Italian Cream Soda
One of my favorite warm weather treats is Italian Cream Soda. It’s wonderful for those days when it’s too hot to eat your dessert. However, I rarely feel like dishing out 5 bucks to get one – especially when it’s so simple to make at home. You just need a couple of ingredients. I’ll be honest, I don’t really measure the ingredients when I make these. Instead, I just sort of mix until it tastes right. Right now my favorite flavor is caramel. I use two tablespoons caramel flavoring and one tablespoon vanilla. Nick prefers a pina colada flavor.
Here’s what you need:
- Club Soda (about a half cup)
- Torani flavor syrups (for Nick’s I used pina colada cocktail mix with a little vanilla syrup): caramel, vanilla, strawberry, and raspberry are my faves
- Half and Half
- Fruit (for garnish)
- Whipped topping (optional)
To make: place a few ice cubes in a small glass, pour club soda over ice until about half-full. Add syrups and stir. Pour a little half and half over the top. Don’t stir it in right away for a marble look. Garnish with fruit or top with whipped cream. Easy peasy.