Back in the day there was a Sanders ice cream parlor on the main street of my town, and a big day was when I got to go there and order a Detroit Cooler–Vernors and ice cream. Vernors was one of the first soft drinks in the US, of course we locals call it “pop”.
This weekend I woke up with a very sore throat, and along with sore throat lozenges and honeyed tea, and I remembered that my mom always gave me ginger ale for a sore throat. We had some vanilla ice cream in the freezer and tah-dah! A Detroit Cooler, cold and fizzy and sweet. Mmmmmm.