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.
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.
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Make Your Own Soda
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Written by Anton Nocito
Category: Cooking - Beverages
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013