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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Italian Soda


I typically have a "Summer Thing" which I get addicted to, last summer it was Passion Tea Popsicles, this summer it is Italian Soda's.

I had been buying them from my Coffee Gals and one day asked exactly what was in one, she told me and I kicked myself in my own ass for spending $3.00 for a large one, when I can make my own for pennies!

I have been making them ever since, and my picky husband even loves em!

They are a whopping two ingredients! You can get the regular and sugar free syrups at your local grocery store, however if you are local to Oregon, Cash and Carry has hundreds of different regular and sugar free syrups for about $3.50 each.

p.s. One of my pals told me you can also add cream to them or 1/2 and 1/2 would work too or even milk I imagine!

Glass Full of Ice
Club Soda
Sugar Free Fruit Syrup (any kind, you can even use non-fruit syrups), we like Cherry and Raspberry

Place your ice in your glass, add about 2 tbl of the syrup of your choice, then top with Club Soda!

28 comments:

Tina Morton said...

OHHH yessss YUMMMM!!!!! I like them with a splash of cream.... MMMMM..... awe man NOW I WANT ONE!!! :) one year this is what I brought to Tam's fourth of July thing... It was a big hit and didn't break the bank to make for everyone! Good pick Cheryl

Donna-FFW said...

These sound delightful and refreshing and so pretty. Ill have to try these. Miss you, lady!

Debbie said...

Love Italian sodas and they certainly are much cheaper to make at home!!!

Darius T. Williams said...

Simple, yet delicious - two of my favorite ingredients!

Netts Nook said...

Wow sounds like my kind of drink I will for sure be giving this a try.

Cheryl said...

Oooohh.. I think I'll try that. I think even Bill would like them.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

This looks just perfect.

Lynda said...

These look perfect-why had I not thought to make them at home! thanks for posting this!

Christina Kim said...

Love the glass... except when you pour the drink, the little red fishes disappear!

Bethie said...

Oh, I am doing this! Great idea. I made your jello shooters this past weekend and they were a huge hit. I used peach and blackberry fusion flavors.

Sara said...

Looks great! Cost Plus World Market also has a great selection of syrups.

Katherine Aucoin said...

This sounds like a refreshing way to enjoy the warm weather. How cool that you know how to make it yourself.

Kittybits said...

I LOVE these in the summer, a local coffee shop has them - they call one with cream a French Soda. And in all this time, I'd never have thought to make them myself. thanks! :)

Jan said...

It would probably be even better with a shot of vodka thrown in. :-)

Kristen said...

I love these too, and I must admit, I'm of the Italian Cream Soda drinkers.

burpandslurp said...

oooh! My bro always orders this in restaurants and asks for tons of refills. Better make this at home for him! how much cream is good?

Heather said...

mmmmm. that looks so yummy! i love a good beverage - alcoholic or non-alcoholic. i could definitely have a few of these!!

Juliana said...

Thanks for the recipe...I usually buy them and you are right it turns to be very expensive. I'll definitely try it. Great picture!

figtreeapps said...

What a great idea..this will be a big hit at my house this summer. Figtreeapps

kiss my spatula said...

how refreshing - thank you for sharing!

muddywaters said...

I have a five-year-old who would love this. Thanks for posting.

muddywaters said...

I have a five-year-old who would love this. Thanks for posting.

Amy said...

One of my favorite drinks. It's so refreshing on a hot summer day.

Ed said...

I tried it and I thought it was pretty good. I wasn't sure if I would like it since it was "SUGAR FREE". Actually, you couldn't tell that it was sugar free. AWESOME CHERYL!

Diego and Sam Jo said...

Happy Aniversary! I hope you celebrated with good food! We did!

Paula said...

Okay, I'm getting royally tiffed here. I check your blog daily and this post just came up now, on Wednesday, at 1:22 pm. Why is Blogger set on driving me crackers??? Even when I load my own blog, it will not always bring up the current post. Grrrr!

Anyway, we LOVE Italian sodas. My kids go crazy for the ones with cream in them. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!

marco island said...

Just delicious! Italian sodas really quenches your thirst! :)

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

I've been looking at Italian Soda recipes all week. This looks delicious!