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June 20 - Ice Cream Soda Day

Hello, dessert enthusiasts and lovers of sweet treats! Today, we celebrate a classic and refreshing delight—it's Ice Cream Soda Day! Observed on June 20th, this day is dedicated to the fizzy, creamy, and utterly delicious combination of ice cream and soda. Whether you’re a fan of traditional flavors or enjoy experimenting with new ones, Ice Cream Soda Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in this timeless treat.

The Origins of Ice Cream Soda

The ice cream soda, also known as a float, has been a favorite since the late 19th century. Legend has it that Robert M. Green invented the ice cream soda in Philadelphia in 1874 when he ran out of cream for his soda and used vanilla ice cream instead. The result was an instant hit, and the ice cream soda quickly became a staple in soda fountains and diners across the country.

How to Celebrate Ice Cream Soda Day

Here are some fun and tasty ways to celebrate Ice Cream Soda Day:

1. Make a Classic Ice Cream Soda: The traditional ice cream soda is simple to make. Choose your favorite soda (root beer, cola, or a fruit-flavored soda), pour it into a tall glass, and add a generous scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream. Watch the fizzing magic happen and enjoy!

2. Try New Flavor Combinations: Experiment with different ice cream and soda combinations. Some delicious pairings include chocolate ice cream with cherry soda, strawberry ice cream with lemon-lime soda, or mint chocolate chip ice cream with ginger ale. The possibilities are endless!

3. Host an Ice Cream Soda Party: Invite friends and family over for an ice cream soda party. Set up a soda bar with various sodas, ice cream flavors, and toppings like whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries. Let everyone mix and match to create their perfect ice cream soda.

4. Visit a Local Ice Cream Parlor: Support a local ice cream parlor or diner by ordering an ice cream soda. Many places still serve this nostalgic treat, and enjoying it in a classic setting can add to the experience.

5. Create a Gourmet Ice Cream Soda: Elevate your ice cream soda by using artisanal sodas and premium ice cream. Consider adding extras like flavored syrups, fresh fruit, or a splash of cream for an indulgent twist.

6. Share the Fun on Social Media: Share your ice cream soda creations on social media using hashtags like #IceCreamSodaDay. Inspire others to join in the celebration and discover new flavor combinations.

7. Learn the History: Spend some time reading about the history of ice cream sodas and soda fountains. Understanding the origins of this treat can deepen your appreciation for its nostalgic charm.

8. Make It a Family Activity: Get the kids involved in making ice cream sodas. It’s a fun and interactive way to spend time together and create delicious memories.

9. Enjoy an Ice Cream Soda Float: Take your ice cream soda experience to the next level by adding a float component. Serve your ice cream soda in a tall glass with a straw and a spoon, and top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.

10. Donate to a Charity: Use Ice Cream Soda Day as an opportunity to give back. Host a small fundraiser or charity event centered around making and selling ice cream sodas, and donate the proceeds to a local charity or community project.


Ice Cream Soda Day is a celebration of a delightful and nostalgic treat that brings joy to people of all ages. It’s a day to indulge in the fizzy, creamy goodness of ice cream sodas, try new flavors, and share the fun with friends and family. Whether you’re sticking to the classics or creating gourmet combinations, today is all about enjoying this sweet and refreshing dessert.

Here’s to a day filled with fizzy, creamy, and delicious fun. Happy Ice Cream Soda Day, everyone! 🍦🥤✨

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