Cherry Cream Floats:
24 Ounces frozen pitted cherries
1 cup sugar
Juice of two limes
2 cups seltzer
1/2 pint heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 quart vanilla or cherry vanilla ice cream
Maraschino cherries, for garnish
In a blender, puree the cherries, sugar and lime juice. Strain into a pitcher and add the seltzer. Using an electric mixer, whip together the cream and confectioners’ sugar, until soft peaks form.
Scoop the ice cream into small glasses. Pour the above mixture (now homemade cherry cream soda) over it to fill the glass, then top with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry!