Monday, July 28, 2014


Today I am taking you beyond the rootbeer float....back in time... to the old-fashioned soda and ice cream bar at the drugstore on the corner.  Few of these gems still exist. We had one in a small city I lived in in the South a few years ago. But, when the owner died, so did the business, along with the beautiful curved bar with chrome details. 

I didn't live in the era of the soda fountain. I'm too young. If you did, or if one still exists in your town, I'd love to hear about some of the drink combos and their names.  

Having a float bar was fun summer activity for our family. Everyone was excited to try out their own concoctions.  Below are a few that we especially enjoyed. Some of the names are borrowed from actual soda fountain drinks; others are our own invention. :)

This is extremely refreshing. One of those drinks that will always sound good. 

Creamy. Fizzy. Yummy.

An old classic. Oldie but goody.

My dad introduced this one to me as a kid. It is also yummy with grape juice. Seriously yummy.

The name says it all. 

This was a creative idea we concocted, and it was DELICIOUS.  
Different than it's reverse, but just as tasty. 

Chocolate ice cream in a float? Can it be so?  Yes, it can. 
My chocolate-loving daughter especially loved this one. 

The possibilities are endless. So many sodas, so many ice creams and sherbets!  Invite some friends, pull out the mason jars and straws, and it's a FLOAT BAR PARTY!  

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  1. What a great idea! They all look delicious. Thanks for sharing this at the #saygdayparty. I just pinned this to the Say G'day Saturday board.

    The party is in full swing now so if you haven't had a chance to visit some the links please do stop by and have a look!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha in Oz

    1. Thank you for hosting a great party and for the pin. I will look forward to saying g'day again next week. ;)

  2. Ah, you take me back to my childhood. I remember that my dad used to make lemonade and ice cream as "spiders" and we loved them. In fact, I'm sure i would still love it!

    Great experimentation of flavours!!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

    1. Ooooh, a "spider" sounds like a delicious treat! We'll have to try that one out soon! Thanks for a great party!

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  4. Hi there! Wanted to stop by and let you know that this will be FEATURED on our party tonight!!
    I've pinned it to our Feature Board. Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

    Have a great day!

    1. Thank you! I am excited to have this post featured! looking forward to it!