Cool off this summer by the pool with an Italian Cream Soda!
My love of Italian Cream Sodas started when I worked my first job as a barista at a coffee shop in town. It was by far my favorite job too, I don’t know what it was about it but I loved it.
Maybe that wonderful smell of coffee that drifted through the air? Of course, I always went home smelling like a coffee bean, but it was worth it! I still remember how to make every single drink even decades later!
Crazy that it’s been that long too! One of our favorites though is Italian Cream Sodas. I love to keep everything on hand to make these when guests come over, especially during the summer.
It’s the perfect refreshing drink after swimming in the pool, plus it’s perfect for kids and adults too.
Where do you purchase flavored syrups?
My son and I went all over town looking for the syrups for these. I used to be able to easily find them at Walmart, but for some reason, I could not find them there this time.
I did find the same brand at another retailer in town but they were twice the price for a tiny bottle.
I decided to make the trek to our local restaurant supply store because I knew they had the large bottles of syrup there. I was in luck, they sure did and they were not much either!
Plus, they literally have EVERY flavor that you could possibly imagine. (Update – I have now been purchasing Skinny Syrups on Amazon!)
What is the best flavor for an Italian Cream Soda?
We decided to stick with my favorites, orange, strawberry, and raspberry. The orange taste like a creamsicle, it’s SO GOOD! That one was my daughter’s favorite.
I typically always get raspberry, but I’ll admit that I am leaning toward the orange. It was just too good.
My husband had at least 10 of these on the 4th of July! They kept me busy making drinks, but I can’t blame them, they are delicious.
I typically will use fat-free cream and a diet sprite to make these. They can be made though with club soda as well.
When I worked in the coffee shop, we used seltzer water to make them along with the syrup and cream.
Now, once you decide on a flavor it’s time to whip up your Italian Cream Soda.
What do you need for Italian Cream Sodas?
- Flavored Syrups
- Club Soda, Seltzer Water, Sprite, Etc.
Once you have all that you need it’s time to whip up this delicious drink.
I have made them enough that I rarely measure anything out, it is about 2 Tbsp of syrup, and then fill up the cup with half cream and half soda for the rest.
Once you have done that, simply stir and top with whipped cream and you have yourself a great Italian Cream Soda.
These are perfect for parties because you can have everything sitting out as a little soda bar to make drinks for guests.
The kids love it because they can have one too! Now it’s time to cool off with an Italian Cream Soda!
Grab the Syrup!
Are you in need of the syrups? You are in luck because Amazon carries them! Check out the syrups here! Enjoy!
- Flavored Syrups
- Half & Half, Cream
- Club Soda
- Whipped Cream, Optional
- Fill the cup with ice.
- Add about 2 Tbsp of syrup to the cup, or to your taste.
- Evenly fill the rest of the cup with 1/2 cream and 1/2 soda.
- Stir and add whipped cream if you prefer.