Ice Cream Soda Recipe: How to make an Ice Cream Soda?

An Ice Cream Soda is a foamy, non-alcoholic drink which has always been a special treat. It can be made with one or more scoops of ice cream in either a soft drink or a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water that ends up as a fizzy slurry drink. As a result of the ice cream interacting with the soda water, foaminess is produced. The chocolate ice cream soda is the most popular, prepared with either chocolate ice cream or vanilla. Generally, it is served in a tall glass, with both a long-handled spoon and tall straws. Ice cream soda is prepared by various methods but they all involve actual soda water, which both take the edge off the sweetness of the drink, and makes it foamy.

The first ice cream soda recipe came in to existence accidently at the Philadelphia Exposition in October of 1874. After that, Robert M. Green invented the familiar ice cream soda. “Cream soda” was called as very well liked by soda fountain regulars, it became related with the first ice cream soda recipes. Plain soda water, flavored syrup, a small amount of cream or milk, and ice cream are the required ingredients for ice cream soda recipe.

Ice Cream Soda Recipe:


  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Half & Half
  • Club soda or seltzer water (cold)
  • 2 shots or pumps chocolate syrup or fruit-flavored syrup
  • 2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream


  • Add small amount of soda water and syrup in a tall glass 20 to 22 oz and stir well.
  • Then, add 1 shot of half & half and mix lightly.
  • Add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, (or chocolate if making a Chocolate Ice Cream Soda). Fill the glass with soda water leaving 1/2 inch from top.
  • Finally, top it with a cherry, whipped cream and a long straw.

Strawberry Ice Cream Soda with Cream Soda:


  • 3/4 cup cold cream soda
  • Whipped cream
  • Strawberry halves for garnish, if desired
  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
  • 3/4 cup strawberry ice cream (3 small scoops)


  • Squash strawberries until well blended with the syrup.
  • Mix together strawberry syrup, 1 small scoop (about 1/4 cup) of ice cream, and about 2 tablespoons of cream soda in the bottom of a tall glass (14 to 16 ounces).
  • Then, add remaining 2 scoops of ice cream.
  • Finally, fill glass with enough soda and top with whipped cream and a strawberry half if desired.

Orange Ice Cream Soda:


  • 1 cup chilled cream soda
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream


  • First divide 1 cup of orange juice into each of 4 glasses.
  • Then, garnish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Finally, fill it with 1/4 cup cream soda.

Variations in Ice Cream Sodas:

Bodacious Black and White Ice Cream Soda:

Add some Kahlua and some butterscotch schnapps.

  • French vanilla ice cream
  • Seltzer
  • Chocolate syrup

Strawberry Soda Ice Cream Soda:

  • Seltzer
  • Vanilla or strawberry ice cream
  • 1/4 cup strawberry syrup
  • A splash of milk

Black and White Ice Cream Soda:

Add some instant coffee and make it a mocha ice cream soda.

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Seltzer

Canary Island Special Ice Cream Soda:

  • Chocolate ice cream
  • Seltzer
  • Vanilla syrup

Black Cow:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Root beer soda

Brown Cow:

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Coca cola soda

Ice Cream recipes: How to Make Ice Cream Soda video from Youtube:

How to Make an Ice Cream Soda video from Youtube:

  1. Mamta Says:

    I love making ice cream sodas. This recipe is a delicious for hot summer days. The suggestion which are given here, are really very helpful for me.

  2. Kurt Says:

    They look and sound so good I am thinking about putting sodas on the menu!

  3. Payal Says:

    what a great combination? I like ice cream and soda very much. On this hot summer days, i vill prepare it daily using different flavours. thanks buddy.

  4. Chirag Says:

    What a great combination of ice cream and soda like chocolate soda,white soda etc. I like soda ice cream made in my ice cream parlour

  5. tanya Says:

    Brings back loads of great memories for me… we just used vanilla icecream and cream soda or lemonade… we thought we were posh…ha,ha.

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