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Ice Cream Sodas with Variations

I have had this for a long time. I don't know where I got it from, but have been making for quite a while, until I misplaced it. I accidentally found it while going through some of my TNT recipes. Hope you all enjoy! See the notes below for the amount that you will need. Traditionally an ice cream soda is flavoring, charged water, ice cream and possibly a nice dab of whipped cream.

Black and White Ice Cream Soda

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Seltzer
  • Vanilla ice cream

I add some instant coffee and make it a mocha ice cream soda.

Bodacious Black and White Ice Cream Soda

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Seltzer
  • French vanilla ice cream

I add some Kahlua and some butterscotch schnapps.

Canary Island Special Ice Cream Soda

  • Vanilla syrup
  • Seltzer
  • Chocolate ice cream

Black Cow

  • Root beer soda
  • Vanilla ice cream

Brown Cow

  • Coca Cola soda
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • Vanilla ice cream

Strawberry Soda Ice Cream Soda

  • 1/4 cup strawberry syrup
  • A splash of milk
  • Seltzer
  • Vanilla or strawberry ice cream


  1. The technique is 1, 2, 3. You put 2 tablespoons of syrup or flavoring in the bottom of the largest glass you have.
  2. Add seltzer water stirring as you pour to within 2 inches of the lip of the glass.
  3. Add 1 large scoop of very firm ice cream trying to get it to straddle the rim of the glass, yet still submerged in the seltzer enough to touch the seltzer deep enough to begin reacting with the bubbles to create a foamy heat. If the ice cream is to deep in the mixture, it will over flow. If it doesn't touch the seltzer at all you don't have a soda. With a little practice you will reach a perfect balance. Top soda with a hefty squirt of whipped cream.

The possible combinations are unlimited.

Posted by bettyboop50 at Recipe Goldmine June 1, 2001.