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Basic Soda Fountain Recipes

Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Cola

Traditional flavors of soda fountain colas are cherry, chocolate and vanilla. Pour a can (12oz) of your favorite cola in a large glass, add 1oz of syrup, stir, top with ice. You have just made an Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Cola right in your own kitchen.

Try other flavors or use lemon-lime soda, too. Fruit flavors go great with lemon-lime soda.

Mix 1/2oz each of cherry & chocolate in 12oz cola for cherry chocolate coke, cherry & vanilla makes cherry cream coke, chocolate & vanilla make chocolate cream coke.

Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Sodas

The soda fountain soda is simple and easy to make. It is composed of syrup and seltzer (which is just carbonated water from a soda siphon, seltzer bottle, SodaStream carbonater or bottles from the grocery store). Some of the most popular flavors are cola, cherry, chocolate, root beer and strawberry. Put 2 oz of syrup in a glass, top with 10 oz carbonated water, add ice, and you have a 12 oz old fashioned soda fountain soda.

Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Phosphate

The Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Phosphate is made like a soda fountain soda, 2 oz syrup plus 10 oz seltzer for a 12 oz soda. The secret ingredient is you add a couple of dashes of acid phosphate and you have the famous Soda Fountain Phosphate. The acid phosphate adds a dry tartness which enhances the other flavors.

Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Ice Cream Sodas

Favorite flavors for old fashioned soda fountain sodas are cola, root beer, cherry, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. Of course, your favorite flavor would work fine. Put 2 oz of syrup in a large glass, fill about half full with seltzer or club soda and stir vigorously. Add 1 or 2 scoops vanilla ice cream and watch the foaming begin. If there is any room left, fill to top with seltzer for a bigger foamy head. Enjoy!


Egg Cream

The egg cream is a New York tradition. Ironically, it doesn’t have any egg or cream in it. Even so, it’s still a soda fountain favorite. Put 3oz of chocolate syrup in a large glass. Fill half full with milk and stir. Top with seltzer from a seltzer bottle for that frothy real 'cream' head or use club soda.

Black Cow

The Black Cow is a variation on soda fountain soda. It uses root beer instead of seltzer. Put 3oz of chocolate syrup in a large glass, fill half full with root beer and stir well. Add 1 or 2 scoops vanilla ice cream. Fill with more root beer. A connoisseur's delight.

Banana Split

  • Peel a banana and cut in half lengthwise
  • Lay the 2 halves in our Banana Split Dish
  • Arrange 1 scoop each of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream down the length of the banana
  • Drizzle chocolate sauce, butterscotch sauce and strawberry sauce over the ice cream
  • Top each scoop of ice cream with a mound of whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle with chopped peanuts
  • Add a maraschino cherry to each mound of whipped cream
    You have the perfect soda fountain banana split. For the best and freshest whipped cream for you banana split, click here to get one of our cream whippers.


    White Cow or Vanilla Milk Shake


  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tbls vanilla extract (or 2 oz Vanilla Syrup)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


    Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

    • Syrup amounts in the recipes are guidelines. Adjust the amount of syrup to suit your taste.
    • Please use caution when mixing syrups. Syrup may stain skin and fabric.
    • One tablespoon equals 1/2 fluid ounce.
    • Two tablespoons = 1oz.
    • One quarter cup = 2oz.
    Click here for directions on making syrup from concentrate.


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