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Black Cow

Black Cow
This classic ice float is pure nostalgia for the true ice cream parlor lover. Root beer makes the cow black, cola makes her brown.
Elsa Petersen-Schepelern

Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins
1 servings
494 kcal



  • Drizzle the chocolate sauce or syrup into the bottom of a large ice cream soda or pint glass. Add half of the root beer and mix well with a long spoon.
  • Add 1 scoop of ice cream, then top off the glass with the remaining root beer. Traditionally, the remaining scoop of ice cream is balanced on the rim of the glass—press it down firmly so it doesn’t plop into the table or swan dive into the float—although you could just plunk it in the root beer.


Brown Cow

Substitute cola for the root beer.