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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Soda or Float...what's the diff?

When was the last time you had an old-fashioned ice cream soda, aka float? Its classic recipe is soda water, flavored syrup and vanilla ice cream. When you explore different recipes of flavorable ice cream sodas some are classified as sodas, while others are recognized as floats. You will even find an ice cream soda float! Some resources even post ice cream floats made with various sodas. What's the diff?  For the ice cream soda...the ice cream is put in the glass first, then soda is poured over which could be any flavor soda (root beer, cream, orange, etc), whereas the ice cream float...the glass is (nearly) filled with soda first and a scoop of ice cream is floated on top. Whichever you prefer, just enjoy!

June 30 is another celebration of...



Oh, my! 

There is some conflict as to date on this one. One website recognizes its celebration on June 20, while another today June 30, and yet another reflects July 20. Goes to show you even the Internet can mess up the facts. After all, it is generated by human hands

Celebrate all three!

Regardless of the date, with the summer heat, the ice cream is already melting as soon as it is out of the freezer so let's give it a little boost with a splash of soda and celebrate! Ah-h-h! It is absolutely possible you missed your fill on June 20 and there is plenty of time to prepare for even another celebration in July!
 

Outstanding! You can celebrate this GREAT treat today but not on this day only! It is a terrific coolant to any summer day and with July 4th just around the corner, get patriotic!
http://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2013/06/patriotic-ice-cream-soda.html

http://www.letsdishrecipes.com/2013/06/independence-day-ice-cream-soda-bar.html

  Independence Day Ice Cream Soda Bar Ideas

Don't forget the cherry on top !