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These Chocolate Covered Cherry Floats taste like those yummy chocolate covered cherry candies!
Every summer growing up we would drive to Mammie’s house (my grandmother) to pick her up, and head a little ways north to visit her sister; my Great Aunt Gladys. I loved going because I always loved listening to stories of my mother’s childhood and the tales of my family. I thought that the stories were so interesting considering my mother, who was a lot older than my friends’ mothers, being that she was born in 1941, grew up very different than others. Her stories were full of life without tv. We would sit in the antique metal furniture on the front porch and they would recall how school was taught when my mother was a child. In her early years, my Great Aunt Gladys taught her. It was a one room school house, and to hear them tell it, I couldn’t have ever imagined growing up like that. On the one hand, it sounded so amazing, but on the other hand, I thought that I would have never survived without TV and air conditioning!
Of course, visiting Great Aunt Gladys had other perks besides all those wonderful old tales. When we went inside, I always knew what was coming next, chocolate covered cherries. Yes, we would visit her in the summer and she would bring them out when we would come to visit. Those cherries are the perfect pop of sweetness!
Besides myself and my brother, we are all that is left from my mother’s side of the family. So I hold memories like these near and dear to my heart. Everytime I see a box of chocolate covered cherries, I think of these summer visits. I love to share things like this with my own kids since they never got the chance to meet Gladys, and Kelsie was too young to remember Mammie or my mother because they passed away when she was just a couple of years old. However, both my girls know how I was introduced to that candy, because I recall stories every year when they hit the store shelves.
Summer is now upon us, and I had a craving for those chocolate covered cherries, but sadly they aren’t around at this time of the year. Nevertheless, I have come up with something that will remind you of that candy that you can enjoy during those months when it isn’t available, Chocolate Covered Cherry Floats!
Using chocolate ice-cream, Dr Pepper® Cherry or Regular A&W® Root Beer, maraschino cherries, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup that you can find at Target; you can easily create all of your favorite flavors from those chocolate covered cherries in our tasty float!
To make the floats, drizzle chocolate syrup inside your glass, along the sides.
Place scoops of chocolate ice cream in the glass.
Pour either the Dr Pepper® Cherry or Regular A&W® Root Beer, filling it to the top. (If you use the Regular A&W® Root Beer, you will also need to add in 1 tablespoon of the juice from the maraschino jar)
Top with whipped cream, another drizzle of chocolate syrup, and a maraschino cherry!
These Chocolate Covered Cherry Floats would be perfect to have at your next gathering. Who doesn’t love a good float during the summer?! My kids love making these, just as much as they enjoy drinking them!
Grab all your supplies at Target and be sure to download their Cartwheel app if you haven’t already. – I use it ALL the time! You can save 5% OFF 2L or Mini Cans of A&W®, Sunkist®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Dr Pepper®, and more. This offer is available from 6/26 to 7/30. Also Archer Farms has a promotion – Buy any two Archer Farms 48 oz Ice-Creams, Get a FREE 2L or 6PK Mini Cans A&W®, Sunkist,® 7UP®, Canada Dry® and more. This offer is available from 6/26 to 7/30. Combine the offers for even more savings! (one of the reasons we shop at Target for most of our grocery needs)
With all the savings Target has to offer, you can make our Chocolate Covered Cherry Floats and some creations of your own! If you’re looking for more ideas for awesome floats to enjoy this summer, you gotta check these out here!
Chocolate Covered Cherry Floats
- Chocolate ice-cream
- 2 liter Dr Pepper® Cherry or Regular A&W® Root Beer
- whipped cream
- chocolate syrup
- jar maraschino cherries
Drizzle chocolate syrup along the inside of the glasses and with scoops of chocolate ice-cream. Pour either Dr Pepper® Cherry or Regular A&W® Root Beer to the top. (if using the A&W® Root Beer, add 1 tablespoon juice from the maraschino cherry jar).
Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and a maraschino cherry - enjoy!