Ice Cream Soda

Today was warmish for our area. It put me in mind of summer and an ice cream soda with Old fashioned goodness seemed just right. This recipe comes from a 1968 advertising leaflet from Hershey’s-Chocolate Town Classics.

You see, back in about 1958 they created a powder “Hershey’s Instant” which is rather like Nestle Quik…except it had some issues with not dissolving easily (note the instructions on mixing powder with milk) and people liked Quik better. They attempted to revamp it in the 80s but it is long gone from the supermarket shelves. While this recipe uses that no longer available product-you could substitute Nestle Quik or Hershey’s Syrup just fine. Another option would be to use the Scharffen Berger sweetened cocoa mix-in that case-use the milk/dissolving instructions. Note the serving size is way smaller than today’s “scoop” of ice cream and enjoy without guilt.

Ice Cream Soda

3 heaping teaspoons HERSHEY’S INSTANT
2 tablespoons milk
1 scoop vanilla ice cream (about 1/3 cup)
Chilled soda water to fill glass

COMBINE…the HERSHEY’S INSTANT with the milk in a tall 12-oz glass.

ADD…the ice cream and fill slowly with the soda water, stirring gently to mix.

Yield: 1 serving