Yesterday was National Ice Cream Soda day and so I decided that it was the perfect time to make myself one. Now, I do not drink soda mind you so I am not sure where the impulse came from. Maybe it was the hot weather, but whatever the case I wanted to make something other than a rootbeer float. I actually haven't drank any pop (as we call soda in the midwest) since I was in highschool and it was kind of a no no on the sports teams I was on. I tried a sip in college and thought it was way too sweet.
As far as the ice cream went, I had made some lavender vanilla bean ice cream this week and I thought it would be wonderful with the berries in the soda!
As it turned out, it was the best ice cream soda I have ever had! Better than a root beer float. Bubbly with sweet berries and cool vanilla scented ice cream laced with lavender...perfect for a 90 degree humid day! It was an adult ice cream soda, and I have a feeling you would love it as well! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
Berries and Lavender Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Soda
1/3 cup mixed organic berries
2 tsp agave nectar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
lavender vanilla bean ice cream (or vanilla ice cream if you prefer)
Puree the berries, agave nectar and vanilla together. Pour into the bottom of a large tall glass. Scoop about 3 scoops of the lavender vanilla bean ice cream into the glass, and pour the sparkling water over to almost the top of the glass. Stir with a spoon, and enjoy!