Saturday, May 1, 2010

update: spiders

I believe I've mentioned Australia spiders before, but never from personal experience. Well, ladies and gentlemen, here's the moment you've all been waiting for: the Australian spider! Isn't it lovely? Isn't it gorgeous? Isn't it just like a root beer float, you ask, loudly demanding your money back? Well, yes. Yes, it is, actually. Amazingly like a root beer float except for the fact it's made with coke and called a spider. Or, in this particular cafe, a Mickey Mouse. Go figure. I don't really care -- it tastes good. Although if I were to issue a complaint, it would be the ice. Why do you need ice in a root --er, spider? It was shaved into large chunks and clung to the ice cream, thus rendering it entirely icier than even ice cream needed to be. But never mind. My advice for the next time you find yourself fed an overly iced spider (there's a sentence I don't get to write every day!) is to simply wait and let the ice cream melt a bit. And keep spinning the globe of ice cream. And all will soon be well. Except of course the spider, which presumably will be dead.

4 comments:

Garry with 2 Rs said...

I'm with you on this one. The ice is definitely superfluous - some would argue detractive - to the spider recipe. It really is as simple as filling a large glass two thirds of the way with soft drink (doesn't have to be coke, btw. there's great fun to be had experimenting with different colours of fanta) and then dump in a scoop or so of icecream.

Regina said...

This makes me think of our band days and Mr. Snyder always using the example of how a drop of milk could ruin a glass a coke, and we were all like, "what, no it wouldn't"

Mom said...

I still don't get why they are called spiders, though.

Laetitia :-) said...

Mom - don't worry, nor do we. But if you want an equivalent of the flavour of the coke version but don't want the ice-cream (I'm with Garry on the ice btw) drink vanilla coke, which I assume you have over there.