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Pineapple Soda Floats

Be sure to extract as much liquid as you can from the pineapple for optimal flavor - I used a potato masher to press it all out. The pineapple syrup will keep in the fridge for at least a week.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Lauren Keating


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can 14 ounces pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 liters club soda or plain seltzer
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • Optional: 3/4 cup spiced rum


  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add pineapple. Cover and let sit 30 minutes. Strain, squeezing/smashing the pineapple to get as much liquid out of it as you can – you should end up with 1 cup of pineapple syrup. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of pineapple syrup into each glass. Add 8 ounces of club soda and stir gently. Add rum, if desired. Top with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.