Summer Sipping-Italian Cream Soda

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A backyard summer barbecue is the perfect place to sip on a refreshingly fizzy homemade soda. Although this fruity drink is called Italian cream soda, it was originally created in the United States, flavored with well-known Italian syrups.  This recipe gives you the option to make your own syrups from scratch, which provides endless flavor possibilities for a quick and easy summer drink.italian cream soda 6

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Italian Cream Soda
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  1. 2-3 Tbsp homemade blueberry or strawberry simple syrup
  2. ½ Cup sparkling water
  3. 1 Tbsp half and half
  4. Simple Syrup Recipe
  5. 1Cup granulated sugar
  6. 1Cup water
  7. 1Cup fresh strawberries or 1 Cup fresh blueberries
  1. Combine granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Once sugar has dissolved add in fresh fruit and boil for about 10 minutes or until syrup becomes thick.
  3. Strain the mixture to remove the fruit and keep the juice.
  4. Allow the simple syrup to cool completely before using.
  5. Add 2-3 tbsp of simple syrup to a glass filled with ice.
  6. Pour in sparkling water on top of the simple syrup until the glass is almost full.
  7. Top off the soda with a splash of half and half.
  8. Stir to combine, and enjoy immediately!
INK foods : In Nanny's Kitchen

italian cream 8Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy!  Recipe featured in Advocate Magazine July Issue.


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