Q. I went to my physician when I had a really bad cold with a cough and asked her what over-the-counter cough medicine I should buy.
She told me, “None! Get some vanilla ice cream and pour Kahlua over it.”
Do you know what? That’s the best cough medicine I have ever had. I’ve told my family and friends about it, and they all agree.
A. Your doctor’s advice certainly sounds original. We have no doubt that ice cream, with or without Kahlua, tastes a lot better than cough medicine with dextromethorphan.
Ice cream has long been used to soothe a sore throat and some people find it helpful in stopping hiccups. As far as we can tell, there are no scientific studies to support this remedy for coughs, but we’re glad it works for you.