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Delicious Black Cow Float Recipe

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Black Cow Float is made with vanilla ice cream, Coca-Cola, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. This classic treat is perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day.

Overhead view of a delicious Black Cow Float with a cherry on top

Summer is all about enjoying cool, refreshing treats, and what better way to beat the heat than with a classic Black Cow Float? This delightful drink combines the creamy goodness of vanilla ice cream with the fizzy refreshment of Coca-Cola, all enhanced by a delicious drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Whether you’re hosting a summer party or just looking for a quick and tasty way to cool off, this Black Cow Float is sure to be a hit. Let’s dive into the simple steps to make this nostalgic treat!

If you love floats as much as I do, be sure to check out my unique twist on the classic root beer float with my Salted Caramel Root Beer Float recipe or my Brownie Sundae Root Beer Float! Or, this Strawberry Float for another nostalgic and delicious option!

Let’s dive into the simple steps to make this tasty Black Cow Float treat!

Close up of soda bubbles in finished black cow float

Reasons Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make with just three simple ingredients and a cherry to top it off.
  • Perfect for cooling down on hot summer days.
  • A fun, nostalgic treat that everyone will love.
  • Great for parties, BBQs, and family gatherings.
Overhead shot of black cow float with straw and cherry

How to Make a Black Cow Float

Creating this Black Cow Float is as easy as 1-2-3! With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a delicious and refreshing treat ready in no time.

As-is this recipe makes enough for two Black Cow Floats. However, you can easily make less or more by either cutting the recipe in half, or doubling it.

Front view of a black cow float with polka dot straw

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

Gear up for a delightful summer treat by ensuring you have the essential kitchen tools at your fingertips. Equipping yourself with the right tools will make the process of creating this float smoother and more enjoyable. From glasses to ice cream scoops, below are the must-have tools that will turn your float-making into a seamless experience.

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Vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and a bottle of Coke are the ingredients to make a black cow float

Ingredients to Make a Black Cow Float

All you need are a few simple ingredients to make this delightful float.

Step-by-Step Instructions

These Black Cow Floats come together quickly with minimal effort. Follow these easy steps to make your own Black Cow Float and enjoy a refreshing treat in no time.

Step 1: Drizzle Chocolate Syrup

  • Drizzle the chocolate syrup around the sides of two glasses.
Inside of two glasses drizzled with chocolate syrup

Step 2: Scoop Ice Cream

  • Scoop 3 to 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream into each glass.
Scoops of vanilla ice cream added to two glasses

Step 3: Pour Coca Cola

  • Pour half of the Coca-Cola over the top of the ice cream in each glass. I love watching it fizz and combine with the ice cream for a delightful treat!
Pouring Coke over the ice cream in a glass

Step Four: Top It Off

  • Lastly, add a cherry and a straw to each Black Cow Float and enjoy!
Topping off the black cow float with a straw and cherry

Recipe Variations, Additions, and Substitutions

For a twist, try experimenting with different flavors of ice cream, like chocolate or caramel.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use diet soda instead of regular soda?
A: Yes, you can use diet soda if you prefer. The taste might be slightly different, but it will still be delicious!

Q: Can I make this float in advance?
A: It’s best to make this float right before serving to enjoy the fizzy texture of the soda and the creamy ice cream at their best.

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Like It? Love It? Please Share This Black Cow Float Recipe!

I hope you enjoy this Black Cow Float recipe as much as I did! It’s so quick and easy to make, and even more, fun to eat!

I’d love to see your Black Cow Float creations! Snap a photo and tag me on social media with #BullocksBuzzRecipes. Let’s celebrate summer together with this fun and tasty treat!

A tall glass of Black Cow Float

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Yield: 2 floats

Delicious Black Cow Float

Front view of a black cow float with polka dot straw

This simple and refreshing Black Cow Float combines creamy vanilla ice cream, fizzy Coca-Cola, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup for a delightful summer treat. Perfect for cooling down on hot days!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • Chocolate syrup
  • 6 to 8 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 12-ounce can Coca Cola
  • 2 Maraschino cherries


    1. Begin by drizzling the chocolate syrup around the sides of the glass.
    2. Next, add a few scoops of the ice cream into the glass.
    3. Then pour half the soda over the ice cream in each glass.
    4. Lastly, top off with a cherry and straw.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 683Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 3gSugar: 85gProtein: 10g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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