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Cherry Italian Cream Sodas ~ Butter With A Side of Bread
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Cherry Italian Cream Sodas

Cherry Italian Cream Sodas is made with our simple 2-ingredient recipe for homemade cherry syrup! This homemade cream soda is an incredible treat to serve at a party or family event, it feels fancy yet is so easy to make at home!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks, treats
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Cherry Italian Cream Sodas
Servings: 12 +
Calories: 138kcal


  • 1 16- oz jar maraschino cherries stems removed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp half & half
  • 1/2 cup cherry lemon lime soda 1/2 cup in each glass
  • whipped cream & additional maraschino cherries for topping, if desired


  • Sweet syrup: Start by emptying the entire16-ounce jar of cherries (and cherry juice) into a blender. Be sure to remove any stems before though, you don't want those included. Then, add in the sugar and blend well until the mixture is thin and uniform in texture.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, until the syrup has thickened and chilled.
  • Soda assembly: To make the sodas, add ice cubes to each glass. Then, measure 1/2 cup of cherry lemon lime soda and pour into each glass. If you have larger/tall glasses, you can double all of the ingredients. Next, add about 1-2 tablespoons of the homemade cherry syrup to each glass. After that, top with 1-2 tablespoons half & half. If you want to make them extra special and fancy, add whipped cream and a cherry on top!
  • The sodas look super pretty layered, but I always add a straw and encourage everyone to give them a stir before drinking. Serve and enjoy!


This homemade cream soda is a great drink to serve for special occasions or holiday parties! Cherry Italian Cream Sodas are made with 4 simple ingredients, give them a try today and see just how delicious they are. 


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.2mg