Old Fashioned Ice Cream Soda 🥤

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I dream about being in an ice cream shop back in the 50’s wearing a Pink Ladies Jacket and dancing the jitterbug. Lol. I kind of belong back in that era. But my childhood growing up in the 70’s and 80’s was pretty cool also. Especially since it included ice cream sodas!

My Grandma(my Dad’s mom) lived to 103. And her diet wasn’t high protein and low carbs, that’s for sure. She always had very cold cans of coke in her fridge and vanilla ice cream in her freezer. After dinner she would make my sisters and I ice cream sodas. They were sooo good!

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Grandma and Ali

I don’t usually have soda in the house, because I don’t want any of us to drink it. When I do, the boys always ask for ice cream sodas.

My grandma used a tall frosted glass just like this👉🏼 https://amzn.to/2r7GkP1

and served it with a long metal spoon👉🏼 https://amzn.to/2r9dPRc

and straw👉🏼 https://amzn.to/2raDaJL

I scale it down to half the size cause that’s plenty! Still have to serve it with the straw and spoon. 😋

Fill your glass of choice with several scoops of vanilla ice cream. She certainly didn’t skimp out on the ice cream. Open a cold can of coke and pour over the ice cream until it’s filled to the top(she also made it with root beer and it was GOOD!)

That is it. It’s delicious and comforting. I hope it brings you back to a happy place in your childhood.  Enjoy!

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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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