9 Seriously Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day

June 19, 2014 | By | Comments (1)

orange-float_300In the 1930s and ’40s, malts, rickeys, sodas, and floats were among the beloved treats offered by soda shops across America. Not sure exactly what the difference is between the concoctions? A float is a drink where the syrup and carbonated water are mixed in the glass; a soda is mixed before it’s added. Both are a chance to experiment: Swap out different flavored ice creams, sodas, and syrups for an endless array of creamy combinations.

In honor of National Ice Cream Soda Day on June 20, here are nine old-fashioned soda shop concoctions to get you started.

 Brown Cow: root beer and chocolate ice cream

 Black Cow: root beer, chocolate syrup, and vanilla ice cream

Egg Cream: whole milk, club soda, and chocolate syrup

Purple Cow: grape soda and vanilla ice cream

Pink Cow: strawberry soda and vanilla ice cream

White Cow: milk, heavy cream, vanilla ice cream, and vanilla extract

Boston Cooler: ginger ale and vanilla ice cream

Snow White: lemon lime soda and vanilla ice cream

Orange Cream Float: orange juice, vanilla ice cream, and club soda—get our step-by-step recipe here!

For more ideas, check out this gallery of summer shake, float, and drink recipes.


  1. Kaitlin

    I love reading your posts! I want to go to every state and think your trip sounds like a blast! Good luck in the 5k!

    June 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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