Summer makes me think of the 3 F’s — fun, fireworks, and floats! You can have all three with these easy 4th of July Fireworks Floats. They are just perfect for sitting out in the backyard with the kids celebrating our great nation and watching the fireworks high up in the sky.
I found these adorable plastic tumblers at the dollar spot in Target. What the heck can’t you find there? It’s all just so cute! Anyway, they say, “Party like it’s 1776” in an illustration of our country. I love these cups! I’d suggest you head there now if you want these cups because they had just a couple when I went.
These Fireworks Ice Cream Floats are super simple to make. Start with a scoop of vanilla ice cream at the bottom of the cup. It’s just perfect if it’s a little melted so you can swirl it with the drink.
4th of July Fireworks Floats
- 3/4 cup blue drink (blue raspberry Kool-Aid
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream, slightly melted
- small spoonful of cherry pop rocks
I used Kool-Aid Blue Raspberry pouch drinks as it’s what I had at the time, but you can use any blue drink. You can even use the sugar free Kool-Aid flavor drops and add them to a glass of water. I added about 3/4 cup of a blue drink to the ice cream. Then, I swirled it together to make it somewhat of blended float. I just love blended floats.
Then, it’s time to add the fireworks right on top! I used cherry pop rocks candies. It’s the perfect little “fireworks” for your mouth! My kids suck up the pop rocks and then get right each other’s face with their mouths wide open so everyone can “hear” the pops. They all just love it.
If you are making these up ahead of time, add the pop rocks just before serving because they will disappear in just a few minutes.
What favorite treat do you love to serve for your 4th of July get together?
Oh my gosh these look so good! I think my kids would love these at our Fourth Of July get together!
Fireworks and floats sound like a great combination to me! That float looks so yummy.
These sound so yummy! I love your glasses, too. Super festive and cute. The 4th is always such a hot day and everyone is running around. This would be the perfect cool off drink.
Now these ice cream floats look yummy!! And they are super patriotic!! YAY!!
This fourth of July fireworks ice cream float is a great idea. I will have to make these for our fourth of July family gathering this year. The pop rocks are something I remember as a kid. Thanks for sharing the recipe and idea.
Oh yum! These look like they’re perfect for Summer. I’m definitely going to make them for our 4th of July get-together!
This is everything! The drinks look refreshing and delicious. Not to mention those glasses are the cutest things ever!
Great idea to use pop rocks – love this for a firework drink! Looks tasty and pretty too!
This is a fantastic drink idea. I will have to try the recipe this weekend and surprise the kids.
Let me start off by saying, that looks fantastic! if I had one right now I’d giggle with happiness like a little school girl…lol In all seriousness I’m about to cry because I don’t have a float! super cute, love the idea : )
You had my attention at ice cream floats. I never would have thought to use Kool Aid. I haven’t had that in ages!
Oh ya, the 4th is just around the corner, isn’t it? I love ice cream floats. These look perfect for the 4th.
What a great idea! Pinning and planning a party 🙂
I love ice cream floats! I haven’t tried preparing this for 4th of July get-together with the family though. Thanks for the idea and recipe!
I’m sure the kids will love these and they look delicious for big kids too. The pop rocks are such a fun touch.
Your Fireworks Ice Cream Floats look delicious and would be perfect for my Fourth of July party. I love to make a red and blue fruit salad for Fourth of July.
omg this looks amazing!!! def will have to try this out this year 🙂
Ooooo these root beer floats look delicious!!!!! Perfect summer time treat. I will definitely have to make!
Oh my gosh its like fun in a cup! And so yummy too I bet.
I’m rounding up recipes for the 4th of July. I’d like to try yours because the ice cream float looks and sounds delicious.
These ice cream floats look soooo good!! And they are super patriotic!! Love it!
stephanie this is genius! the pop rocks are sure to be a welcome surprise. i can’t wait to try this on the 4th!