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Cherry Italian Cream Sodas ~ Butter With A Side of Bread
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Cherry Italian Cream Sodas made with our simple 2-ingredient recipe for homemade cherry syrup! These fancy drinks are easy to make and so tasty!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 12 +


  • 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.