Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 10:51:17 -0500

From: Heilan Yvette Grimes HEP2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: frappes/cows

Subject: ginger ale & sherbet

Speaking of another delightful mixture...Does anybody else besides my


in Chicago call a mixture of sherbet (lime or orange) and ginger ale


Pronounced frap?

i never had g. ale w/ sherbet, but we used to make ginger ale floats

with ice cream and my mom told us they were called "boston coolers"

(upstate n.y.). maybe it was supposed to be sherbet.


There was a variation on the "boston cooler" in Southern Ohio, but they were

called cows. There were several variations. We would put a couple of scoops

of icecream in a glass and then pour in Coca Cola (to make a black cow),

rootbeer (to make a brown cow), or Barq's Creme soda (to make a red cow). I

have no idea why they were called cows. By the way, the Barq's Creme soda

tasted the best.