Ice Cream Sodas

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 13 min
  • Active: 8 min
  • Yield: varies
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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


  1. 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:

  1. 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:

  1. 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.