Magazine article Sunset

Cool Comfort: Shake, Blend, and Pour Your Way to Soda-Fountain Contentment

Magazine article Sunset

Cool Comfort: Shake, Blend, and Pour Your Way to Soda-Fountain Contentment

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The feeling that comes from sipping something cold, sweet, and thick enough to stand a straw in is one of summer's meltingly ephemeral pleasures, meant to be seized whenever inspiration strikes. These creamy frozen drinks--from a frothy raspberry soda to a grown-up grasshopper milkshake spiked with creme de menthe-- will transport you back to an old-fashioned soda fountain. Guileless and utterly soothing, these drinks are a snap to make whenever you want an instant fix of childhood memories.

Raspberry Cream Soda

Pour 1/4 cup raspberry syrup (such as Torani) into a chilled tall glass (at least 16 oz.). Add 2 scoops vanilla ice cream and slowly pour in 8 ounces club soda. Makes about 1 1/2 cups; 1 serving.

Per serving: 333 cal., 20% (66 cal.) from fat; 2.3 g protein; 7.3 g fat (4.5 g sat.); 68 g carbo (0 g fiber); 103 mg sodium; 29 mg chol. …

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