Kaboom Float


Kaboom Float

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    This float gets a double dose of fizzy fun. Make your own homemade soda and carbonated fizzy ice cream by using dry ice.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    Homemade Soda
    4 c. hot water
    1 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    2 drop(s) neon green food coloring
    2 tsp. liquid water enhancer, desired flavor
    1 c. dry ice, crushed
    Electric! Ice cream
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee 2% reduced-fat milk
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream
    1 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    2 drop(s) Hy-Vee yellow food coloring
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    2 c. dry ice, crushed
    Optional Garnishes
    6 tbsp. blue raspberry Jolly Ranchers, crushed and divided
    Pop Rocks candies, any flavor, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Large freezer grade container
    • Extra-large freezer grade container
    • Whisk
    • 6 clear glasses
    • Ice cream scoop


    1. Make Homemade Soda: In a large freezer grade container, add hot water and stir in sugar. Mix in food coloring and desired flavoring. Carefully add dry ice, a little at a time, to the hot water mixture. The soda will carbonate, smoke, and chill the soda. Once the soda is cold and the dry ice has dissolved and is no longer bubbling and smoking, cover soda and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide. Adding it to liquids helps it freeze and adds carbonation. Be careful when handling dry ice as it is very cold and can burn your skin. Never allow dry ice to make direct contact with your skin or ingest it in its frozen state.
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    2. Make Electric! Ice Cream: In an extra-large freezer grade container, mix milk, cream, sugar, food coloring, and vanilla. Whisk in dry ice, 1/4 cup at a time, until mixture is foamy, chilled, and reaches a soft-serve ice cream consistency. Place ice cream in the freezer to harden for 15 to 30 minutes. 

    3. Make the Kaboom Floats: Divide homemade soda between 6 clear glasses. Drop 1 tablespoon crushed blue candies into the bottom of each glass. Top each glass of soda with 1 to 2 scoops of Electric! Ice Cream. If desired, top with pop rocks. 

    Nutrition facts


    500 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 23g
    • Cholesterol: 75mg
    • Sodium: 65mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 72g
    • Protein: 4g

    Daily Values

    Iron 0%
    Calcium 8%
    Vitamin D 10%
    Potassium 4%