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Homemade Chocolate Filled Ice Cream Soda Recipe

Our old fashioned Ice Cream Soda begins with simple quick and easy homemade chocolate recipe and ends with a delightful spoonful in your mouth! Perfect addition to your summer soiree or birthday party.

Chocolate Ice Cream Soda in a tall glass with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips and a cherry on top sitting on a table next to a red cloth with a long spoon next to it
A tall chilled glass of Old Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Soda

What is an Ice Cream Soda exactly? Besides a delicious summer treat it’s a simple mixture of ice cream with soda of some sort usually topped with whipped cream and a cherry!

Typically when made with root beer or a cola we call it an ice cream float rather than an ice cream soda. Don’t ask me why, I just follow protocol and enjoy making this ice cream treat for my family!

Video and Printable recipe below

Coke floats in stemmed glasses on a tray with popcorn in a bowl and M&M candies also in a bowl. The tray is sitting next to a sofa with red Christmas blankets

Ice cream treats are not just for summer! Hubby and I created ourselves a cozy little movie party on the sofa together a while back. We treated ourselves to these Coke floats which are even easier to make if you can believe that.


Two Mason Jar glasses filled with Chocolate Ice Cream Sodas with candy sprinkles and red and white strip straws sitting on a dark table with a white wall in the background

Where should we begin. Can you just see a cute little ice cream bar at your next party? The tall soda glasses are all lined up next to a buffet of ice cream toppings and mix-ins! Colorful paper straws and long handled spoons just await your guests excitement!

Fill a small colorful tub with ice and pack in all the topping flavors in those handy bottles from the grocery store. NOTE: I am giving you a super simple recipe to make our Chocolate version but if you need to cheat, I get it!


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Masons jars filled with ice cream sodas in different flavors with straws on a white background


Make your Ice Cream buffet as fancy or simple as you like. These are a few suggestions for ingredients.

  • Strawberry Syrup
  • Butterscotch Syrup
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Mini Butterscotch Chips
  • Mint Chocolate Chips
  • Crushed peppermint candy
  • Candy sprinkles
  • Shaved chocolate
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Strawberries
  • Any fruit
Chocolate Ice Cream Soda in a tall glass with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips and a cherry on top sitting on a table next to a red cloth with a long spoon next to it

Homemade Chocolate Drizzled Ice Cream Soda Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • ½ Cup water
  • ½ Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 Cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp real Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Cup Club soda
  • 3 Cup Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Mini-Chocolate chips
  • Maraschino cherries with stems



Combine the water, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

Whisk vigorously while heating until the sugar is dissolved and the cocoa powder is thoroughly incorporated into the mixture, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat.


Add a large spoonful of chocolate syrup to each serving glass and top with enough
club soda to fill each glass halfway.

Top each ice cream soda with a generous amount of whipped cream then sprinkle with mini-chocolate chips.

Finally top them off with a maraschino cherry.

Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 1091Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 29gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 89mgSodium 312mgCarbohydrates 162gFiber 9gSugar 141gProtein 13g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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