A Black Cow was originally made with root beer and vanilla ice cream. Now it is sometimes made with root beer and chocolate ice cream or cola and vanilla ice cream.
Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the Black Cow way back in August of 1893.
One night, as Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters that was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek, he came upon an idea. The full moon that night that was shining on the snow-capped Cow Mountain reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He hurried back to his bar and added a spoonful of the creamy vanilla goodness to the children’s favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. When he tasted it, he knew he had a hit. Sure enough, he did!
Wisner named the new creation, Black Cow Mountain but the local children shortened the name to Black Cow. –National Day Calendar
We love root beer floats… so this was a given. Usually made with vanilla ice cream and root beer soda, root beer floats have been a favorite for many years. Well, now you can have it in ice cream form.Amanda’s Cooking
Your traditional Black Cow Drink, Root Beer, Cream, Chocolate Syrup and Whipped topping. Mix them all together to come up with a melt-in-your-mouth fun drink.
Root beer floats. Cake. Root beer float cake. Totally genius. And so delicious.Brown Eyed Baker
Black Cow Cupcakes serve root beer and chocolate in one bite. I added a bit of root beer extract to the icing for an extra kick!
These turned out to be my guy’s new favorite cake. In fact, it sent him on a root beer fantasy where I put root beer in everything! Pie, fudge, ice cream and of course more cakes.Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Black Cow the easy way. Only two ingredients, will get you the taste you love.
How will you celebrate NATIONAL BLACK COW DAY? Today is the day.
Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!