National Black Cow Day | Brown Cow – The Foodie Patootie

National Black Cow Day | Brown Cow

How now, Brown Cow?

I remember hearing this saying somewhere, somehow. I forget what it’s for, but I think it has to do with speech and annunciation.

Today is National Black Cow Day, which is another name for a Root Beer Float, but there is also National Root Beer Float Day coming up so I decided to take the black cow and make it brown with Coca-Cola.

National Black Cow Day | Brown Cow

To me, a Coke Float reigns supreme, and even though I like the taste of root beer, it just doesn’t give me the same wonderfully nostalgic feeling when mixed with ice cream like Coke does.

You’ll be privy to a delicious and beautiful Black Cow on August 6, but for now, a Brown Cow is what’s on the menu. Plus, I had some coke left over from a baby shower I co-hosted so making a Brown Cow was so much simpler than making a Black Cow (no additional grocery shopping).

Enjoy, and bask in the heat of the summer!

National Black Cow Day | Brown Cow

Brown Cow


  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 can Coca-Cola
  • Toppings of your choice (I picked macadamia nuts and marshmallows)


  1. Scoop the ice cream into your glass. Pour soda over the ice cream and finish off with your choice of toppings.

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