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How to Make an Ice Cream Soda

Forget lavish desserts and complicated recipes. Ice cream sodas are a delicious treat you can whip up in just a minute.


  • Step 1: Pour the syrup into the glass.
  • TIP: Vanilla or chocolate syrup are often used, but fruit and nut flavors also work well.
  • Step 2: Add the carbonated water until the glass is about three-quarters full.
  • Step 3: Stir the syrup into the water.
  • Step 4: Add one or two scoops of ice cream.
  • Step 5: Alternate sips of sweet soda with bites of ice cream. Yum!
  • FACT: In Australia, ice cream sodas are called "spiders."

You Will Need

  • A tall glass
  • 3 tbsp. flavored syrup
  • Carbonated water
  • A long spoon
  • Ice cream
  • A spoon or straw

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