Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Boston Cooler #IceCreamSocial

A Detroit classic, Vernor's Ginger Soda blended with vanilla ice cream for a refreshing summertime treat.

Boston Cooler

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Jolene of Jolene's Recipe Journal is hosting this event and asked us to share our favorite ice cream recipes.

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Being raised in the Detroit, Michigan area, we have a ginger soda that we call Vernors.  I didn't even realize that there was actually a soda called ginger ale until I went on vacation once and ordered a Vernors. The waitress looked at me like I had two heads.  My Pops told her I wanted ginger ale and she brought me a glass.  I was sooooo disappointed.  Such is the tragedies in the life of a 6 year old.

Boston Cooler

You might wonder why they call it a Boston Cooler when it was made in Detroit.  Vernors was created by Pharmacist, James Vernor upon his return home from the civil war.  This was a happy accident that occurred when he found the syrup that he had created before he left had transformed into an entirely different drink during the 4 years he was gone.

The blending of the Vernors with ice cream is credited to Fred Sanders of Detroit based Sanders Confectionary.  Who blended the two at his soda fountain.  It is thought that the names is based on Boston Blvd. in Detroit.

Boston Cooler

Vernor's is available nationwide now but can be difficult to find outside of the Midwest.  Thank goodness for the internet and mail order.  If you have never tried Vernors you should try to find some near you and blend it up with some ice cream for a special summertime treat.

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Drinks, Desserts
Yield: 1 serving
Author: Wendy Klik
Boston Cooler

Boston Cooler

A Detroit classic, Vernor's Ginger Soda blended with vanilla ice cream for a refreshing summertime treat.
Prep time: 3 MCook time: Total time: 3 M


  • 1 single serving can of Vernors Ginger Soda
  • 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream


  1. Place ice cream and Vernors into a blender and pulse until smooth and frothy.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.
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  1. Never thought to use gingerale as the soda in a float! Sadly, we can't get Vernor's here.

    1. Keep your eyes open Jolene and if you ever see it, grab it and let me know what you think.

  2. This sounds divine - and I love the history lesson too!!

  3. That's a great story. We have Vernor's here too but we call it ginger ale, lol!

    1. I'm glad you are able to get Vernors is the best.

  4. Sounds like a yummy ice cream shake! I'm giving this a try!

  5. I'm not usually a fan of adding soda to my ice cream...but in this case...I'm a huge fan!!!


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