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This isn’t your Grandma’s Ice Cream Soda… It’s Better!

I remember the days of spinning on stools at the downtown soda fountain. When I ordered a Cherry Coke, they actually ADDED CHERRY SYRUP to a regular Coca Cola. Flavored Sodas were not as common as they are now and few people ever imagined any kind of ice cream float other than a root beer float. But what if you could create your own flavor of soda? Then what if you could turn that soda into an awesome ice cream float? Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?

CUPPA’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sodas are exactly what you want! First, create your own flavored soda. We have 15 Torani syrups to enjoy alone, or combine syrups for any unique flavor sensation. Your syrup choices are added to Carbonated Soda Water to create your personal flavored soda. Then choose between vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream, or even rainbow sherbert! Top it all with whipped cream and a cherry and you’ve created your own signature ice cream soda!

The beauty featured in this photo is a Red Raspberry and Peach syrup combination with Vanilla Ice Cream. I can tell you from personal experience… it is delicious! The mastermind behind this particular drink was Kate, CUPPA’s master mixologist; she loves to experiment with different flavors. Be sure to ask for her when you come into CUPPA to create your masterpiece. Then call your grandma and let her know what she is missing!


Pot Roast with Coffee Au Jus

Pot Roast
Au Jus

submitted by Lara Taylor

Gravy Ingredients:
1 package Onion Soup Mix
1 Beef Bouillon Cube
2 tsp Chopped Garlic
1 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour or Cornstarch

1/2 cup* VERY STRONG Brewed Coffee (or 2 shots of Espresso)
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Red Wine (optional*)

*If Red Wine is omitted, use 3/4 cup of Brewed Coffee instead of 1/2 cup

Prep Ingredients:
4 whole cloves of Garlic
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour or Cornstarch
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Pot Roast and Vegetables:
2-3 lb. Chuck Roast or similar roast
1 lb. Carrots, cut to your liking
1 lb. small Potatoes
6-8 Baby Portabella Mushrooms, (optional)
2-3 stalks of Celery
1 medium Onion, sliced in strips

Dutch Oven or Large Glass Baking Dish

Preheat Oven to 325 degrees.

The Gravy:
In a small saucepan, combine the water, coffee, red wine, chopped garlic and onion soup mix. Bring to a boil. Then add the Bouillon Cube and 1 Tbsp of flour. Whisk to dissolve both. Lower to a simmer.

Sear The Roast:
Add Olive Oil to skillet and heat to medium-high. Cut 4 slits in roast and place one clove of garlic in each slit. Salt and Pepper the roast. Place flour in a pie dish and place roast in it. Cover the roast in the flour. Place the roast in the skillet. You will give each side of the roast about 2-3 minutes to sear the crust onto the roast.

Prepare the Cookware:
Place the roast in the dutch oven. Place your carrots, celery, and mushrooms around the sides of the roast. Place your potatoes on top of the other vegetables. Place your sliced onions on top of the roast. Pour the soup mixture over the roast.

Cook for 3 hours.
Let rest for 10 minutes before carving.

TIP: The Au Jus can be used as the liquid in a roux-based gravy.

The CUPPA Rewards Card

The CUPPA Rewards Card is your tool for Great Savings and Specials!

The CUPPA Rewards Card is loaded with features which enable us to reward you more! The CUPPA Rewards Card is a reloadable card that you use to purchase items at CUPPA. In a lot of ways, it works like a Walmart Card or a Starbucks Card. You add money onto your card then use your card to purchase items at CUPPA. By using your CUPPA Rewards Card to for all of your purchases, you will be rewarded in different ways.


First, you “load” money onto your CUPPA Rewards Card. To “load” the card means to use cash or credit/debit to add funds to your card while at CUPPA. You can add any amount to the card. The card is “reloadable,” so you can add funds to it and use it again and again.

Second, pay for your purchase at CUPPA with your CUPPA Rewards Card. It’s that simple! You will automatically qualify for whatever special we are running just by using your CUPPA Rewards Card.


When most of us were younger, we had CHARGE ACCOUNTS at the local soda counter. We would stop by after school for a milk shake, or a cherry coke, or maybe even a hamburger. In today’s economy, the Charge Account is a thing of the past. Now we use the CUPPA Rewards Card instead!

There are benefits to preloading a CUPPA Rewards Card for your spending. With a reloadable card, it is easier to set a budget and keep it than it was with Charge Accounts. Consider picking up a CUPPA Rewards Card for your child to use after school! Give them to your employees as a “Thank You” or bonus! 

The CUPPA Rewards Card can also be used as a GIFT CARD. The great thing about giving a CUPPA Rewards Card as a Gift Card is that the person receiving the card also enjoys the benefits of CUPPA Rewards Card Specials. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving!

CUPPA Rewards Card Specials will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this blog, so you will always know the current deals. Stop by CUPPA and get your very own CUPPA Rewards Card today.