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!
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.
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.
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!
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:
Italian Soda Recipe
- [1/2 – 2 ounces of raspberry syrup https://www.thefoodieaffair.com/2016/01/25/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!
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