When the Coons family makes a summer trip to Dairy Queen, Betony will often ask for an “old fashioned soda.” Most of the time this is met with a blank stare that begs explanation. But every once in a while a seasoned employee smiles and nods.
It’s what Betony’s grandfather, a great man affectionately called “Daddy” (short for Daddy Goose), would order. In the treat’s simple ingredients it’s easy to be nostalgic- for a time not overcomplicated with rich flavors and too much sugar- when going to DQ actually was a rare, special event.
It’s surprising just how good that simplicity tastes.
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 cup vanilla ice cream ( or 1 large scoop)
club soda (cold) or seltzer water ( cold)
canned whipped cream
Pour the milk into one tall 16-ounce glass.
Stir in syrup. Add in ice cream and enough
soda water or seltzer to fill almost to top of glass.
Top with whipped cream and a cherry.
Serve with a long spoon and a big straw.