Ice Cream Soda

The 1950s are back with a summer drink

Soda Fountain

Just like it came out of the decade of the 1950s, this easy-to-make recipe is a guaranteed winner during the summer.

Whether you were there for the 1950s, or remember them, or just want something that tastes like it came out of a time warp, summer time is the time for an authentic 1950s-style ice cream soda. This is one of Bob’s favourites, and indeed, it is he who has brought the recipe along with him through the decades! It is quick and easy to make, and everyone loves it. Play with the recipe and customize it to your taste


  • Prepare everything in a blender, and pour straight into glasses and serve;
  • Serves three or four, depending on the size of the glasses.
Ingredient Quantity
Nestle Quick powdered or liquid OR
Fry’s cocoa with a little bit of sugar
50 mL
Small amount of milk 100 to 125 mL
Chocolate ice cream 2 or 3 scoops
Soda water 1 can


    1. Do everything in the blender;
    2. First add the chocolate and the milk. Then add the ice cream;
    3. Cover and blend the chocolate, milk and ice cream mixture. As it is blending, pour in the entire can of soda water. Cover and blend thoroughly;
    4. The adult version can contain a shot of a compatible liqueur. For example, in Bob’s chocolate ice cream soda, he adds a little Creme de Cacao;
    5. Pour right away into glasses, and serve. Long live summer!
Soda Fountain Menu

Just for some extra nostalgia, here is what a typical soda fountain menu actually looked like, right from the 1950s. Check out the prices of the menu items.

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