Ice cream sodas! I'd read about them all the time while growing up. Archies and his gang are always at Pop Tate's having ice cream sodas. For some reason, I didn't ever have them when I was in the U.S. Or maybe I had them and didn't realize what I was having.
I fell in love with the concept and the drink at a place called "Shakes & Creams" in Madras. Ever since, I make them at every opportunity. (The opportunities come very rarely as we never have ice cream or sodas ready at home!!)
Some time ago, I had everything at home. (Soon after we had a houseful of guests for dinner.) So, I was able to enjoy this drink on a weekend. While this drink can be made with about 30 ml of vodka as well, I made it good old fashioned kiddies' way.
For one glass I used:
1 tbsp Strawberry Crush
200 ml Sprite/Plain soda
1 scoop Vanilla Ice cream
Pour the strawberry crush in a glass. Drop the ice cream over it. Pour the Sprite over this. Stir everything together and enjoy it on a hot day.
This is my entry to Meeta's Monthly Mingle. This month's theme is Liquid Dreams.
thank u so much for the awesome comment Raaga :) you are not that bad either :D
yeah i remember reading the archies and they having the soda often.
I've to admit i never have made it myself. Maybe one should give it a try
@Nags: Anytime. :-)
@Happy: You should try. Even just a plain scoop of vanilla ice cream with cola poured over it will be divine!
i hear you on the archies comics and drooling on their food.. i could not wait to try hostess twinkies..so when i came her to the US,i went to the vending machine and was in all anticipation to eat, when i saw it had......LARD! yep..gave it to a co-worker..
the strawberry fizz is cute..color and contrast..nice!
@Rajitha: I love twinkies... I was all of 8 when I ate them and those cupcakes... loved them... was an omnivore in those days... but only in the US... :-)
We used to have this while at school actually in India, added Thumbs up to Vanilla ice cream , it took me a while getting used to it thought, with strawberry, sprite and ice cream this looks pretty too.
Hmmm... yeah, I too discovered this in 9th standard. But I never was much of an ice cream or cola person... but the combination, I couldn't resist.
That looks so refreshing! You reminded me of the wonderful "strawberry crush" from the Mahabaleshwar region. Hard to find a good strawberry syrup here in the US.
@Nupur: I only use that stuff... Mapro crushes and syrups... our pantry looks like a small showcase for Mapro :-)
Shall I send some over?
Never had one of these,looks wonderful Raaga.Great entry for Liquid dreams,made it on the last day!:))
@Ashakka: I'll make this for you... promise. And I had it in my folder for almost a month and am posting it today. Thanks
I used to read Archies too! Ice cream sodas - now that brings back great memories!
@Meeta: Memory food :-) if there ever was one :-)
Ice cream sodas n Archies sounds like my childhood days...love 'em both.
Mind blowing Raaga!
The drink looks wonderful...
You brought back fond memories of Archies and soda-icecream mix :)
Lovely drink Raaga. Viji
:) Oh yeah Archies... You know how bad I wanted to have hamburgers after reading about jughead munching down dozens in a sitting :) anyways, your ice cream soda looks very refreshing... I love pop and ice cream combo :)
@Pooja & Pragyan: We all grew up on the same staples :-)
Padma, Sunita and Viji: Thanks
Sig: I thought one could hog hamburgers... :-) when I struggled with my first, I knew I had a long way to go!!
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