The ice cream soda (a.k.a the ice cream float) was invented in Philadelphia in the late 19th century by Robert Green. Mr. Green operated a soda shop in Philly and used carbonated water, syrup and cream to make his tasty treats. Legend has it, Green ran out of cream on day and instead used ice cream. Soon thereafter, his daily earnings soared from $6 to $600.
P.S. – Stay tuned, our weekly “Taste of Lancaster County” entry will be posted tomorrow!