Soda Jerks: Soda jerks (the mixologists of that age) created all kinds of concoctions. A favorite was adding vanilla ice cream and orange syrup to soda water – the orange cream soda! Or take seltzer and add milk and chocolate syrup and you’ve got the egg cream! Homemade syrups made from sugary and/or fruity ingredients were mixed with cream and carbonated soda to make a myriad of variations on the theme.
Incidentally, it all started when the first recipe for a cream soda was published in the United States in 1852. The original recipe called for cream of tartar, Epsom salts, sugar, tartaric acid, egg, milk, and carbonated water. Today, you can enjoy a wide variety of cream sodas, and Frostop still makes them, just like we did when we started our Frostop Stands almost a century ago.