Vanilla Spiders

Oscar eating his vanilla spider

Oscar and I have just had a little holiday with his Nana and Pa in Shepparton, where it was 35 degrees plus all week.  After a trip to the Kids Town playground one afternoon we all needed something to cool us down.  Rather than just ice cream I made Oscar a spider (also called floats or  ice cream sodas).   I used just vanilla ice cream and lemonade, but if lemonade isn’t tolerated it can be made with ‘Magic Cordial’ (see recipe below) mixed with mineral water or soda water.  Great as a special treat or for special occasions, such as birthday parties.