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Wednesday's Unscientific Survey [20150603|15:31]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[Keiki and me in our hotel room after a visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C. Please note awesome new hoodie (grey, zip-up, with "Blackbird SR-71" embroidered on it).]

Keiki and I returned yesterday from a four-day trip to the States, during which I ate and drank All The [American] Things. It occurred to me, during my third root beer* float, that I have a very specific way of consuming a float. First, I use the long spoon (there must always be a long spoon) to eat the foam created by the initial contact between the ice cream and the root beer. Then I use the long spoon to poke the scoop of ice cream around, scraping off the bits that are melting into the root beer. When I'm finally bored of that, I stir the remaining ice cream into the root beer until it's well blended. Only then do I drink it through the straw (there must always be a straw).

So now I want to know, how do YOU consume your ice cream soda?

* Root beer, for UK persons who have not had the pleasure, is a bit like dandelion & burdock. Except sweeter, of course.

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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2015-06-03 15:19 (UTC)
As frequently as the diet allows.

Check no one is looking.
Lean in, lick off the foam, slurping if necessary.
Spoon off the thick layer at the top.
Prod the ice cream to create, more thick layer, spoon, and repeat.

Desperately try and get that half a cubic centimetre of stuff out from the bottom of the glass. Its always there, teasing you that it is THE tastiest bit of the drink and YOU_CANT_GET_IT even with a straw.

BTW, root beer is vile and should never be permitted in the UK. :P Tastes like cough mixture.
I like to use ice cream soda in an ice cream float. :) Extra vanilla

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-06-09 18:56 (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your method. It looks like fun.

Root beer doesn't taste like cough mixture to me, but most cough mixture for children in the States is cherry-flavoured (result: I loathe cherry-flavoured sodas).
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