Brown Cow, Black Cow or Root Beer Float?

Hansen’s Root Beer +

Soy Vanilla Ice Cream=

The perfect cool down after a warm summer day of playing hard with friends!

Will it overflow??


Then comes the clean up!

Brown Cow, Black Cow or Root Beer Float?
A root beer float is traditionally made with vanilla ice cream and root beer, but can also be made with other flavors. The definition of a black cow varies by region. For instance in some localities, a “root beer float” has strictly vanilla ice cream; a float made with root beer and chocolate ice cream is a “chocolate cow” or a “brown cow.”

Some Root Beer Float History from Wikipedia:
The origin of the name “black cow” has always been of interest to food and beverage experts and apparently dates to August of 1893 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Frank J. Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company had been producing a line of naturally flavored, naturally carbonated premium soda waters for the citizens of the then booming Cripple Creek gold mining district. He had been trying to create a special drink for the children of Cripple Creek and came up with the idea for his concoction on a moon-lit winter’s eve while staring out at his properties on Cow Mountain. The full moon’s glow on the snow capped Cow Mountain reminded him of a big dollop of vanilla ice cream floating on top of his blackened Cow Mountain. As he told the story later, he was inspired by this view to hurry back to his bar and add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream to the one soda water he produced that the children of Cripple Creek seemed to like best – Myers Avenue Red root beer – and served it the very next day to a horde of thirsty youngsters. It was an instant hit. And while Mr. Wisner couldn’t quite come up with the right name, the children had no problem christening it a “black cow” in homage to the rich, dark color of their favorite soft drink from Mr. Wisner (Myers Avenue Red root beer) and Frank’s famous claims on Cow Mountain. Mr. Wisner was known to say many times in his later years that if he had a nickel for every time someone ordered a black cow, he’d have been a rich man.