Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Old Fashioned Chocolate Soda

There used to be old fashioned soda shop around the corner from my childhood home. It was a special treat to go and try their hand-churned ice cream and homemade toppings. My favorite things were the ice cream puff topped with a river of hot fudge and the chocolate soda topped with whipped cream and colorful candy sprinkles. To this day I cannot pass a soda shop without stopping and ordering a chocolate soda.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Soda
recipe slightly adapted from Sing For Your Supper

2-3 tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
1 cup club soda or sparkling water
Whipped cream
Maraschino cherry

Place 2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup and ½ cup of the sparkling water in the bottom of a glass; stir gently to combine. Top with 2 scoops of ice cream and pour the remaining sparkling water over slowly gently stirring. You may want to add a splash more sparkling water after stirring if the foam deflates a little. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.