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basic black cow (otherwise known as coke float)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I was introduced to these as a very young child and have always loved them. These days I seldom think of making them, but when I do--wow, what a treat! My black cow is made with Coke--not Pepsi, not root beer. Coca Cola, because it has just the right amount of fizz. Photo by:

(1 rating)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For basic black cow (otherwise known as coke float)

  • 1
    very tall glass
  • 8 to 10 oz
    coca cola
  • 3 or 4 scoop
    vanilla ice cream

How To Make basic black cow (otherwise known as coke float)

  • 1
    In a tall glass place three or four scoops ice cream, one at a time, alternating with pouring Coke over each scoop. Place a scoop of ice cream, pour a little Coke over it, and repeat until glass is full.
  • 2
    Be sure the Coke has been refrigerated and is very cold. This will make little ice crystals on the ice cream and make it all the more yummy! Enjoy!