Today, the ice cream soda can be found in countries across the globe. The ice cream soda is known as a float, coke float, cooler, snowball, or spider depending on where you are in the world.
An ice cream soda is a beverage containing ice cream with either a soft drink or a combination of flavored syrup and carbonated water.
The ice cream soda has numerous varieties of sodas and ice cream flavors. Some of the most popular are listed below:
Chocolate ice cream soda: Chocolate syrup, chocolate ice cream, unflavored carbonated water and top with whipped cream.
Black and White: Chocolate syrup, vanilla ice cream, unflavored carbonated water and top with whipped cream.
Root beer float ("black cow" or "brown cow"): Vanilla ice cream and root beer
Coke float: Coca-Cola and vanilla ice-cream.
Boston Cooler: Vernors ginger ale and Stroh's vanilla ice cream.
Snow White: 7 Up or Sprite and vanilla ice cream.
Purple cow: Vanilla ice cream, purple grape soda.
Orange Float (Orange Whip): Vanilla ice cream and orange soda.
Root Beer Float is traditionally made with vanilla ice cream and root beer.
We chose a diet root beer soda to avoid the excess sugar and limit the calories. The diet root beer has "zero" calories.
Beverage. Make sure you carefully combine the soda and ice cream. The reaction causes bubbles to form and a rapid rise in foam, which is part of the fun and can get messy. Use 1/4 cup light vanilla ice cream. Add a straw, spoon and enjoy.
Wikipedia: Ice Cream Soda
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