Saturday, July 20, 2013

Chocolate Ice Cream Soda: National Ice Cream Soda Day

Today is National Ice Cream Soda Day! Celebrate with a great Chocolate Ice Cream Soda. Remember, your ice cream soda is only as good as the quality of chocolate syrup and ice cream....but maybe you're all about nostalgia.. Hershey's syrup and Breyer's ice-cream. That's what I grew up with. When I was a little kid in Philadelphia, we mostly made them at home, but every once in awhile we had a treat and went to Barson's for ice cream sodas. It was an old fashioned ice cream parlour complete with counter and stools. Today, my favorite ice cream soda place is Fenton's in Oakland! It's an institution and worth a visit!


A tall glass or mug
Chocolate syrup ( Hershey's or a chocolate sauce of your choice) 
Chilled tonic water (with bubbles) or club soda
Chocolate ice cream 
Optional: Whipped cream, jimmies (sprinkles), cherries
Mix together about 1-1/2 to 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup and milk to fill 1/3 of glass.
Add tonic water  (or club soda) to fill glass half way and stir.
Add a few scoops of chocolate ice cream to reach top of glass, but don't "pack" it in.
Pour some chocolate syrup over it.
Wait and then add more tonic water. Leave an inch at top.
Add another scoop of ice cream, anchoring last one to edge of glass.
Optional: Top with whipped cream, jimmies, and a cherry!


~~louise~~ said...

Boy would I love s Chocolate Ice Cream Soda about now Janet!

Thank you so much for sharing...I'm thinking about celebrating National Ice Cream Day tomorrow, we'll see how I do:)

ivy sew said...

This is so yummy :)