Saturday, August 19, 2006


Mmmm spiders!

A few days ago Christopher came to me excited about a 'new' recipe he'd discovered. It only took me a moment to realise he was talking about an old childhood favourite. My Dad used to make us spiders for a treat. For the uninitiated, it's just a scoop of icecream in your favourite soft drink (pop, soda, whatever you call it in your corner of the planet). Watch it fizz and use your tongue to catch the inevitable overflow! I love using creaming soda (vanilla flavoured), because it goes so well with icecream, though I do concede that lime and orange flavoured drinks are really nice too.


Please ignore the crumbs on my kitchen bench! They seem so much larger on the computer screen than they did in real life! I swear I do wipe my benches regularly ;)

5 comments:

Tanya said...

Spiders remind me of my childhood too. We usually made them with lemonade (7UP or sprite to the North Americans) some cordial and lots of icecream. I haven't had one of them in years. Yum!!

xsquared said...

We call them "floats" here - but usually they are just vanilla ice cream in either Coke or Root Beer. I'm partial to the Root Beer Floats :) I'll have to try them with different kinds of soda!

Tammy said...

Spiders...that's an interesting name for them! :) Like xsquared, I've always called them floats. Also, we call them "Purple Cow" if it's ice cream in grape juice!

Vicki said...

Mmm, you just reminded me of the rootbeer floats that I used to have as a kid. I'm thinking I need to go out an get me some ice cream now and make one. =)

Daisys Child said...

Cream Soda and ice cream! A lovely memory from my youth! I tried it with my granddaughters recently and was badly told off by their Mum. I'm not sure whether it was the mess or the sugar/fat content she was worried about but it will stil remain a treat when they are with me.