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Ice cream float

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Ice cream soda
An ice-cream float
Alternative namesIce cream float, Coke float, root beer float, spider
Place of originUnited States
Created byRobert McCay Green
Main ingredientsIce cream; soft drink, or syrup and carbonated water

An ice cream float is a beverage. It has ice cream in either a soft drink or in a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water. It can also be called soda (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and East Asia), coke float (United Kingdom), root beer float (United States,[1] Canada) or spider (Australia and New Zealand).[2]


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  1. Wenzl, Megan. "The Hidden History of Root Beer Floats in Chicago". Chicago Eater. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  2. "spider, n.4" The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 1989. OED Online. Oxford University Press.