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Cheerwine Floats made with vanilla bean ice cream and amazing cherry flavored Cola are a delicious treat for the summer. This spin on a traditional float is an easy treat for those hot summer months.

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What the heck is a Cheerwine Float? I’m sure plenty of you have that question…unless you’ve been to North Carolina and tried a cute, yet chain, fast food restaurant known as CookOut. Well that was my first time ever trying Cheerwine and I had it in the form of a float. The float was delicious. I am obsessed. The end.

Just kidding. Cheerwine is just too amazing not to give you just a tad bit of information about it.

What is Cheerwine?

Cheerwine is a cherry flavored soda that was created in Salisbury, NC in 1917. The company is owned by the Peeler family (still, how cool is that) and can be found in many Southern grocery stores. 

What does Cheerwine Taste Like?

Sorry folks but it does not taste like wine. Just imagine your favorite cola with a delicous cherry flavor. It does not taste like artificial cherry either, but taste like somone manually squeezed cherry juice into some Cola. If this is in fact true, I’d love to meet that person. It’s in fact hard to describe how incredible Cheerwine is but trust me when I say it’s delicious.

How to Make a Cheerwine Float?

A Cheerwine float is pretty easy to make. Just grab your favorite glass, fill it with vanilla bean ice cream, and add your soda until it fizzes at the top. Stick a straw in it and enjoy.

ice cream in glass with cola being poured into it

You can add the maraschino cherries if you like but they aren’t necessary, they just make it pretty.

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Cheerwine Float

Delicious Cheerwine Float Recipe includes vanilla bean ice cream covered in amazing Cherry flavored soda. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheerwine float
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 217kcal
Author Tanya


  • 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 8 oz Cheerwine soda


  • Place ice cream in tall glass. 
  • Pour soda over ice cream and watch the magic happen. 
  • Add a straw and cherry on top. Enjoy 🙂


Suggested Items
Cheerwine Cherry Soda


Calories: 217kcal
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I hope you enjoyed my history (although brief) history of Cheerwine. What’s your favorite float reicipe?

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