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Old 07-11-2018, 03:58 PM   #321
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No, msm, it doesn't HAVE to be Trader Joe's coffee ice cream. It HAS to be whatever the favorite root beer/ice cream combination is for the person enjoying the float. I find both root beer and coffee ice cream to have very strong flavors. I'd be afraid they would be competing for my attention. To my taste buds, spicy root beer needs a creamy, good quality vanilla ice cream - and not a low-fat version!

Besides, I enjoy a root beer float (or a brown cow, made with Coke instead of root beer) when the temperatures are hot. Definitely not a winter drink. Since the nearest Trader Joe's is 25 miles away, using any of their ice creams in a float would be a sloppy idea. I can get good ice cream four or six miles from home.
I meant for me it has to be ...

When I was a kid I hated root beer. I always had coke floats with vanilla ice cream. Mom sometimes had orange soda or cream soda with vanilla ice cream.
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No, msm, it doesn't HAVE to be Trader Joe's coffee ice cream. It HAS to be whatever the favorite root beer/ice cream combination is for the person enjoying the float. I find both root beer and coffee ice cream to have very strong flavors. I'd be afraid they would be competing for my attention. To my taste buds, spicy root beer needs a creamy, good quality vanilla ice cream - and not a low-fat version!

Besides, I enjoy a root beer float (or a brown cow, made with Coke instead of root beer) when the temperatures are hot. Definitely not a winter drink. Since the nearest Trader Joe's is 25 miles away, using any of their ice creams in a float would be a sloppy idea. I can get good ice cream four or six miles from home.
Are there names for other soda/ice cream combos? What about Dr. Pepper and ice cream?
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:13 PM   #323
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Are there names for other soda/ice cream combos? What about Dr. Pepper and ice cream?
Check this out:

Ice cream float

Click the Variations drop down for names and descriptions of other combos.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:15 PM   #324
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OK, msm, we're good. Just so long as I know you aren't heading to my house with coffee ice cream next time I make a root beer float, we can remain friends. As for me, I lovelovelove coffee ice cream with chocolate fudge or hot fudge on top. *groan*

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I never knew that a Coke float was called a “brown cow,”
It was a brown cow in the Cleveland, OH area. I'm sure other parts of the country had their own special names.
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Are there names for other soda/ice cream combos? What about Dr. Pepper and ice cream?
Here ya go!
Old-Fashioned Floats: Brown Cows to Boston Coolers

WE MADE ICE CREAM FLOATS WITH 14 DIFFERENT SODAS, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WINNERS DO
I especially enjoyed the author's comments when she used Kombucha to make a float...
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I thought a brown cow was milk and crème de cacao, an adult beverage.
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No, msm, it doesn't HAVE to be Trader Joe's coffee ice cream. It HAS to be whatever the favorite root beer/ice cream combination is for the person enjoying the float. I find both root beer and coffee ice cream to have very strong flavors. I'd be afraid they would be competing for my attention. To my taste buds, spicy root beer needs a creamy, good quality vanilla ice cream - and not a low-fat version!

Besides, I enjoy a root beer float (or a brown cow, made with Coke instead of root beer) when the temperatures are hot. Definitely not a winter drink. Since the nearest Trader Joe's is 25 miles away, using any of their ice creams in a float would be a sloppy idea. I can get good ice cream four or six miles from home.

That's NOT what nurses call a brown cow...
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That's NOT what nurses call a brown cow...
I'll bite. What do nurses call a brown cow? Or is it what I think it might be?
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I'll bite. What do nurses call a brown cow? Or is it what I think it might be?

Brown Cow, nursing style...prune juice and milk of magnesia.
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Brown Cow, nursing style...prune juice and milk of magnesia.
So, a different kind of beverage.
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Brown Cow, nursing style...prune juice and milk of magnesia.
How now, brown undies.
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