The Fountain on Locust's orange ice cream soda

Orange soda and vanilla ice cream make up the Fountain on Locust's delish Orange Ice Cream Soda. Fresh soda is key, and it's fun and easy to brew up your own at home (see recipe below).

"[The soda] is pure and clean, with no additives, chemicals or corn syrup," says owner Joy Christensen. "We make it fresh by the glass each time."

Phosphate Soda

This recipe is part of April's Soda Fountain Favorites feature.

  • 4 cups fruit (berries work especially well)
  • white cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ cups cold sparkling water (do not use club soda or tonic water)

| Preparation | Place fruit in a small sauce pan and cover with tap water. Bring to a boil. Boil uncovered for 5 minutes. Squeeze the juice through cheesecloth into another small sauce pan. For every cup of juice remaining, add 1 cup of sugar to the pot. Bring juice and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon juice. Reduce heat to a gentle boil and cook for 10 minutes. Let cool. Use 2 Tbsp syrup per 12 oz of sparkling water. To mix, place about 1 inch of sparkling water in a glass, add the syrup, stir and then add the rest of the water without stirring.

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