16 Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain Treats
From a classic banana split to a creamsicle-inspired cake, sweet memories of counter service with cold confections live on in each of these tasty recipes. Recreate the magic of malts, party punches, and floats in your own home with 16 ice cream parlor treats that will keep you coming back to the freezer all season long.
Shirley Temple Ice Cream Float
Grenadine, lemon-lime soda, and vanilla ice cream combine for an unforgettably good classic. A great treat to help you cool down as temperatures rise.
This recipe doesn't contain any egg or cream — just seltzer water, chocolate syrup, and milk, creating a rich, frothy chocolate drink that is ready to serve in minutes.
Cherry Lime Ricky
An old-time soda fountain favorite with the vibrant, tart flavors of lime and cherry. All you'll need is four ingredients and a couple of minutes to stir up this sparkling beverage.
Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake
Your favorite summertime popsicle gets the cake treatment in this fun-filled recipe. Boxed orange cake mix makes it easy to whip up an ice cream and sponge dessert that will wow your friends and family.
Italian Cream Soda
Watermelon and passionfruit syrup give a wonderfully tropical flavor to this fizzy drink. Feel free to experiment with different flavors and color gradients to give your soda a personalized flair.
Gourmet Root Beer Float
"Boy does this bring back memories!" says home cook Laura. "My grandma used to make these for me and tonight it was the perfect after-dinner treat."
Neapolitan Malted Milkshake
"I made a diner-style lunch today so I thought a malt would be fun, " says reviewer Sarah Jo. "My oldest helped me make this which both he and I enjoyed." Top with a maraschino cherry for a fun finish.
Homemade Banana Split
Is there anything better than a cold, creamy banana split on a warm day? Strawberry syrup, almonds, and whipped cream adorn a sliced banana for the classic treat we all know and love.
Perfect Peanut Butter Milkshake
Blend together ice cream, milk, and peanut butter for a thick, decadent shake. Simple and seriously delicious.
Orange Sherbet Salad
A old-fashioned, jello-based dessert with incredibly tangy flavor. Sour cream, mandarin oranges, and sherbet come together to create the perfect frosty treat.
Five Ingredient Ice Cream
Five ingredients and a little freezer time is all you'll need for this mouthwatering treat. Here's your go-to base ice cream recipe that can easily be customized with mix-ins, syrups, sprinkles, and more.
Candie's Simply Great Punch
Make this crowd-pleasing punch with just 3 ingredients. Incredibly easy for lazy days when you want to sip on something sweet without lots of fuss or cleanup.
Chocolate Banana Milkshake
Frozen bananas, chocolate malt mix, and ice cream create a smooth and frosty milkshake that you're sure to love. This decadent drink is an easy, indulgent recipe to have on hand.
Sue's Hot Fudge Sauce
"Fantastic!" raves home cook Brian. "I doubled the recipe for an ice cream social and it was plenty. I made the sauce brought it to church in a crock pot and turned it on low. The hot fudge stayed warm and smooth for the whole event."
Ice Cream Cone Treats
These tiny ice cream cones are actually frosted cupcakes baked right into cones. Pour cake batter inside and let cool before frosting for a deceptively delicious presentation.
Frozen Vanilla Custard
Rich, indulgent flavor from an old-school recipe. Heavy cream, egg yolks, and sugar combine for a taste of perfectly creamy ice cream that will keep you satisfied during the warm months.