Blackberry Ice Cream Floats

It’s time to cool off with Blackberry Ice Cream Floats made with Oregon Blackberries! Whether summer-time or anytime, this sweet treat is sure to please every member of the family. Bonus – use this blackberry syrup to make blackberry lemonade, drizzle over ice cream, pound cake, whatever you like!

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For the Syrup

Thin strips zest from 1 lemon
½ C frozen blackberries
½ C fresh lemon juice
½ C sugar
½ vanilla bean, halved lengthwise to expose seeds

For the Floats

32 oz club soda
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 C frozen blackberries


Step 1
In a medium saucepan combine lemon zest, blackberries, lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla

Step 2
Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium to simmer until syrup thickens slightly and blackberries are broken down, about 10 minutes.

Step 3
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Fish out vanilla bean, scrape out seeds, and add seeds back to strained syrup. Cool completely.

Step 4
To serve, pour 1 oz (2 tablespoons) syrup into each of 4 tall glasses. Top with 8 ounces club soda per glass and stir to combine. Place a generous scoop of ice cream in each glass, and garnish with blackberries.