This Florida Watermelon Float is a positively delicious treat that perfectly captures the essence of summer. Combining fresh, juicy watermelon with a splash of vibrant, refreshing flavors, this float is a delightful way to cool down and enjoy the sunshine. Whether sipped poolside or at a festive gathering, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that brings a smile with every sip.



  • 2 cups Florida watermelon, diced large
  • 2 cups Florida watermelon, juiced
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 lime, zested then juiced
  • 1 cup sparkling water, plus more if desired
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

To make fresh watermelon juice, puree 2 cups of watermelon in a blender. Strain the watermelon puree through a fine mesh strainer.

To assemble floats, add 1 cup each of the large, diced watermelon to the bottom of two large mugs. Add 1 cup of the watermelon juice to each mug. Divide the juice into each mug evenly and stir lightly. Add 2 scoops of ice cream to each of the mugs. Add 1/2 cup of sparkling water to each mug. Garnish each float with lime zest, and a sprig of fresh mint. Use a straw and or spoon to enjoy!


Source: Fresh from Florida,