Old-Fashioned Chocolate Ice Cream Soda

Chocolate Ice Cream Soda
Chocolate Ice Cream Soda. Diana Rattray
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 shakes (2 servings)

 This is an old-fashioned ice cream soda, a fabulous summertime treat. Use club soda, seltzer water, or carbonated water in the delicious soda.

Use vanilla ice cream instead of the chocolate if you prefer.

The recipe makes 2 servings, but it is easily halved or doubled.


  • 1/2 cup plain milk or chocolate milk
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate syrup (We use Hershey's)
  • 4 scoops of chocolate ice cream (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups)
  • Bottle of club soda or carbonated water
  • Optional: whipped cream and maraschino cherries or chocolate shavings, for topping

Steps to Make It

  1. Divide the milk between two tall 16-ounce glasses.

  2. Add 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to each glass. Stir to blend thoroughly.

  3. Add 2 scoops of ice cream to each glass and fill with club soda or carbonated water about three-quarters of the way up the glass. 

  4. Top with whipped cream and cherry or chocolate shavings, if desired.