Italian Cream Soda Recipe is simply made using sweet syrups, cream and club soda. This homemade cream soda is a delicious and festive drink for any special occasion!
Making this Italian Soda with cream is so simple and easy, you only need 4 ingredients! This Italian cream soda is an incredible treat to serve at a party of family event, it feels fancy yet is so easy to make at home!
Homemade Cream Soda
Italian cream soda is a family favorite at our house, it is requested often and I am happy to oblige. We keep syrups on hand and my kids get so excited when we pull them out to make these tasty treats. There are several brands of syrup that work great for this recipe, it is also a lot easier to find the syrups these days than it used to be! Your grocery store will likely have at least a few flavors in the coffee section as well as the mixed drink section. Home goods stores also tend to carry several flavors in their gourmet kitchen items sections and of course you can also find them for a great price on Amazon.
Why we think you should try this amazing recipe!
If you are not already convinced to try these delicious homemade cream soda’s, here are a few reason why we think you should.
- SO Easy! These drinks come together so fast, they can be made on a whim if you have the ingredients readily available. From thought to fruition you can have this yummy drink ready in under 5 minutes!
- Only 4 required ingredients. What is better than a delicious treat than one that has very few ingredients? This drink is a great recipe to whip up when you have an unexpected guest that you want to impress.
- Beautiful and delicious. I mean come on, look at how pretty these drinks are? They make for a great party treat, they feel so fancy but are made easily in your own kitchen! They taste amazing and are so attractive too!
Ingredients you need to make Italian Cream Sodas
This is measurements for ONE drink, make them by the glass.
-Ice cubes: You will want to put 3-4 ice cubes in each glass to make this drink nice and chilled.
-Sweetened Syrups: You will need 3 tbsp of your chosen flavor of sweetened syrup. The favorite flavors in my house are raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, kiwi and grape.
-Club soda: Using 1/2 cup of Club Soda will be perfect to create a delicious drink.
-Half & Half: Adding in 1 tbsp of half and half will create the perfect creamy consistency for this drink.
-Whipped cream and cherries: If you want to kick this drink up a notch, grab some whipped cream and cherries for topping the drinks.
-Paper straws: For added flare, grab some fun festive straws to really complete this incredible drink!
How to make Italian Cream Sodas
To make these amazing Homemade Italian Cream Sodas, you will first add ice to each of your glasses.
Then, measure out about 1/2 cup Club Soda and pour into each glass.
Next, add the 3 TBSP of sweetened syrup and pour over the club soda. You are welcome to mix flavors as well! Raspberry and Vanilla syrups mix well, as do Strawberry and Kiwi. Make sure to split the measurements between each flavor added, do not add 3 tbsp of EACH flavor.
After that, add 1 TBSP of Half & Half to the soda/syrup mixture. Let the half & half float to the bottom, do not mix at this time.
If desired, top each glass with some whipped cream and a cherry, as well as a cute straw for added appeal.
Italian Cream Sodas are fun to look at with the swirls of syrup and cream, but I do encourage everyone to give it a little stir before drinking so that all the flavors blend together and create a fabulous taste.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Best time to serve Italian Cream Soda’s
Italian Cream Sodas are such a fancy (but expensive!) treat I like to splurge on when I go out to eat sometimes. Now I just make them at home since it’s so much cheaper and just as delicious! I love making these drinks for holidays or special occasions. Making them in the summer is great to cool off family or guests, doing a red, white and blue theme is especially great for 4th of July. They can also be made to match a baby or wedding shower color scheme, choose a flavor and color to match any party actually! My family also loves enjoying these on New Year’s Eve, we like to get a little fancy with our celebration and these are a perfect addition to our holiday table!
Italian Cream Soda Recipe
- ½ cup Club Soda
- 3 TBSP Torani Sweetend Syrup
- 1 TBSP Half & Half
- 3-4 ice cubes
- whipped cream and a cherry for the top if desired
- Add ice to glasses.
- Then, measure out about 1/2 cup Club Soda and pour into each glass.
- Next, add the 3 TBSP of sweetened syrup and pour over the club soda. You are welcome to mix flavors as well! Raspberry and Vanilla syrups mix well, as do Strawberry and Kiwi. Make sure to split the measurements between each flavor added, do not add 3 tbsp of EACH flavor.
- After that, add 1 TBSP of Half & Half to the soda/syrup mixture. Let the half & half float to the bottom, do not mix at this time.
- If desired, top each glass with some whipped cream and a cherry, as well as a cute straw for added appeal.
- Italian Cream Sodas are fun to look at with the swirls of syrup and cream,but I do encourage everyone to give it a little stir before drinking so that all the flavors blend together and create a fabulous taste.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
How long will cream sodas last?
These drinks are intended to be made and enjoyed immediately to maximize their appeal and flavor. If you wanted to make a large batch ahead of time you can, but I highly suggest serving within a couple hours.
What are other flavor options for cream sodas?
I love a good fruity flavor for my Italian Cream Soda’s, some of the popular options are watermelon, cherry, strawberry, coconut, or pineapple. You can also combine flavors and exprirment with some fruity combinations, or add vanilla to a fruit flavor and create a new favorite flavor.
How do you avoid curdling in cream sodas?
To postpone the curding in a homemade cream soda is to add the syrup first, then club soda, icecubes and then pour the cream over the top. Then you gently stir the drink to mix before drinking.
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Italian Cream Soda is made using a few simple ingredients. This homemade cream soda is a delicious drink perfect for many occasions!
Stephanie C says
This looks like a fun recipe and a lot easier then I would have thought.
LINNY DURAN says
I love old fashioned ice cream sodas but I can’t find them anymore. Do you have a recipe for me? I used to love chocolate mint and claret wine flavors.
While we dont have those flavorful options available we do have several different drinks worth checking out. DIRTY CHERRY DR PEPPER FLOAT STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM FLOAT and BERRIES & CREAM SPARKLERS are all really tasty
Pamela J Gowin says
This sounds Delicious! My favorite fun drink is a Mocha Mint Frappe with Whipped cream and crumbled cookies
EMMA TERRY says
LOVE WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA WITH WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP. WHERE CAN I FIND CLUB SODA, I’VE NEVER HAD IT AND I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO LOOK IN THE GROCERY STORE. THANKS.
I always have the best of luck finding club soda in the mixed drinks section of the grocery store (where they keep the alcohol and mixers)
gloria. Schulten says
I l ove a great bloody mary
Those can be quite tasty
EMMA TERRY says
LOVE WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA WITH WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP
Ohhh yess, love me some mocha
Jan Myers says
Have to get the ingredients so we can try these.
Cindy k Taylor says
Look like a drink I would love to drink
Glad to hear it!
Debbie Mahlberg says
My most favorite “fun” drink would be Bicardi Limon with diet tonic water but I have a feeling that’s not what you are looking for. So I would say that I have always loved root beer floats. Simple but so creamy and as you drink it down, you can always add more root beer or ice cream.
Both are acceptable and sound delicious right now
This reminds me of the doodh soda my bestie makes my daughter, my mom and I whenever we visit her. I know this will be our next favourite cool drink for our hot Mombasa weather. I can’t wait to try it out.
Im sure you’ll love it! 🙂
Pam Grappendorf says
I haven’t made these in a while, my favorite currently is sugar daddy- root beer with butterscotch.
That sounds like a delicious combination! I cant wait to try it!
Claire WArd says
This looks like an amazing treat for all ages. We used to make them with coke and ice cream!! Delicious. Can’t wait to make them for our grand daughters!! Thanks
that sounds delicious and i bet the grand kids will love them
My favorite fun drink is a strawberry margarita, either with or without the rum!
Marianne DeLano says
I made it with chocolate syrup. It is so good. I imagine chocolate and cherry would also be a good choice. This was so easy to make and tastes great too. In Michigan we have ice cream sodas. This is basically the same thing but without the ice cream.
Bev Hohner says
These sound a lot like the rootbeer floats , or other pop floats we had as a kid. They were fun , as we used to Make our own rootbeer .
A cold peach flavored Moscato wine.
Steven Faia says
I’m going to try this. Looks good.
Rebecca L Wilson says
My favorite alcoholic beverage is a cherry coke, which is regular coke or the cherry one spikesd with either cherry vodka or cherry rum.
Laura Lach says
I will make this as soon as I get to the store to buy the ingredients.
Sounds like a plan 😉
My favourite fun drink is Pineapple Crush. It is a treat because I only can get it in Newfoundland or at a Newfie shop in Barrie.
That sounds interesting. We love pineapple!