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Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float Recipe

Looking for a creative twist on the classic root beer float? A Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float is a perfect remix, with creamy vanilla ice cream and chilled Dr. Pepper soda poured over it.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Desserts
Keyword: dr. pepper vanilla float recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 510kcal


  • Tall glass
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Hand mixer optional if you want to make your own whipped cream


For the Dr. Pepper vanilla float:

  • 3 scoop vanilla bean ice cream
  • 8 oz Dr. Pepper chilled
  • Whipped cream Store-bought, or see our easy recipe

For the whipped cream:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


To make the Dr. Pepper vanilla float:

  • Place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a 12 oz. glass.
  • Pour the chilled Dr. Pepper over the scoops of ice cream. It will create quite a lot of foam, so you may need to let it settle before adding all of the soda.
  • Add whipped cream topping, then serve with a straw or spoon.

To make the whipped cream:

  • With a hand mixer, beat the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until it is thick, fluffy, and holds its shape on a spoon.


Chill your glass before filling them to help keep the float cold longer.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 834IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 1mg