CHERRY ITALIAN CREAM SODAS with SUBWAY’S ITALIAN HERO SANDWICHES

Our simple 2-ingredient recipe for homemade cherry syrup is used in these fun & tasty Cherry Italian Cream Sodas! A delicious treat that goes perfectly alongside a Subway Italian Hero sandwich.

Recipe sponsored by Subway. All opinions are 100% mine. #BuildItBetter

Cherry Italian Cream Sodas with Subway's new Italian Hero Sandwich ~ Butter With A Side of BreadSubway is one of our main go-to dinner out ideas for our family, so I was excited to try the new Italian Hero sandwich. Subway’s Italian Hero boasts authentic Italian flavor and I really loved the different kinds of meat on it. As I watched them layer plenty of Italian meats in 3 different varieties, I knew it was going to be good! Paired with provolone cheese, topped with fresh vegetables and then drizzled with oil and vinegar, the sandwich was an explosion of flavor and both my husband and I really enjoyed it.

You can watch chef Jeff Mauro detail the making of the Italian Hero sandwich in a fun video on Food Network. Check it out! 

The Italian Hero sandwich is offered at Subway for a limited time only, so head on over and try one out.

Cherry Italian Cream Sodas with Subway's new Italian Hero Sandwich ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

Cherry Italian Cream Sodas ~ Butter With A Side of BreadI extended the Italian theme to our family dinner and served the sandwiches alongside these Homemade Cherry Italian Cream sodas.  Dinner was a huge success, to say the least!

Homemade Cherry Italian Cream Sodas

  • 1 16-oz jar maraschino cherries, stems removed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • half & half
  • cherry lemon lime soda
  • whipped cream & additional maraschino cherries, for topping, if desired

To prep the syrup~ Empty the entire 16-oz jar of cherries (and cherry juice!) into a blender. Add sugar and blend well, until mixture is thin and uniform in texture.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, until syrup has thickened and cooled.

To make the sodas~ Add ice cubes to glasses. Measure out about 1/2 cup cherry lemon lime soda and pour into each glass. {If you have larger glasses, you can double all of the ingredients.} Add about 2 tablespoons of the homemade cherry syrup to each glass. Top with 1-2 tablespoons half & half, as well as whipped cream and a cherry on top, if desired.

The sodas look super pretty layered, but I always add a straw and encourage everyone to give them a stir before drinking.

Store leftover syrup in an enclosed jar in the fridge for up to a month.

Serve alongside Subway’s Italian Hero sandwich, which is only offered for a limited time only!

Cherry Italian Cream Sodas ~ Butter With A Side of Bread Cherry Italian Cream Sodas with Subway's new Italian Hero Sandwich ~ Butter With A Side of Bread Cherry Italian Cream Sodas ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

CHERRY ITALIAN CREAM SODAS with SUBWAY'S ITALIAN HERO SANDWICHES
 
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Serves: 12+
Ingredients
  • 1 16-oz jar maraschino cherries, stems removed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • half & half
  • cherry lemon lime soda
  • whipped cream & additional maraschino cherries, for topping, if desired
Instructions
  1. To prep the syrup~ Empty the entire 16-oz jar of cherries (and cherry juice!) into a blender. Add sugar and blend well, until mixture is thin and uniform in texture.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, until syrup has thickened and cooled.
  3. To make the sodas~ Add ice cubes to glasses. Measure out about ½ cup cherry lemon lime soda and pour into each glass. {If you have larger glasses, you can double all of the ingredients.} Add about 2 tablespoons of the homemade cherry syrup to each glass. Top with 1-2 tablespoons half & half, as well as whipped cream and a cherry on top, if desired.
  4. The sodas look super pretty layered, but I always add a straw and encourage everyone to give them a stir before drinking.
  5. Store leftover syrup in an enclosed jar in the fridge for up to a month.

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Subway. The opinions and text are all mine.

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