1 Float
5 min

Cool off this summer with a delicious, refreshing raspberry float! This is a fun, fruity twist on the traditional root beer float. With just two simple ingredients, these are perfect for all your summer backyard parties.

Raspberry floats are a fun, fruity twist on the classic root beer float. The use of raspberry sorbet creates a refreshing, fruity drink that screams summertime!

I honestly had never heard of a raspberry float until my oldest son came home from school raving about them after having one at a school party. He insisted that they were “The best thing ever!!” I wasn’t excited about trying it because I love root beer floats, and I often have a hard time changing up a classic recipe; I mean, if it “ain’t broke, don’t fix it…” Well, he didn’t drop the issue, and I’m glad he didn’t! So I decided to make my kids’ raspberry floats to celebrate the ending of the school year. Guys…Let me tell you, it was amazing!! Dare I say – maybe even better than the old classic root beer floats! This got me thinking, what other float flavors have I been missing out on? Well, the summer is the perfect time for me to experiment. But in the meantime, I will be enjoying my raspberry floats.

how To make a raspberry float:

There is really not much to it. All you need is Sprite and raspberry sorbet or sherbet. You can garnish with raspberries and/or whipped cream if you want to fancy them up a bit.

  • Start by adding two or three scoops of sorbet or sherbet to the glasses.
  • Fill the glasses with Sprite.
  • If desired, garnish with whipped cream and raspberries.

Sorbet or sherbet?

The main difference between sorbet and sherbet comes down to the amount of dairy each contains. Sherbet contains a small amount of cream or milk, giving it a creamier, richer texture, whereas sorbet contains no dairy at all. Either will work perfectly fine for making a float.


Recipe details

  • 1  Float
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • Sprite
  • Raspberry sorbet or sherbet

  • Whipped cream
  • Raspberries


Add 2 to 3 scoops of raspberry sorbet or sherbet to each glass.
Fill the glass with Sprite.
Garnish with whip cream and raspberries (optional)
Serve immediately.
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