Valentine’s Day Treat—Cupid Floats

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Cupid Shakes: a fun Valentine’s Day treat everyone will love!

Shannon May, Reporter

A twist on the classic rootbeer floats, cupid floats are a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Easy to make, these drinks are delicious and the recipe is very flexible. So round up your friends and get ready to make a drink that’s sure to become a party favorite.


  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Cherry soda, such as Cherry Seven-Up
  • Red licorice, such as Red Vines


  1. Add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream to a drinking cup or mug.
  2. Fill the cup with cherry soda.
  3. Cut the ends off of one strand of red licorice, then place into the cup to use as a straw.
  4. Drink and enjoy!

You can modify the directions and use a punch bowl for bigger parties or you can even try changing up the ingredients for a Shamrock Float!

Shamrock Floats can bring a festive touch to a St. Patrick's day party.
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Shamrock Floats can bring a festive touch to a St. Patrick’s day party.