This easy Ice Cream Soda recipe is perfect summer treat when you are looking for a dessert drink made with rich vanilla ice cream and bubbly soda. It is an old school treat that is still so delicious!
This throwback old fashioned Ice Cream soda recipe is so good on a hot summer day. We love making these for the family and everyone love them!
Why This Is the Best Ice Cream Soda Recipe
Nostalgic This old-fashioned ice cream soda is likely something your grandparents enjoyed at the five and dime. I remember getting these at the local drug store during the cummer.
Delicious: This sweet treat is cold and refreshing and creamy! The classic combination of rich vanilla ice cream and bubbly soda not only satisfies your sweet tooth, but it also and quenches your thirst at the same time. Whether you're hosting a summer gathering or simply looking for a delicious way to beat the heat, this iconic dessert drink is sure to hit the spot
Inexpensive - This vanilla ice cream soda recipe a nice treat that does not cost a lot to make. Kids and adults of all ages will love this ice cream treat.
We had some cookies and cream ice cream in the freezer and some caramel topping, so that's what I used to make my soda.
Now to Make an Ice Cream Soda
The complete recipe follows, but it is just four basic steps.
1, Spoon ice cream in a dish.
2. Add your favorite topping sauce.
3. Add club soda.
4. Stick a straw in it and enjoy!
It is so easy to make and I gave myself another reason to enjoy, you see, today is National Ice Cream Day.
Timesaving Tips for this Classic Recipe
- Use chilled club soda, so that the soda won't cause the ice cream to melt too quickly.
- Use a tall glass that can hold the soda and ice cream, leaving room for foam and whipped cream on top.
- Pour in the soda slowly so that it does not overflow.
- Don't forget the whipped cream and a cherry. A classic old fashioned ice cream soda ALWAYS has whipped cream and a cherry!
By following these tips, you can create a delicious and refreshing ice cream soda that is cold, creamy and full of flavor, without feeling heavy like a malt.
Like my Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake, and my Caramel Milkshake, it is a wonderful cold treat for summer.
Woolworth's was an original five and dime store and I loved that I could buy a couple of things with a dollar back then. Dad used to take us and let us get ice cream sodas there a lot more often than mom knew.
Be sure to try my copycat McFlurry recipe too!
Fun Ice Cream Soda Flavors
I made my Ice Cream Soda with Cookies and Cream ice cream, but you can make them with any flavor (see a few ideas below) If you have never tried one, I highly suggest you do. They are different from a shake or malt and they are frothy and satisfying.
Cherry Cola Float: Use cherry syrup, cola, and vanilla ice cream.
Mint Chocolate Chip Float: Use mint syrup, chocolate soda, and mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Blueberry Cream Soda: Use blueberry syrup, cream soda, and vanilla ice cream.
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- 1 large scoop Ice cream
- 1 tablespoon Caramel topping or other flavor
- ¾ cup club soda
- Place 1-2 scoops in an ice cream soda glass
- Drizzle with topping
- Pour club soda on top to fill glass
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