Strawberry Soda Floats
So we got this notice on our door yesterday from our complex titled “Updates and remainders (yes, it said remainders): Do not, under any circumstance pay children to take your trash to the dumpster. The children are not taking the trash to the dumpster; they are placing it in the shrubs, behind buildings, and in the parking lot! This is unacceptable and dangerous!”
“Hey Billy, can you please take out the trash?” “Oh, sure, Mom”. Billy then proceeds to take the garbage and just chucks towards the nearest bush. Or, he just tosses it straight into the parking lot and just leaves it there, goes back in and demands that he gets his two dollars. The thought of this happening makes me laugh all the way down in my soul. What I also want to know is how the complex found this to be such a serious issue…
It’s a lovely Wednesday afternoon and Billy is asked to take out the trash. So, he takes that garbage bag and finds the finest bush on the property where he can place said trash. Just as he is throwing away his trash, one of the maintenance guys spots him, “Hey, you, kid, why are you throwing that garbage in the bushes?” “Oh, ummmm, I’m just throwing away the garbage…You mean to tell me this isn’t where the trash goes?? I get two dollars…”.
Seriously, I’m still laughing.
If you want to give your kids a nice treat for throwing away your garbage in the bushes, this strawberry soda float is perfect. I think I am going to change the name of this blog to Eat. Drink. Strawberry. because seriously, this is like the gazillionith strawberry recipe I have posted, but who doesn’t love strawberries?! I might go as far to say that I like these more than a root beer float…I know. It’s serious.
Strawberry Soda Floats
Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus chill time)
- 1 pint strawberries, stems removed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- vanilla or strawberry ice cream
- club soda
- Place the strawberries into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Heat a sauce pan on medium heat, pour in the strawberry puree. Stir in the sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer for about 3 minutes.
- Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or large glass. Discard the solids and let the syrup chill for at least a few hours.
- To make the floats, pour about 1/4 cup of the syrup into a glass. Add a scoop (or two) of the ice cream and then top with the club soda. Stir to combine and then serve!