Beachfront Float @ Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company

Price: $4.99

When: February 7, 2016, 4:15 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Recommended

The “Beachfront Float” at Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company is simplicity itself: take vanilla soft serve, put it in a cup, add soda. In terms of customization, there’s just one decision: soda. You can choose from Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or Root Beer.

We went for the root beer.

If you like floats, this will hit the spot. It’s simple, it’s refreshing, and it’s exactly what it appears to be: a dollop of vanilla ice cream, floating in the middle of a glass of cold root beer. Disney kindly offers a straw and a spoon to help you eat it (I would have preferred a Slurpee-esque straw/spoon combo, but whatever), and you’ll want to find yourself a nice, shaded bench to sit down and enjoy this.

This is a simple pleasure, and perfect for a hot day. Recommended.