Friday, June 22, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Ice Cream Soda

Did you notice that today is Friday and I am just now getting to Tuesday's post?


Good. Then I won't mention it.

About a month ago, I explained what it means to jinx someone, like when 2 people say the same thing at the same time. The kids were watching a movie when a character said, "Jinx! You owe me a soda." Now that they know what it means, they are constantly trying to get people - each other, me, Leighton, anyone - to say something so they can jinx them. But since we call it pop, the only soda they know is cream soda. So they always say, "Jinx! You owe me a cream soda." Then they laugh hysterically. It's pretty comical to listen to. 

I thought it was appropriate that June 20 is National Ice Cream Soda Day. For days now, we've been saying, "Jinx! You owe me an ice cream soda."

This was one penalty that I rewarded. 

Leighton and the kids are obsessed with root beer floats. They love both components - root beer & ice cream -  separately, but put them together and they're infatuated. Instead of making their beloved concoction, we decided on the original. So, step back in time as we make an old-fashioned ice cream soda.

 Start by mixing milk and chocolate syrup in a glass.

Add vanilla ice cream. Two generous scoops, please.

Fill to the top of the glass with club soda.

We used our SodaStream to make our own. Not at all old-fashioned, but that's ok.

 Top with fresh whipped cream. Add a straw and a long spoon and you're ready for a treat!

Make sure you share with someone you love.

Maybe even 2 someones.

Ice cream sodas taste best when you share.

Now, don't you want to make one for yourself?

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Soda
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 scoops vanilla ice cream 
club soda (cold) or seltzer water (cold)
whipped cream (optional)

1. Pour the milk into one tall 16-ounce glass.
2. Stir in syrup.
3. Add in ice cream and enough soda water or seltzer to fill almost to top of glass.
4. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
Recipe adapted from
Whipped Cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoons sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1. Place a medium bowl and your beaters from your electric mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes (this helps the whipped cream stiffen faster.)
2. Pour all ingredients into the chilled bowl and start to beat. Start off on low and gradually work your way up to high until it is the consistency of whipped cream. (Don’t over-beat, or you'll have a repeat of THIS.)
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  1. Yum, yum, yum!! And how cute are those kiddos?

  2. Several years ago my kids learned the "jinx" and it is still going strong around here. Some things never get old!

  3. Yum! We also enjoy celebrating National Root Beer Float Day. Had a neighborhood party last year. :) Well, we only have a couple of neighbors. . . . more floats for me!

  4. Love your pictures! I keep reading about the soda stream, but I haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet. Maybe someone will send me one to review :).

  5. How delish! Love the cool photos.

  6. Oh! Yum-my!! What a fun mommy you are!

    Funny. I'm from KY, so we say, "Jinx, you owe me a coke." Any type of soda is known as a coke around here. So if someone asks for a coke, the common response is, "What kind?" :)

  7. For us, whoever is the first to say Jinx means that the other one can't talk until they are "unjinxed." Your ice cream soda looks delicious.

  8. Learned something new today. I never knew ice cream sodas were made with club soda and with milk and chocolate syrup on the bottom. We will have to try this recipe sometime this summer.
    Fortunately none of my children know about Jinx yet. Of course, when I was a teenager I would hear, Jinx you owe me a beer and we changed it to soda.
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing on Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you back again this Thursday.