Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 10:51:17 -0500 From: Heilan Yvette Grimes Subject: Re: frappes/cows >Subject: ginger ale & sherbet > >> Speaking of another delightful mixture...Does anybody else besides my neighbors >> in Chicago call a mixture of sherbet (lime or orange) and ginger ale *frappe.* >> 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. > >lynne > 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. --Yvette