The Very Best Italian Cream Soda Recipe

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It’s that time of year when I want to share my Italian Cream Soda Recipe with you. It’s festive, fairly cheap, and kids and grandkids love making these. These are perfect for family get-togethers and even family reunions.

The very first time I had an Italian Cream Soda was at a restaurant. Mark and I had taken our kids and grandkids to an Italian restaurant for dinner. The server asked if we wanted Italian sodas. Of course, we wanted to hear all about them. From that day forward our family was hooked.

Of source, I had to see how they were made because obviously, they are cheaper to make at home, right? They only take four ingredients to make them, of course, we also love adding whipping cream and a cherry on top, right?

I love that we can choose our own flavors and make them right at the table. An Italian Soda is a soft drink made with carbonated water, half and half, and flavors of your choice with a creamy texture and topped with whipping cream.

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The Very Best Italian Cream Soda Recipe

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Italian Cream Soda Recipe

Step One

Gather your ingredients to make the Italian Cream Sodas. All you need is Club Soda, Torani Sweetened Syrup, Half & Half, ice cubes, whipping cream, and Maraschino Cherries.

Ingredients

Step Two

Choose a glass that is at least 6-8 inches tall. Add the ice cubes to your glass.

Ice Cubes in Glasses

Step Three

Next, add the Club Soda on top of the ice cubes.

Club Soda in Glasses

Step Four

Choose your favorite Torani Sweetened Syrup and add 3 tablespoons to your glass. You can mix or match many flavors together.

Torani Flavorings in Glasses

Step Five

Add one tablespoon of Half & Half to your glass, and let it float to the bottom. DO NOT STIR, yet.

The Very Best Italian Cream Soda Recipe

Finished Product

Add some whipping cream to the top of the drink along with a Maraschino Cherry, if desired. Mix or stir right before you take a sip! Festive-colored straws are the finishing touch! Enjoy!

The Very Best Italian Cream Soda Recipe
5 from 3 votes
The Very Best Italian Cream Soda Recipe
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Italian Cream Soda Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Club Soda
  • 3 tablespoons Torani Sweetened Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Half & Half
  • 3-4 ice cubes (these will keep the drink nice and cold)
  • Whipping Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries, optional
Instructions
  1. Choose a glass that is at least 6-8 inches tall.

    1. Add the ice cubes to your glass.

    2. Next, add the Club Soda on top of the ice cubes.

    3. Choose your favorite Torani Sweetened Syrup and add 3 tablespoons to your glass. You can mix or match many flavors together.

    4. Add one tablespoon of Half & Half to your glass, and let it float to the bottom. DO NOT STIR, yet.

    5. Add some whipping cream to the top of the drink and a Maraschino Cherry, if desired.

    6. Mix or stir right before you take a sip! Festive-colored straws are the finishing touch! Enjoy!

Are Italian Cream Sodas actually Italian?

Actually, no they are not! LOL! The company Torani, crafted this popular drink about 50 years ago because of the extensive flavors that Torani had produced. The company is based out of California. You can choose so many flavors, it’s so fun to make these drinks, and many others, with their sweetened and sugar-free flavorings.

What makes Italian Soda different from regular soda?

They are both made with carbonated water and syrup but without caffeine. You can choose different flavorings from strawberry, coconut, orange, lemon, and so many more. Other soda drinks don’t have half and half added.

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Why do Italian cream sodas curdle?

The curdling happens when you use citrus flavoring. You can use this flavoring instead, Torani Orange Dairy Friendly Syrup.

Can I make these without the Half & Half?

Yes, you can. I realize some people are going without dairy these days. It will still taste great without it, but the flavor and texture will be different.

What are the most popular Italian Soda flavors?

Of course, everyone has their favorite flavor, but I researched the answer to this. In order of popularity, it goes like this: lemon, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, lime, cherry-lime, and the list is even longer. It’s so fun to choose your favorite ones.

How long does the Torani Syrup Flavorings last?

They are shelf-stable for two years, or whatever the bottle has printed on the top of the bottle.

How many flavorings are available by Torani?

Are you ready for this? They have 150 flavorings sold worldwide. You can add the flavoring to coffee, tea, and lemonades, and make your very own soda flavor by mixing your favorite flavors together. Best Flavored Torani Syrups

Final Word

Please let me know if you have your own Italian Cream Soda Recipe? Let me know your favorite flavors, I love hearing from you. It’s all about making memories and treats with family and friends. May God Bless this world, Linda

8 thoughts on “The Very Best Italian Cream Soda Recipe

  • May 31, 2022 at 8:54 am
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    5 stars
    Thank you for posting this recipe! I just got introduced to these a few years ago so it’s great to have an actual recipe to know the right mixture. I’ve decided now we’ll be entertaining more this summer I need to have some delicious and easy drink recipes. Thanks Linda!

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    • May 31, 2022 at 9:01 am
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      Hi Kay, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I feel the same way about entertaining more this summer! These are so good!! Linda

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  • May 31, 2022 at 10:53 am
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    5 stars
    Sounds delish! We used to make snow cone syrups with just sugar, water, flavoring and sometimes food coloring. (I try to avoid the food coloring now.) I would think you could use that for the torani and save some $$. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    • May 31, 2022 at 11:25 am
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      Hi Jan, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! It’s so fun to make these at home for a fraction of the cost at restaurants! Linda

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  • May 31, 2022 at 1:36 pm
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    I need to get some of that syrup! I know my grandkids will love making and drinking these. Of course, Gramma will too!

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    • May 31, 2022 at 3:23 pm
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      Hi Paula, you can actually buy it in your local grocery stores! Your grandkids will love making these! Have fun! Linda

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  • May 31, 2022 at 3:22 pm
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    5 stars
    I have got to try this. I’ve never had anything like it. With the 4th of July coming up, I’m going to get the items to make this footprint then. Thank you so much for the recipe.

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    • May 31, 2022 at 3:38 pm
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      Hi Deborah, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! They are so fun and my grandkids loved them!! Linda

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