Before there was Starbucks…there were Ice Cream Soda shops. And there weren’t WiFi connections or grab and go. You waited your turn to get your special unique ice cream soda and just enjoyed it.
People gathered to catch up, go on a date, talk business and enjoy life’s simple joys of creamy, delicious, delectable concoctions with a straw and without a device. Just being able to share a Coca-Cola float sprinkled with a few peanuts atop a whip cream (considered the bees knees at the time) was a big treat and no one worried about calories.
Those were the days. And I wouldn’t mind a little moment in a poodle skirt to enjoy one.
While we can’t experience the fun of a soda jerk bringing your favorite soda to the table at too many places anymore, you can play the part at home developing your own unique ice cream sodas. All you need is your imagination to devise your own creations using some of those fun sodas like from Sparkling Ice or Mexican sodas like Juanitos, interesting ice creams in the pint section, and one super cold glass.
And don’t forget your fat pants (this is a great time to find your old maternity pants.)
So cool off this summer with some of the best recipes for ice cream sodas like we’re making on Good Morning Texas.
All of today’s recipes were made with ingredients found at Tom Thumb/Randalls Stores. However, you can find many of these at your local grocery store in the soda and ice cream aisle (except the beer for our truly fantastic Grownups version of Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Float.
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ICE CREAM SODA RECIPES
“The Original” With a Twist – Cherry Coke Float with Peanuts
2 scoops of cherry vanilla ice cream
Peanuts sprinkled on the top
Or you could use Vanilla Ice Cream with Cherry Coke
2 scoops Coconut Ice Cream
1 Pineapple Soda
Caramel Apple Soda
2 scoops of Caramel Ice Cream
1 Apple Soda
2 scoops of Strawberry Ice Cream
1 Lemonade or Lime Soda
Chocolate Brownie with Stout
2 scoops of chocolate ice cream like a dutch or fudge
1 Guinness, Shiner or preferred Chocolate Stout from Dallas Deep Ellum Beer
Sprinkle crumbled brownies at the top
Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Soda
2 scoops of Peanut Butter Ice Cream
1 Grape Soda
Now make sure to spring for straws and a long spoon to really enjoy sodas the way they were meant to be!
What’s your favorite ice cream soda flavor?