Are smokies just a Belfast thing?
A Belfast childhood can best be described as character building. One of the plus points was that every now and again you would get to have a smokey!
A smokey was normally served in a tall glass and consisted of pineapple lemonade, vanilla ice cream and a chocolate flake.
I’ve never been able to track down who started serving these in Belfast, although there was a well known Italian ice cream shop in Castle Street where I got mine. Give this a go, it’s really scrumptious. If anyone does know the origin of smokies please let me know.
4 Large scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 Litre Pineapple lemonade
4 chocolate flakes
Get 4 tall glasses, and a scoop of ice cream to each glass and top up with the pineapple lemonade and stick the chocolate flake into the ice cream when floats to the top.
Mmmm super delicious!
I live in Dublin now though originally from Belfast and I was trying to describe them to my dub husband and decided to see if they had hit the Internet. Glad I found this post.
I remember getting so excited about getting a smokie though we always had coke instead of pineapple lemonade. I hadn’t heard of using pineapple lemonade but that sounds gorgeous! I must try and make them up with pineapple lemonade! Thanks for the share!