Cheers to National Ice Cream Soda Day
Ice cream sodas were invented in the 1800's in Philadelphia when ice cream was added to soda as a way to keep it cold when there was no ice available. Today, we are thankful for whoever this resourceful soul was who put the two together and we've since discovered many varieties and ways to enjoy the chilly treat. The concoction has become such a part of American refreshment culture that we officially dedicate a whole day to it believe it or not. National Ice Cream Soda Day is June 20th and to help you celebrate we put together a list of our favorite combos. Cheers!
Old-fashioned Ice Cream Soda
Stir 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup with 1/4 cup milk and 1 cup carbonated water until foamy. Add two scoops of ice cream and top with whipped cream.
Classic Ice Cream Sodas: The Brown Cow & The Black Cow
These classics are easy to make and very tasty. The Brown Cow is simply Coca-Cola with vanilla ice cream and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. The Black Cow mixes Root Beer, 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Yum!
Root Beer Float
Pretty self explanatory, but combine your favorite root beer (here's a good list) with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Scoop some vanilla ice cream into orange soda for a delicious creamsicle float! Add Aperol if you want to make this a delicious adult-only treat.
If you're in search of more classy or olde tyme-style combinations, take a peek at this great recipe list from Prairie Moon to broaden-out your ice cream soda offerings!
Need a slightly bigger kick? Here are 3 boozy float inspired recipes:
Start with this great base and make even more delicious and velvety with vanilla ice cream. Simple, crisp...wonderful!
Mix bourbon, cherry soda, vanilla ice cream and top with a cherry to make this ice cream float version of a Manhattan.
Add some chocolate syrup to a Guinness and top with coffee ice cream.
Start with root beer, then add in the special combination of ice cream, vodka and Kahlua and you've got yourself one sweet float!
Have a great ice cream soda combination? Share with us in the comments!