I remember visiting Newport Creamery as a kid in Barrington, Rhode Island and drinking their Awful Awfuls. They were called that because they were “awful big, awful delicious”, or something like that. If you drank 3, you’d get a fourth one free.
The original recipe from the 1950s calls for:
- 6 oz of Grade A Homogenized Milk
- 2 oz of syrup
- 3 scoops of ice cream (~8-9 oz)
- Mix and serve with a jumbo straw
(from Time Capsule)