Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Strawberry Ice-Cream Sodas

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  • Total: 3 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 3 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 8 (16-ounce) servings
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2 cups milk

2 cups strawberry syrup, recipe follows

2 quarts strawberry ice cream, slightly softened

Chilled club soda or seltzer

8 whole strawberries, for garnish

Strawberry Sauce:

3 cups hulled and thinly sliced strawberries

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup water


  1. In each glass combine 1/4 cup each of the milk and strawberry syrup. Put 2 or 3 scoops of the ice cream into each glass and fill the glasses with the club soda or seltzer. Divide the remaining syrup among the sodas and garnish each soda with a strawberry.

Strawberry Sauce:

  1. In the food processor or in a blender in batches puree the strawberries, transfer the puree to a stainless steel or enameled saucepan, and stir in the sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over moderate heat, stirring, and simmer it for 1 minute. Force the mixture through a fine sieve set over a bowl and chill the syrup, covered, for at least 3 hours.