Boston Cooler

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  • Published Sep 2nd
  • Ready In5m
  • Servings2
  • Calories124
Despite the name, the Boston Cooler is a Detroit original. To be properly enjoyed, you must use Vernor's as your ginger ale. However, as it's not readily available in all markets, substitute other brands if you must.

Boston Cooler Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Boston Cooler for 2 servings:

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle ginger ale
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream

Boston Cooler Cooking Instructions

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  • Cook-
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To cook Boston Cooler, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Boston Cooler easily:

  1. 1 Combine the ginger ale and ice cream in a blender; blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 124 calories; 3.5 grams of fat; 22.5 grams of carbohydrates; 1.1 gram of protein; 14 milligrams of cholesterol; 46 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 4th 2018

    I just put the ice cream in a glass and poured the ginger ale over it, ice cream soda style! I like both ingredients, but really never thought about putting them together. Very refreshing, a ...

  2. Feb 11th 2015

    Couldn't find Vernor's, so made it with ginger beer. Awesome!!

  3. Dec 23rd 2013

    I've been making these for more than 45 years, and I still consider these a mind blowing treat. To the reviewer who likened it to a "foamy melted milkshake", add a scoop, or two, more icecr ...

  4. Dec 22nd 2012

    Forget the blender and serve with a straw and a spoon. Lucious stuff and SO refreshing. A cherry on top is gilding the lily, but kinda fun.

  5. Nov 22nd 2011

    It tastes like a creamsicle...ginger style!

  6. Feb 15th 2011

    I used to love Boston coolers when I was a kid. I lived in MI, but they were popular there. I think I might try adding a pic later. Either way, we used to scoop the ice cream and then add th ...

  7. Nov 16th 2010

    My mom took me for Boston Cooler's at Woolworth's at their soda fountain. It was the best! Vernor's was aged for seven years in oak barrels back then. None of the websites for the real Bosto ...

  8. Feb 1st 2010

    Nothing in the world beats this Detroit treat! Unfortunately, Vernors gingerale has COMPLETELY changed their recipe, but it still beats any other gingerale out there.

  9. Apr 26th 2009

    I loved these as a kid in Detroit at the fountain counter at SandersIce Cream stores and i STILL love them!