-> Ice Cream Soda
Ice Cream Soda
The ice cream soda
is a treat made up, typically, by mixing ice cream with either
a soft drink or flavored syrup and carbonated water, often
with some of the special technique to encourage the partial
slashing of the ice cream itself.
Invented near the end of the
19th century, it had quickly became very popular, to such
a degree that it was almost socially obligatory among teens
and kids, but seen as abhorrent by many adults. It was eventually
banned either entirely, or on holy days, by some local governments
and giving rise to the ice
1 tablespoon of flavored syrup
2 tablespoons of milk
1 scoop of ice cream
Glass which is wider at the top than bottom
Mix syrup with milk in bottom of glass.
Slide one scoop
of ice cream into bottom of glass.Push into
syrup mix and stir around a bit to make it frothy.Add a second scoop of ice
cream, then spray the soft drink down side of glass to encourage
foaminess, until full.
The more basic, modern version
is to put a couple of scoops of ice cream in a glass which
has a narrow bottom and wide top, add root beer, and voila:
root beer float
Floats are referred to as
'spiders' in Australia
ice cream and the equivalent of the popular American
root beer float is the sarsaparilla spider.