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June 20th is Ice Cream Soda Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready to cool down
with some awesomeness because it's Ice Cream Soda Day! Yes, it's
not just for root beer floats! ;) Let's get right into
celebrating Ice Cream Soda Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Because it's awesome! It's foamy, creamy and refreshing all in
one and there are so many different flavor combinations to choose from.
People love this little creation, especially kids. So what better way
to show you love than to set up a holiday, right? This treat was
invented by Robert M. Green in 1874 during the Franklin Institute's
sesquicentennial celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some will
say that it was a hot day and he ran out of ice for his sodas and used
vanilla ice cream instead. But Green himself has said that he made it
to lure customers away from a competitor that had a bigger and fancier
So he took vanilla ice cream, added it to soda
water and then had 16 different flavored syrups they could add to it.
And it worked; the drink was a success and he attracted many customers
from there on out! But most of you are probably thinking about a
root beer float right now, huh? Well, you don't have to limit yourself
to just that because there are tons of different sodas and ice creams
you can use. Some other versions are the Boston cooler, which is
Verners ginger ale and vanilla ice cream. There is Butterbeer that is
root beer and butterscotch flavored ice cream. There's a drink called
Snow White, which is 7up or Sprite with vanilla ice cream. And even one
called Purple Cow, which is purple, grape soda and vanilla ice cream.
Which combination will you choose?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, why don't you head on
out to a local restaurant that has ice cream on hand and see if they
won't throw together a ice cream soda for you today? They might reply
with, "we don't have root beer" but that's where the fun comes in.
Choose any soda to go with any ice cream and enjoy having someone serve
it up to you.
But if you want to make your own at home then get
a bunch of ice creams and sodas and get to creating! Ask all the people
in your house what their favorite ice cream is and what their favorite
soda is and then get everyone's favorites. Then you can enjoy the
treats all day and be sure to satisfy your household. You can
even mix and match your favorite with someone else's and see what you
can come up with. I'm sure that even the worst combinations will taste
pretty good. But if you find an awesome combination then you all can
try to come up with a good name for your drink. Today is a great day
where creativity meets deliciousness so enjoy it to the fullest.
Have a good one and... oh, you've got foam on your nose!