Ice cream float

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An ice cream float or ice cream soda, also known as a spider in Australia and New Zealand,[1] is a chilled beverage that consists of ice cream in either a soft drink or a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water.

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Ice cream float
Soda jerk from the 1930s passing ice cream soda between two soda fountains
Alternative namesIce cream soda, Coke float, root beer float, spider
Place of originUnited States
Region or statePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Created byRobert McCay Green
Main ingredientsIce cream, syrup and soft drink or carbonated water

When root beer and vanilla ice cream are used together to make the beverage, it is typically referred to as a root beer float (United States[2] and Canada). A close variation is the coke float, using cola instead of root beer.