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June 20th is National Ice Cream Soda Day.
And National Vanilla Milkshake Day… as noted in a post earlier today.
If you love ice cream, today is a day full of choices.
I remember making ice cream sodas as a child. No measurements or advanced planning…
My mom would offer some ice cream for dessert — if there was a little of whatever I was drinking for dinner left — Voila!
ice Cream Soda!
Ths recipe adds a homemade chocolate syrup to your ice cream soda. Once again, a simple treat becomes a lovely dessert.
Ice Cream Soda with Homemade Chocolate Syrup
- small skillet
Chocolate Syrup Ingredients:
- ½ c. water
- ½ c. white sugar
- 1/3 c. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1 t. real vanilla extract
- 1/8 t. salt
- 1 c. club soda
- 3 c. vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Mini-chocolate chips
- Maraschino cherries
- To prepare the chocolate syrup, combine the water, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a small skillet set over medium heat. Whisk vigorously until the sugar is dissolved and the cocoa powder is thoroughly incorporated into the mixture, approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add a large spoonful of chocolate syrup to each serving glass and top with enough club soda to fill each glass halfway. Divide the ice cream between the glasses and top with additional chocolate syrup.
- To serve, top each ice cream soda with a generous amount of whipped cream, mini-chocolate chips, and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
Did you make ice cream sodas as a kid? What was your favorite combination?
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