This Chocolate Soda recipe is likely to be the first of many vintage chocolate soda recipes on Kitchen Curio. This version hails from 1936 and is just four ingredients (milk, soda, chocolate syrup, and ice cream) that you may already have in your kitchen. A quick shake (or stir) and you are on your way to a delicious chocolate treat.

Chocolate Soda - 1936

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Vintage chocolate soda is a snap with just four ingredients in two steps.


  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ cup Carbonated water or ginger ale
  • 2 Tbs Chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup Chocolate ice cream


  • Gently stir together milk, water, and syrup.*
  • Pour into serving glass and top with ice cream. Serve immediately.


*Recommend: stir together milk and syrup first until combined, then gently stir in carbonated water until combined. 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soda, chocolate, vintage

Suggestions for Making Chocolate Soda

+ We found stirring the carbonated water reduced the bubbly, soda like consistency. We recommend mixing the milk and chocolate syrup first until well-combine, then gently stir in the carbonated water.

+ Garnish with a drizzle of extra chocolate syrup, chocolate sprinkles, and/or a maraschino cherry.

+ This recipe perfectly fits an old fashion, 12oz fountain glass. If you are using a pint glass (16oz) or a large fountain glass, we recommend doubling the recipe.


Adapted from a recipe appearing in Baker’s Famous Chocolate Recipes (1936, 1st Edition).

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