Learn how to make Italian Cream Sodas at home! This cross between creamy vanilla ice cream and fizzy soda is the perfect sip when you want a sweet treat. Keep reading for the recipe and a big giveaway sponsored by KitchenAid and Rodelle.
Have you ever made Italian cream sodas at home? If not, you are in for a BIG treat today! Imagine pouring a glass of the creamiest vanilla ice cream blended with a simply sweet fizzy soda and topping it off with a giant pile of whipped cream and maraschino cherries… welcome to Heaven, my friends.
I’ll admit, this is not something we make all the time in our house. I save it for special occasions like birthdays or when we have friends over in the summer. But it really is so simple to make, only needs a few ingredients, and will no doubt make you feel like a kid again. Kind of a nostalgic recipe, if you will.
First, we make a simple syrup. It’s nothing fancy, just equal parts sugar and water heated together and a little vanilla extract added at the end.
Once it cools, the vanilla simple syrup is mixed with sparkling water and a splash of half and half.
Pour it over ice and add a few cherries on top! Sweet, creamy, fizzy, and fresh… the perfect treat to quench your thirst. Promise me you’ll make yourself a glass this weekend!
- 2½ cups sparkling water
- 1 cup simple syrup (see recipe below)
- ½ cup half and half
- ice as needed
- whipped cream and cherries, for garnish
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- For the simple syrup: Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
- For the soda: Add the sparkling water, 1 cup of simple syrup, and half and half to a pitcher and stir to combine. Pour into glasses over ice and garnish with whipped cream and cherries on top, if desired.
– adapted from Butter with a Side of Bread
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