A Raspberry Cheesecake Float for National Cheesecake Day, National Ice Cream Soda Day, or any day in-between. The recipe is below
 Garnish the float with fresh blackberries—or fresh raspberries, if you prefer (photo © Pretoperola | Dreamstime).
 You can also make cheesecake ice cream to add more flavor to the float. Here’s the recipe.
 Or, you can find cheesecake ice cream. With this strawberry cheesecake ice cream, substitute frozen strawberries for the raspberries and enjoy a strawberry cheesecake float (photo © Doordash).
“I’ve yet to meet a cheesecake I didn’t like,” says Deirdre Cox of Kansas City, Missouri, who created this Raspberry Cheesecake Float recipe. “The flavors here of cream cheese and raspberries create an ideal combination. Although ice cream floats are summery, I like this treat so much that I whip it up during the winter, too.”
The recipe is below.
Thanks, Dierdre, and thanks to Taste Of Home for sharing the recipe with us.
And thanks to whoever established National Cheesecake Day, July 30th (National Ice Cream Soda Day is June 20th).
According to Days Of The Year, the first National Cheesecake Day was celebrated in 1985—a fact that was picked up somewhere and appears on many websites, with no further information as to who or where.
We tried to find out. We discovered that in 1985, Philadelphia Cream Cheese published a Cream Cheesecake Cookbook.
This chocolate chip cheesecake recipe appeared in a Philadelphia Cream Cheese ad in 1985.
Is there a connection to National Cheesecake Day? We’ll keep on looking.
And yet, who established all of these cheesecake holidays [source]?
February 8th is National Chocolate Cheesecake Day
February 24th is National Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Day
March 6th is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
April 14th is National Oreo Cookie Cheesecake Day
April 23rd is National Cherry Cheesecake Day
May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
June 8th is National Strawberry Cheesecake Day
July 2nd is National Raspberry Cheesecake Day
July 30th is National(and International) Cheesecake Day
September 10th is National Caramel Cheesecake Day
September 26th is National Key Lime Cheesecake Day
October 21st is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
November 9th is National Cranberry Cheesecake Day
December 3rd is National Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Day
2 cans (12 ounces each) cream soda, divided
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries
4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened if necessary, divided
It doesn’t matter who created them. Just mark your calendars and get out your recipe cards (or take a look at our 45+ cheesecake recipes).
RECIPE: RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE FLOATS
Ingredients For 6 Floats
Fresh blackberries and blueberries
For The Garnish
1. PLACE 1/2 cup of cream soda, the almond extract, cream cheese, raspberries, and 2 cups of ice cream in a blender, Cover and process until smooth.
2. DIVIDE among six tall glasses. Top with the remaining ice cream and cream soda. Garnish with whipped cream and berries. Serve immediately.
MORE TO ENJOY
> The history of ice cream.
> The history of the ice cream soda (float).
> The history of cheesecake.
> The different types of ice cream and frozen desserts.