Jun 152013
A Soda Jerk

A Soda Jerk

June 30th is National Ice Cream Soda Day.

Black Cow’s get their very own day, but this day is for all ice cream sodas. An ice cream soda (also known as a float) is a beverage made with scoops of ice cream in glass with a soft drink or in a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water.

The basic recipe calls for adding about an ounce of syrup (chocolate, vanilla, etc.) or a good squirt into a tall glass, followed by adding two to three scoops of ice cream, and then adding unflavored carbonated water to fill the glass. Alternatively, just use ice cream and soda pop. Serve with a straw and a long spoon.


  • Classic Chocolate Ice Cream Soda: chocolate syrup, vanilla ice cream, unflavored carbonated water, and topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry
  • Classic Root Beer Float: vanilla ice cream and root beer
  • Classic Black and White: chocolate syrup, and vanilla ice cream, and soda water
  • Boston Cooler ginger ale and vanilla ice cream (a Detroit, Michigan concoction)
  • Black Cow: a special name for a classic root beer float
  • Brown Cow: a root beer float made with chocolate ice cream
  • Purple Cow: vanilla ice cream in purple grape soda
  • Pink Cow: vanilla ice cream in strawberry soda
  • Butterbeer : butterscotch syrup, vanilla ice cream, cream soda, often blended (base on Harry Potter’s Butterbeer)
  • Snow White: vanilla ice cream and 7 Up or Sprite
  • Sherbet Cooler: vanilla syrup, sherbet,  and seltzer water
  • Orange Whip, Orange Cream, or Orange Float: vanilla ice cream and orange soda
  • Beer Float: Guinness Stout, chocolate ice cream, and espresso
  • Hoboken: pineapple syrup, chocolate ice cream, and soda water

What is your favorite ice cream soda combination!

image from Wikipedia.org

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 June 15, 2013  Posted by at 5:25 pm 06 June Tagged with: ,