Old-fashioned Ice Cream Soda &Floats

Italian_Cream_Soda-3In the United States, an “ice cream soda” typically refers to the drink containing soda water, syrup, and ice cream, whereas a “float” is generally ice cream in a soft drink.

We offer ice cream soda, made the old-fashioned way – syrup mixed with seltzer water, whipped cream and a cherry. You can select any flavor of ice cream.

Ice Cream Sodas

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Strawberry


  • Coke/ Diet Coke
  • Sprite
  • Root Beer

Ice Cream Soda History

The ice cream soda was invented by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia, PA, in 1874[2] during the sesquicentennial celebration. The traditional story is that, on a particularly hot day, Mr. Green ran out of cold ice for the flavored sodas he was selling and used vanilla ice cream from a neighboring vendor, thus inventing a new drink.

His own account, published in Soda Fountain magazine in 1910, states that while operating a soda fountain at the Franklin Institute‘s semicentennial celebration in Philadelphia in 1874, he wanted to create a new treat to attract customers away from another vendor who had a fancier, bigger soda fountain. After some experimenting, he decided to combine ice cream and soda water. During the celebration, he sold vanilla ice cream with soda water and a choice of 16 different flavored syrups. The new treat was a sensation and soon other soda fountains began selling ice cream sodas. Green’s will instructed that “Originator of the Ice Cream Soda” was to be engraved on his tombstone.

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