Watermelon Float

This Watermelon Float is a super easy treat. Think root beer float but better! This is a really refreshing treat and one that can be had with low guilt. Use frozen yogurt instead of ice cream and diet soda to shave off a few calories. Pin for Later!
watermelon float

I love sleepy summer days with my boys.  Now that they are getting a bit older they are starting to enjoy lazy days where we just hang around,  catch up on some reading, catch up on some movies, catch up on some stories, catch up on some new recipes.. wherever your mood takes you.  On these days I love to make some sweet treats for my boys.  Something a little special and out of our every day normal.  This Watermelon Float is a super easy treat and every one of my boys enjoyed it.  Think root beer float but better!

This time of year Watermelons are filling our markets.  They are sweet and juicy and I find myself craving it often.  I decided to get a bit more creative with all this watermelon I keep on buying. 

This is a really refreshing treat and one that can be had with low guilt.  Use frozen yogurt instead of ice cream and diet soda to shave off a few calories.  So sit back and relax and enjoy this treat with your kids. 

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Watermelon Float
Yield: 6

Watermelon Float

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 5 Cups Watermelon cut into small cubes
  • 1 Cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1 Pint Vanilla ice cream, or frozen yogurt


  1. Place watermelon into blender in batches and blend completely. Depending on how many pits were in your watermelon you may want to pour it through a strainer before adding to a pitcher. Add lemon-lime soda into pitcher stirring to mix with watermelon.
  2. Scoop ice cream into your cup, using as much as you like (we like a lot). Pour watermelon soda over your ice cream. Serve with a spoon and straw.

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  1. This will be a great recipe for my husband to try – he loves watermelon. I’ll take a sip or two, but I bet it will be right up his alley. I’ll have a dish of ice cream while he has this!

  2. watermellon, lemon and vainilla hummmmm great combination
    i came for the giveaway but i really cant avoid reading all of this post they’re amazing!

  3. What a great recipe. With watermelon season almost here, I can’t wait to try this recipe. It sounds so refreshing.

  4. This is so different than anything I have had before. Such a great summer treat. Thank you so much for sharing

  5. Yum this sounds refreshing! I might just leave out the ice cream and use diet soda for myself but definitely keeping the ice cream in for the kids.

  6. This recipe is wonderful for a hot summer day!!! What a combination of watermelon, ice cream and soda. Light and crisp!

  7. This looks and sounds absolutely delish 🙂 🙂 🙂 I can not wait to make this recipe and share it with my wee one, thank you!

  8. What a delicious recipe! I love the addition of lemon-lime soda…a nice contrast to the sweet melon and smooth vanilla ice cream. I wonder what this would taste like with lime sorbet and mint leaves? You could permute this recipe in so many ways – thanks for the great inspiration. Watermelon is one of my favourite fruits!

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