Originally Posted by chiklitmanfan
An old-fashioned root beer float with quality vanilla ice cream is still my favorite. However, I'll give a nod to my grandparents' favorite: 7-Up with vanilla ice cream. This is back when most soft drinks were made with REAL cane sugar and there was a decided difference in taste.
Slightly off-topic but doesn't anybody ever make a genuine "chocolate malted milk shake" anymore? There was something special about the addition of malt.
I do, I do. I add malted milk powder to my shakes, though I rarely make shakes anymore. (If my body liked them, I'd have one every dinner meal. I love malts, as we called them.)
I even like just plain cold milk with malt powder. But you have to make it with a special, precise technique to get it smooth. First, you have to add the malt powder to an empty, dry glass. Add a tbs. of milk and stir into a paste. Add another tbs. of cold milk, and stir until you have a smooth syrup. Slowly add more milk while stirring energetically until the glass is full. It's now ready to drink.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North