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Make Your Own Soda – Recipe for a Classic Black and White


Summer is nearly upon us—finally!

Time to unpack those warm-weather clothes, hit the beach, and make the long-awaited switch to iced coffee.

Now, thanks to Make Your Own Soda, we can add crafting delicious, artisanal beverages to the mix.

Anton Nocito, founder of P&H Soda Co. in Brooklyn takes us back to a simpler time, when the seltzer man delivered to your home and enjoying a soda was a way for people of all ages to kick back and celebrate.

But soda is so much more than just cola, lemon-lime, and orange. Within the pages of Make Your Own Soda, you’ll inspired recipes like Coffee Syrup with its rich-roasted smoky smoothness; Concord Grape Syrup, which explodes in the mouth with ripe, rich fruit; and much, much more!

To get you in the mood for summer, we’re sharing a recipe for a Classic Black and White. A traditional milkshake recipe, the classic version calls for a blend of creamy vanilla ice cream and rich chocolate syrup.

Classic Black and White
Recipe from Make Your Own Soda
Makes 1 Drink

4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 scoop vanilla ice cream (use ice cream of choice or make the vanilla ice cream from Make Your Own Soda)

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the syrup. Add enough seltzer until the glass is two-thirds full, stirring briskly. Add the ice cream, then top with more seltzer, taking care that it doesn’t run over.

Chocolate Syrup:
Makes about 3 cups

2 cups water
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
1/4 vanilla bean, halved
3 tablespoons high-quality cocoa powder

In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring the water, sugar, and salt to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat. Scrape the seeds of the vanilla bean into the pan, toss in the pod. Steep for 10 minutes.

Put the cocoa powder in a large bowl. Strain the steeped liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into the cocoa and whisk until smooth. Return the mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Strain the mixture again, and then let cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.



About the Book
Make Your Own Soda
Syrup Recipes for All-Natural Pop, Floats, Cocktails, and More
Written by Anton Nocito
Category: Cooking - Beverages
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $14.99
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