The U.S. Postal Service has announced a new set of ice cream-themed stamps that look good enough to eat. Designed by Ethel Kessler with illustrations by Nancy Stahl, they feature five classic soda fountain treats that are sure to inspire appetites. You’re probably familiar with most of them, but here’s a run down:
Double-Scoop Ice Cream Cone:
You guessed it—this is a classic, cone-shaped pastry stacked with two scoops of ice cream.
Oddly enough, this contains neither eggs nor cream. It’s a classic beverage consisting of milk, carbonated water, and chocolate syrup.
Variations of this classic dessert are a dime a dozen, but it’s traditionally made with a split banana, ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, nuts, and cherries.
Root Beer Float:
A simple but stand-alone treat consisting of ice cream in root beer.
Hot Fudge Sundae:
Again, variations of this treat are endless, but it’s typically made with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, nuts, sprinkles, and a cherry on top.
Why the emphasis on soda fountain treats? According to USPS, soda fountains were important gathering places in U.S. history, especially when Prohibition banned alcohol sales. During World War II, soda fountains popped up at military bases in the U.S. and abroad, because drinking a soda or indulging in a sundae reminded soldiers of simple pleasures at home. Today soda fountain culture lives on in homes, restaurants, and frozen treat operations.
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