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I love dishes, and I continue to haunt thrift stores, estate sales, and other places where vintage china, dinnerware and glassware are to be found.

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Ice Cream Sodas and Floats – Go Vintage

Hot summer weather seems made for ice cream sodas and root beer floats.

ice cream soda vintage chinaA scoop of vanilla ice cream, some good root beer (favorites are Stewart's and IBC at this house) and you are in business. Just be sure to make them right before you're going to enjoy them.

In Michigan we also have a Boston cooler, which is similar, but uses Vernor's ginger ale instead of root beer.

The floats are easier to make at home, because you don't need the soda water.

Of course, if you really must have a soda, there are ways to have the fizzy water at home, and you can get the flavored syrups, too.

Any way you like them, ice cream sodas and floats will hit the spot on a warm summer afternoon, or anytime you're looking to enjoy a vintage treat.

About the photo: China soda cups by Shafford, Sweet Temptations. Iced tea spoon by SRI, Love Leaf.

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3 comments to Ice Cream Sodas and Floats – Go Vintage

  • Rob Metras

    I do love your comments about Vernor’s. I remember visiting my relatives in Detroit and having one of those massive fountain glasses with an ice cream float with that distinctive Vernor’s taste. Those were the days when Hudson’s was the big thing in downtown Detroit.

  • Kimbesa

    Vernor’s is distinctive. I believe it was aged in wooden barrels, like some more powerful drinks are.

    I’m a die hard root beer fan myself, even though a Boston cooler is a local specialty.

    Those were the days!

  • Nancy

    There is nothing that beats Vernor’s… What would a Christmas ham be, with out Vernors and Brown Sugar glaze?

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