In the town where I live, the 4th of July is a big deal. Like, a REALLY. BIG. DEAL.
Just in time for the introduction of the New for 2023 Lori Mitchell Valentine design Scoops of Love, June 20 is National Ice Cream Soda Day!
According to the website, The Nibble, "The ice cream soda was invented in Philadelphia in 1874 by Robert McCay Green, operator of a soda fountain at the Franklin Institute’s semicentennial celebration. He wanted to create something to attract customers away from another larger, fancier soda fountain down the street."
To create the perfect ice cream soda, you will need syrup (chocolate is my favorite!), milk, soda water, ice cream and (if you really want to be fancy with it) whipped cream and a cherry on top!!! Mix the syrup and milk in the bottom of a tall glass, add the soda, drop in the ice cream, top with whipped cream and enjoy! What could be simpler???
As the temperatures climb back into the 90s here in Ohio, I can't think of a better way to end the evening than by celebrating with a nice, tall, chocolate soda.