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Dec 1, 2007 11:27 PM

Putting milk/cream into soda?

I saw someone add a coffee creamer to their glass of coke the other day and I was slightly taken aback. Has anyone ever tried or seen this before? I can't seem to comprehend what it would taste like. I think I'll eventually try it (I'm not a big fan of soda..) but for now, I'm curious as to what is so special about it and what it tastes like?

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  1. Just imagine a coke float or a root beer float where you don't actually eat the ice cream but just let it melt and drink it up. The soda gets a nice foam at the top (like you would with a NY egg cream- an underrated beverage) and sometimes you can taste a nice creaminess. I find cream to be too rich and sometimes drink those Laverne and Shirley Pepsi and milk. Just remember to add the dairy first and then the soda or else it gets all weird and coagulated.

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    1. re: digkv

      When I was a kid I often drank milk and Pepsi due to Laverne's love for the combination. My mother was horrified, until she tried it. It is surpisingly good.

      1. re: kkak97

        Ha! So did I. I haven't tried that in years, but then I haven't had Pepsi in years.

    2. It's good... tastes like your favorite soda, just creamier. There's a Japanese/Italian place close to my residence that has Milky Pepsi on the menu, which is half and half milk and Pepsi, served over ice with (if my memory serves me correctly) the milk floating on top of the Pepsi.

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      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        The addition of milk or cream was very popular during the days of soda fountains in the 50's and 60's. In the New York Metropolitan area there used to be a small soda company named No Cal, which offered Coffee and Chocolate sodas which were very popular, especially in Country Clubs. Dairy was added to these sodas always, sometimes to Coca Cola or Pepsi as well.

        More recently, at my Country Club, a favorite middle round drink at the Halfway House is to combine either Chocolate Cow or Yoo-Hoo chocolate drinks with a Cream or Vanilla soda to make an Egg Cream of sorts.

      2. Yep, those are tasty. Also,try this concoction- a glass of ice, half OJ and half club soda, add a little bit of cream or half and half, and vanilla syrup, if you have it. Very delicious!

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        1. re: sweetmaggie

          Oooo! I can see myself slurping that down all the time -- like a creamsicle!

          1. re: foxy fairy

            almost like the original Orange Julius

            1. re: jfood

              I thought about Orange Julius too. On the few occasions I find myself in a mall, I want an OJ, even though they're outrageously expensive. Last night, after reading this thread, I immediately poured myself the oj and seltzer over ice, topped with cream, as everyone else in the house eyed my creation without comment. I slurped it down heartily (WOW-- refreshing and delicious, I like how the cream softens each sip) and finally my mom said. "Hmm. That looks interesting. What IS that???"

              I used heavy cream which I usually don't have around but I'm so glad I had it last night. WOW. I don't drink alcohol, so I'm always on the lookout for festive non-alc drinks. Thanks for the ideas :)

        2. Sounds like an egg cream to me. Milk, seltzer, chocolate syrup.

          1. The dairy/soda concept is seen in egg creams, ice cream sodas. Personally, I think it's just not right -- however, I know a lot of people who love it.

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            1. re: Miss Needle

              Miss Needle, please explain "Personally, I think it's just not right."

              1. re: maria lorraine

                It's sort of like going to Wendy's and wondering why your friends dip their fries in the Frosty... it can be difficult for some to even consider combining the two, never mind how much other people may go loony for the combination.

                1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                  I feel that there is such a dichotomy between the creaminess of dairy and the light, exuberant effervescence of soda.There is no harmony. Sometimes you can get two disparate ingredients and create harmony and it works, but not in this case (IMO). As sick as some people may think it is, I actually can see going to Wendy's and dipping fries in the Frosty as I used to dip my McDonald's fries in my milkshake when I was younger.

                  1. re: Miss Needle

                    Thank you for explaining! Your comment about the textural difference between the creaminess and the bubbles is interesting.