March 05, 2008

Ice Cream Soda

8 oz seltzer
1 heaping scoop vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup*

Scoop the ice cream into the bottom of a tall glass. Top with syrup and seltzer. Stir lightly with a long spoon. Serve with a straw and drink immediately.

Serves one.

*I used the best chocolate sauce/syrup I've had the pleasure of eating: the bittersweet chocolate sauce from Sassy Sauces. It is rather thick so I heated it slightly before use.

My thoughts:
It's a little early in the season for ice cream sodas but I was dying for an excuse to try out my new favorite toy: the edition one seltzer/soda maker from Soda Club. Ice cream sodas are an old fashioned soda fountain treat that is always made with seltzer or club soda. Use Coke or root beer, eliminate the syrup and it becomes a float. Use ginger ale, eliminate the syrup and it is a Boston Cooler. A Snow White is made with 7 Up and vanilla ice cream. But my favorite is this ice cream soda. Some people make it with milk, but I think the ice cream makes it just creamy enough. It is very refreshing even on a not-so-hot day.