Friday, January 22, 2016

Homemade Italian Cream Sodas

 One of my favorite traditions every year is our Valentine's Day Dinner. After years of waiting in lines for ages at restaurants and struggling to find sitters on Valentine's Day, we threw our hands up and decided to have an epic meal at home instead. Our meal usually consists of lobster tails, steak, garlic mashed potatoes, rolls and Italian Cream Sodas. All homemade of course. There is something so fun about making an elaborate meal and then enjoying it all together.

My kids favorite part of the meal are these cream sodas. I have been making them since I was a kid and I love being able to share one of my favorite traditions with my little ones. Of course, when I was a kid we made them for birthdays, but I think Valentine's Day needed a little something extra.
You will need:
  • Tall Glasses
  • Ice 
  • Torani Flavored Syrup (these are usually by the coffee)
  • Half and Half
  • Sparkling Water or Club Soda
  • Cherries
  • Whipped Cream 

 In each glass put a handful of ice cubes, then add a cup and a half of club soda and 6-7 TBSP of flavor syrup. My girls like the strawberry syrup best, but for some reason raspberry is the easiest to find.
 I like to  mix the syrup and then add 3 TBS of Half and Half to the picture. Do not mix this in. It will settle in all by itself.
Finish the glass with some whipped cream and a cherry and you have the perfect treat for Valentine's Day or any day!

What is one of your favorite Valentine's Day traditions?
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20 comments:

Claire Cly said...

I haven't had an ice cream soda since I was a kid - I need to make this with my nephews :) They will love it!

Tara Settembre said...
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Tara Settembre said...

Looks awesome, thanks for the recipe! Being Italian, my family would enjoy trying these at home sometime.

Molly O'Connor said...

I think my eyes bugged out of my head when I saw this post! I'm so excited to go and make this, I love cream soda!!

ana de jesus said...

Oh my god this needs to get in my belly immediately delicious!

Veronica Pototska said...

Looks very delicious! Thank you for sharing

People Peeves said...

That looks so delish! I have this on my shopping list as it is now a must make! Thanks!

Kid Minds said...

What a perfect celebratory drink. I have never tried a club soda, but I would like to try your recipe.

Ochalina Blog said...

Wow! After heavy meals I think this a perfect closing. Would love to try this recipe.

Danielle Des said...

Can you alter the recipe for a lighter less sugary option?

Hannah Adkins said...

I love italian sodas! Definitely makes me think of summertime and cold drinks

Jessica Abegg said...

I haven't had one of these in years and years - but I remember it being delicious! Will have to keep an eye out for the syrups (which has always been one of the hangups for them, I've never seen those for a reasonable price!).

MyTeenGuide said...

I love cream sodas, but I've never tried making it on my own. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

man do these look good! I love a really good creme soda (always have) but I ever knew HOW to make them so thanks!

Erin Shebish said...

Oh my word. You just called to my sweet tooth! I want to make this right now!

Brianna George said...

I love Italian sodas. We have only made a couple crème sodas before, but I think I would really like this.

robin lorraine williamson said...

love this recipe will be trying it soon pinning and yumming

Anonymous said...

These look SO yummy. I'll have to save it for a cheat day. :)

Great recipe!

XO Jillian

Stephanie said...

Saving this post, I love love love cream soda!!!

Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!

Laci Carlson said...

Yay !! Awesome we have never done these ! Definitely will be trying this out with the kids. Love !!

 
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