Cool mint chip ice cream, bubbly soda water, creamy whipped topping, and of course - a cherry on top. Make this classic soda fountain dessert at home using only five ingredients. This mint chip ice cream soda recipe will win your heart.
Classic Soda Fountain Recipe Made At Home
Not too long ago, my family and I dined at a restaurant called Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor. Have you heard of it? It was popular when I was a kid and has recently made a come back. While we thought the food was mediocre the dessert was pure heaven! I read their long list of desserts over and over and finally decided on a Mint-Chip Ice Cream Soda. So retro - but with a modern twist.
When that baby came out I was in sugar heaven! So much so, that I thought about that dessert for days. And then I told Desi about it. We decided that we could re-create that recipe and enjoy it at home whenever our sweet tooth desired. So we did!
What Is An Ice Cream Soda Made Of?
An ice cream soda is made of a flavored syrup, several scoops of ice cream, and unflavored sparkling water. For this twist on the classic we will be using:
- peppermint syrup
- mint chip ice cream
- sparkling water
- whipped cream
- maraschino cherries for garnish
How Do You Make An Ice Cream Soda?
- First start with the fancy glass of your choice. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of peppermint syrup. Feel free to adjust this to your sweetness liking.
- Next add a large scoop of your favorite mint chip ice cream. I'm partial to the thrifty brand.
- Fill your glass with chilled club soda.
- Swirl on some whipped cream.
- Top with a cherry.
- And last - devour!
What's The Difference Between An Ice Cream Soda & A Float?
If the dessert is made with plain sparkling water or seltzer water - it's an ice cream soda. If the dessert is made with flavored soda - like root beer - it's a float. Ice cream sodas have been around for over a hundred years and are a classic.
Perfect For St. Patrick's Day!
With St. Patricks day right around the corner we thought this treat would be perrrrfect! With its pale green color, and it's minty flavor you can't go wrong! It is reminiscent of the infamous shamrock shake, but with bubbles and sass. Serve this up after your dinner of corned beef and cabbage and we guarantee your family will love you forever. ;) Just be sure to have one of these bubbly, sweet, creamy drinks in your hand all day on St. Patricks Day to avoid getting pinched!
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Shamrock Ice Cream Soda
- 3-4 Tablespoons Peppermint Syrup
- 2 scoops Mint Chip Ice Cream
- 8 ounces Club Soda
- Whipped Cream
- Maraschino Cherry
- Add peppermint syrup to the bottom of a glass.
- Add ice cream.
- Fill glass with club soda.
- Garnish with whipped cream and cherry.