Ice Cream Sodas

Total Time:
2 hr 13 min
Prep:
8 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
varies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Raspberry Syrup, recipe follows
  • Chocolate Syrup, recipe follows
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Heavy cream, chilled
  • Club soda or seltzer, chilled
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Strawberry ice cream
  • Chocolate ice cream
  • Coffee ice cream
  • Chocolate Syrup:
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sieved
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Raspberry Syrup:
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries, sliced in 1/2
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
Directions

Pour 3 tablespoons of Raspberry or Chocolate Syrup or 1 teaspoon vanilla plus 3 tablespoons heavy cream in a tall ice cream soda glass. Whisk with a fork, then slowly, while still whisking, add the club soda until the glass is three-quarters full. Add 2 scoops of ice cream, add soda to the top of the glass, and serve with a spoon and a straw.

Chocolate Syrup:

Combine the cocoa, salt, sugar and 1 cup of water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the coffee granules, and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the syrup into a bowl and add the vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Raspberry Syrup:

Combine the raspberries, sugar, and lemon in a container. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Strain the syrup into a pitcher, pushing down on the berries to extract all the liquid.


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