How to make Italian Soda (Soda Italiania)

Learn how to make Italian Soda with carbonated water and fresh homemade raspberry syrup!  You can also turn this refreshing drink into a cremosa by adding a splash of cream!

Homemade Italian Soda in a tall clear glass topped with club soda

Italian Soda Recipe

Quench your thirst with a homemade Italian soda! Ahhhh, sooo refreshing, TASTY, and a great way to use the raspberry syrup that I shared last week! Not only is this a fun way to drink more water, but you can also adjust the sweetness to your preference!

I LOVE having that flexibility!

I’ve found that I just can’t drink overly sweet beverages of any type! Even sugary cocktails cause me to make not so pretty faces!

First, you might be asking yourself what the heck is Italian soda! It’s a sweet drink made with carbonated water and a fruit flavored syrup. You will often find pre-made syrups like the Torani brand in stores, but today we’re using a homemade syrup.

Italian Soda syrup in a tall glass with fresh berries on the side

Why you will love this recipe

Not only is homemade Italian soda refreshing and flavorful, but making your own soda is super easy too. Also, the price is more economical than buying it at a soda shop or buying ready made syrup.

To purchase an authentic Italian drink you’ll spend at least 4 bucks, which might be ok if it’s just for yourself, but it can really add up if you purchase drinks for the whole family!

I bought a liter of club soda for 89 cents! The syrup was about $5 to make and it goes a long way!

Plus, you can adjust the sweetness of the syrup to your preference. Want to keep it sugar-free? No problem! Use your favorite sugar free sweetener when making the syrup.

Italian Soda with red and pink straws and fresh berries

Italian Cremosa

In addition to the traditional style soda, you also NEED to try a cremosa! This decadent variation includes cream to the traditional soda. It may sound a little strange, but trust me when I tell you that it tastes amazing!

Treat yourself and use full-fat cream unless you are intolerant to milk products of course! You’ll enjoy the richness when taking a sip!

Feeling extra decadent? Add fresh whipped cream to your soda. Now we’re talking like this is a scrumptious dessert!

cream and raspberry syrup for Italian soda recipe

Keep in mind that the amounts of each ingredient listed in the recipe is a range. I encourage you to adjust the amounts listed to your personal taste. That means you’ll be enjoying several drinks so that you’ll get it just right!

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day treat? This beverage is a a great drink for both kids and adults!

You also might be interested in trying these Italian Soda Recipes:

Cremosa Italian Soda with fresh berries over ice
All the ingredients for an Italian Soda
homemade soda recipe with fresh red raspberry sweetener

Italian Soda Recipe

Two ways to make this homemade Italian soda – with cream or without. Both are delicious and refreshing.
5 from 19 votes
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beverage, Homemade soda, Italian Soda, Italian Soda Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 beverage
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • [1/2 – 2 ounces of raspberry syrup[]
  • 6 – 8 ounces club soda or sparkling water
  • For Cremosa
  • above ingredients
  • 1/2 – 2 ounces cream whipping, heavy


  • Fill a tall half way with crushed ice. Add syrup and then carbonated water. Stir and enjoy! For a cremosa top with half and half and then stir!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 25mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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  1. I have some delicious syrups on hand and will pick up some club soda. I laugh because I made that same face as you. I’m not into overly sweet drinks. I’m looking forward to trying this!

  2. How gorgeous are these!?!? I have never made Italian soda at home, and your instructions were so easy to follow!! My family LOVED them!

  3. I used to work at a restaurant that made these Italian sodas. I really liked them, and yes, the cream versions are a little odd, but so yummy. Of course, the restaurant made them with sprite – so much sugar and sweetness. I like that you make them with club soda.

  4. I love the really pretty bottles you’ve used, where did you find them please? Really going to try your lovely raspberry syrup! Thank you
    Marie x

  5. Thanks for linking this up at The Pretty Pintastic Party! We love your Italian Sodas so much we’re featuring them at the party next weekend! We’d love for you to stop by, grab a featured badge, and link up some more fabulous posts!