic floats but with a fruity twist, this Raspberry float is my go-to for a fun, effortless treat that both kids and adults adore. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the simplest things can bring the most joy, especially when shared with loved ones.

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The Chemistry of Raspberry Floats

The magic of a raspberry float lies in the delightful interplay between the sorbet and the soda. When raspberry sorbet meets the carbonated Sprite, the soda’s carbon dioxide bubbles cling to the sorbet’s surface, creating a lively, effervescent effect. As the sorbet slowly melts into the sprite, it not only infuses the drink with its vibrant raspberry flavor but also with a creamy texture that’s uniquely satisfying.

Can you use different flavors for a float?

Absolutely! While raspberry sorbet offers a tangy contrast to the sweet Sprite, you can experiment with other sorbet flavors to tailor the float to your taste preferences.

How do you serve Raspberry Floats for a party?

For a festive touch, serve raspberry floats in clear glasses to show off the beautiful color contrast. Garnish with fresh raspberries or mint leaves for an extra special touch.

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Can Raspberry Floats be made ahead of time?

It’s best to assemble raspberry floats just before serving to enjoy the fizz and freshness. However, you can scoop the sorbet into cups ahead of time and keep them in the freezer until ready to serve. This will also make your cups frosted for a longer lasting chilled drink.

Are Raspberry Floats suitable for all ages?

Yes, raspberry floats are a delightful treat for everyone! They’re alcohol-free, making them perfect for guests of all ages to enjoy.

What is in a Raspberry Float?

Raspberry Sorbet

Offers a tangy and refreshing burst of raspberry flavor, adding a vibrant hue to the float.

Sprite

Adds a sweet, lemon-lime fizziness, complementing the tartness of the sorbet for a perfectly balanced treat.

Storage Tips

Raspberry floats are best enjoyed immediately after assembly to savor the effervescent texture and vibrant flavors. The sorbet can be stored in the freezer, and Sprite kept chilled until you’re ready to create the floats.

Making Ahead

Pre-scoop the raspberry sorbet into cups and store them in the freezer if you’re preparing for a party. This way, you can quickly pour Sprite over the sorbet and serve the floats without delay, ensuring they’re fresh and bubbly for your guests.

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Why make raspberry floats?

These are perfect for Valentine’s Day, spring celebrations, or any occasion that calls for a sweet, refreshing treat. They’re a fantastic way to add a pop of color and flavor to your gatherings, making any day feel like a celebration.

Recipes You May Love

Raspberry Floats

5 from 2 votes
Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
A quick and fun treat to add to your Valentine celebrations

Ingredients 

  • Raspberry Sorbet
  • Sprite

Instructions

  • Scoop a large scoop of raspberry sorbet into a cup
  • Cover with sprite
  • Enjoy!

Have you tried this recipe?

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