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Father's Day has come and gone. I am sure you are aware but my father passed away in 2013. He was a teen in the 50s. Rocked the 50s Greaser Look- white t-shirt with rolled sleeves, cuffed jeans and slicked back hair. I remember him talking about chocolate sodas being his favorite drink at the soda shops when he was running around Phoenix as a young man.
|In loving memory- October 29, 1940 - June 17, 2013|
What a better way to honor his memory than to make his favorite soda? I headed to Albertson's and grabbed some DREYER's GRAND Ice Cream Oh La La Vanilla and the rest of my ingredients to recreate this in honor of pops!
He made this for me a few times when I was younger and as I drank it this time, it brought tears and a smile almost simultaneously.
The fun thing about an Old Fashioned Chocolate is that it's easy. The rules are... there ARE NO RULES! Play by sight/ear/whatevs and enjoy!
The best part? It's chocolate.
And ice cream.
And whipped cream.
Grab a cup (orrrrr jar. It's alll good)
Put some chocolate syrup on the bottom
Add 2-4 scoops of some ice cream (I love DREYER's GRAND Ice Cream Oh La La Vanilla)- amount depends on how big your cup is and the size of your ice cream scoop.
Drizzle some MORE chocolate over the ice cream (again I put enough to put a layer over the ice cream)
Pour club soda over the ice cream.
It's going to fizz. A LOT. Just like a float. Well, it's pretty much a float but I digress. Let the fizz go down a bit or use your straw to stir a little bit. You can add more chocolate syrup at this point (if you wish).
Then top with whipped cream, a cherry (Funny story. Okay, not funny but I couldn't open my jar of maraschino cherries or else I would have put some on. My neighbor's teenage son is in Georgia for the summer or I would have begged him for help. Haha) and of course... enjoy!
Old Fashioned Chocolate Soda Recipe:
Vanilla Ice Cream
Maraschino Cherries with stems (optional)
1. Layer bottom of glasses with chocolate syrup.
2. Add scoops of vanilla ice cream until glasses are 3/4 full
3. Add another layer of chocolate syrup- covering top of ice cream (you can add more or less- it's your preference).
4. Fill glasses with club soda and allow to settle. Add more if needed.
5. Top each glass with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with a maraschino cherry.
6. Enjoy while listening to some 50s Music or watch some Retro TV.
Do you have any recipes that your dad still loves to make from his childhood?
Have you ever tried a chocolate soda before?
Be sure to let me know how you like it!
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