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Old 07-11-2018, 03:37 PM   #1
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What are your favorite summer ice cream drinks from when you were young?

Growing up, Mom and I liked making root beer floats or brown cows (Coke), either of which required good vanilla ice cream - preferably "French Vanilla". However, my very favorite fountain drink ever has been a chocolate phosphate. It's basically good quality chocolate syrup poured into a soda glass followed by a powerful addition of seltzer water under pressure. Dad and I liked them so much that Dad bought a hand-held soda syphon so that we could make them at home! (My Daddy loved me.) It is nothing like an egg cream...which I found out the hard way when a server in a CT restaurant tried to convince me was similar. If I try getting another one up here, I'll have to order an egg cream minus the cream.

Hmm, we don't own a Soda Stream. I wonder if those would work for making chocolate phosphates...

Anyway, what were your favorite summertime ice cream drinks when you were young? And even now when you're not so young...
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #2
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Here's one you may not have heard of and as far as I know, it was invented by my Mom who loved buttermilk.

She'd mix equal parts of buttermilk and lime sherbet together for the most delicious treat. I use a blender, but she didn't.

I'd never drink a plain glass of buttermilk, but there's something about it combined with lime sherbet that makes it the most wonderful tangy summer refreshment!

I haven't thought about it in years, but now I have to have a tall frosty glass of it.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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Those kinds of drinks always give me an ice cream headache, so I can't enjoy them
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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My favorite was always the frappe. I know that name isnít well known outside of Massachusetts. Itís milk, syrup and ice cream blenderized. Usually chocolate or vanilla. I no longer drink frappes or eat chocolate ice cream.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:25 PM   #5
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When I first read the title of this thread, my first thought was Orange Julius!

Good memories associated with that, too - when my brother and I were kids and mom took us to the beach, we'd always stop and get an icy cold, frothy, Orange Julius.


(edit: oops, no ice cream in it but there's dairy....does it still count?)
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:07 PM   #6
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We used to have ice cream spiders, just ice cream (vanilla) and coke poured over it. You guys prolly call it something else.

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Forgot about Orange Julius Cheryl!! I loved them too, so they count.


I've tried to copycat them at home, but they're never exactly the same as in the Mall stores. I'm thinking the white powder I've seen them use is powdered egg white, or maybe a combo of powdered milk and powdered egg white to get them all frothy the way they do.

Dang, the Mall is 15 miles from here. I want one bad!!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Julius#History
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We used to have ice cream spiders, just ice cream (vanilla) and coke poured over it. You guys prolly call it something else.

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Old 07-11-2018, 06:57 PM   #9
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When we summered up at the lake a few eons ago, Mom would take us for lime soda floats at the drugstore in town.
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Forgot about Orange Julius Cheryl!! I loved them too, so they count.


I've tried to copycat them at home, but they're never exactly the same as in the Mall stores. I'm thinking the white powder I've seen them use is powdered egg white, or maybe a combo of powdered milk and powdered egg white to get them all frothy the way they do.

Dang, the Mall is 15 miles from here. I want one bad!!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Julius#History

Good link, Kay. Back in the day (the '60's), I think they may have used whole eggs or at least egg whites. Gosh...I had forgotten all about Orange Julius until CG started this thread! Next time I go to my daughter's in LA county, we'll need to go to a stand.
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