Golden Horseshoe Ice Cream Float @ The Golden Horseshoe

Price: $5.49

When: February 3, 2018, 4 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Recommended

Our last review of a float was at the Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company, about two years ago. Floats, in my opinion, are somewhat strange dishes to review. They’re so simple (soda + ice cream) that there’s very little that can go wrong with them. That said, you do, occasionally, get a bad one.

(And let’s not forget: we’re reviewing every unique dish. So: they’re in the project.)

Well today, we’re at the Golden Horseshoe. And they’re offering a “Golden Horseshoe Ice Cream Float.” So we’re gonna give it a shot.

We order. The Friendly Cast Member asked us what kind of soda we’d like. We asked for her opinion, and she assured us that root beer was the way to go.

Root beer it is.

The dish arrives in a good-sized plastic cup, accompanied by a long spoon. It’s just root beer and a big dollop of ice cream. We get to work.

This is a solid, solid float. It’s classic. The root beer adds a mild soda flavor and light fizz; the ice cream, slowly melting in the soda, gives off creamy chunks of vanilla. It’s the sort of thing you can nurse for a good 20, 30 minutes if you want to.

Elaine was particularly impressed: “This is exactly what I hoped it would be.”