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!
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- 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
There are affiliate links located within this post. Thank you for helping support this blog! // Did you know KitchenAid makes a Sparkling Beverage Maker? I use mine for sparkling water in my sangria and these cream sodas, and it really comes in handy. Just fill up the bottle, pull the lever on the side, and you have instant carbonation!
Now WHY am I telling you about this Sparkling Beverage Maker? Because we’re giving one away along with a package of 5 Rodelle extracts!
I used both the KitchenAid Sparkling Beverage Maker and Rodelle Vanilla Extract in this recipe, and I’m making it even easier for you to make this Italian Cream Soda at home. Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below!
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This recipe looks so simple yet yummy! Thanks for sharing! I had no idea KitchenAid had a sparkling beverage maker…one more thing for my wish list!
This looks so yummy! I gave up pop and now drink A LOT of sparkling water so this would be so awesome to make my own! I would love to make some sparkling water and add it to some homemade lemonade for a yummy summer beverage!
I would love to make a sparkling lemonade or sparkling punch! That cream soda looks delicious!!
This looks so easy and refreshing for a summer party. Adding it to my list to make. Yummy!
If I win I would start by making this recipe.
This sounds yummy, this is coming to my ice cream “social”
I would make this recipe
I’d love to make the Italian ice cream soda. I’ve never had one before.
I loved strawberry cream sodas growing up so that will be the first thing I make for sure!
I’ll have to try this recipe… Sounds divine.
Your Vanilla Italian Soda looks so good! If I won, I would make an Orange Cream soda float. it’s my childhood favorite!
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These cream soda’s look just lovely! I would make some kind of bourbon-fizz cocktail first!
I would make sparkling strawberry lemonade from scratch. Blend up some strawberries with simple syrup, juice a few lemons, as well as a smidge of lemon zest, and of course the sparkling water courtesy of the Kitchenaid Sparkling beverage maker and pour over ice. Prefect summer drink!
I would make cherry vanilla cream soda
Now this Vanilla Italian cream soda looks so refreshingly awesome! Perfect summer drink to enjoy out on the patio. I would use this to make me a orange cream soda drink. One of my favorites!
I love lemon sparkling water so I think that would be the first thing I would make.
This will be the first thing that I`ll make when I come home from work. It looks just amazing. Thank you for sharing!
love Italian cream sodas, but never thought of making it myself! The kitchenaid sparkling water maker is beautiful!
I would make some creme soda or orange soda to make ice cream floats yumm
Sounds SO yummy!
I am thinking of a coconut float soda with coconut milk, coconut water fizzed with the Kitchenaid Beverage Maker and a simple vanilla syrup infused with Rodelle Vanilla Extract and topped with flakes of roasted coconut shreds.
I would make the Vanilla Italian Cream Soda!
I have my mouth all set for that vanilla cream soda now.
Thinking fresh orange juice, orange zest, vanilla and sparkling water over ice would be very refreshing. Wonderful website!
This looks amazing! As a mommy-to-be, this is a perfect substitute for all those tasty summer cocktails I won’t get to enjoy. I’d also love to make a sparkling blueberry thyme lemonade.
I’d try this! Never even heard of it! And I’d try Sangria…mmm…
Ice cream soda root beer floats
Wow, the possibility of so many different flavored cream sodas are endless and as broad as one’s imagination, using different Rodelle extracts and fresh ingredients!
I will probably make an orange soda because my grandsons love orange anything.
I’d do something with Peach and Mango! Yum!!
I would probably do some type of soda at first.
Hmm. I dunno what I’d make, but I’d definitely experiment. Mixing up new things is always fun. I do enjoy cream sodas, so I’d probably make that all the time!
the italian soda!
I’d love to make a sparkling lemonade!
How fun is this?!?!?! I would love to try out that Kitchen Aid beverage maker…maybe a chocolate version? And Rodelle vanilla is seriously awesome stuff!!!!
I just finished dinner…now you made me hungry again! Sounds delicious!