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Aug 3, 2011 2:02 AM

Creamy Apricot Floats

Is there anything more fun than eating an ice cream float? Yes—making this simple, surprising version of an ice-cream classic! Stick a straw in it and watch it disappear.

Makes 6

Ingredients

1 pound ripe apricots, pitted and cut into bite-sized pieces

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

About 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream

2 12-ounce bottles or cans cold cream soda

Directions

1. Combine apricots, sugar, and water in a medium (2- to 3-quart) saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a simmer and cook until apricots are very tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2. Transfer cooled apricot mixture to a food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate until well chilled.

3. Place a scoop of ice cream in each of 6 tall glasses. Top each with some of the apricot sauce. Repeat another layer of ice cream and sauce. Top with cream soda.

4. Serve with straws and spoons.

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