Here’s a peek at how an old fashioned soda fountain in Cape Cod, Massachusetts does it.

 Want to make your own delicious ice cream treats?  Then, get your float on and try out a delicious ice cream soda recipe from A Taste of Home. Ice cream sodas aren’t just for kids — check out these adult versions at Brit + Co.


Old Fashioned Ice Cream Soda


3/4 cup chocolate syrup

1 cup milk

4 cups carbonated water (such as seltzer or club soda), chilled

8 scoops vanilla ice cream

Whipped cream (optional)


Place 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup in each of four 16-oz. glasses.

Add 1/4 cup milk and 1 cup carbonated water to each; stir until foamy.

Add two scoops of ice cream to each glass.

Top with whipped cream if desired.


Recommended reading:


Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream, by Bryan Petroff, Douglas Quint and Anthony Bourdain (Clarkson Potter, 2015)

The founders and owners of one of the most popular chain of ice cream shops in the world teach you all about creating your own home ice cream parlor. Tasty sauces, crunchy toppings and fantastic recipes fill the book, which also includes Brian and Doug’s stranger-than-fiction stories of their lives behind the ice cream counter.


Ice Cream: 50 Easy Recipes by Academia Barilla (Academia Barilla, 2015)

This book explores the wide variety of frozen treats that you can enjoy, from traditional ice cream to water ices to popsicles to ice cream cakes. Mario Grazia, pastry maker and chef at the renowned Italian food academy Academia Barilla, reveals his behind-the-scenes secrets to iced treats, along with a history of how ice cream came to be.