Yes, it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, but to do so would be wasteful of an egg. Better to make a Coke float.
While there is gentle disagreement in my family as to whether the ice cream goes into the glass first and is topped with Coke or Coke is poured into the glass and the ice cream follows, what’s not up for discussion is a Coke float is drunk from a chilled tumbler that is all dressed up in a Glass Jacket.
A Glass Jacket is something I discovered in one of my collectable books, Golden Treasury of Needlecraft. A postwar publication, it’s a gathering of over two hundred things for the homemaker to crochet, knit, sew, and embroider for herself, her children, her home, her husband or “…as gifts to give to those you love.” I don’t crochet beyond the simplest chain stitch, but if I could crochet, I would spend my time making these Glass Jackets:
Instead, I discovered a baggie of multi-colored crochet Glass Jackets at a thrift store: I used to dress up my dolls. Then I dressed up my babies. I never dressed up the dog. However, I do accessorize drink glasses with the occasional little umbrella, marachino cherry, and a little Jacket. Sweet.
How to Make a Coke Float
Scoop vanilla ice cream into a glass. Pour cold Coke over the ice cream. Serve with a tall handled spoon and a straw.