This Italian Soda recipe is so easy, only 3 ingredients. They are a perfectly refreshing and fun drink. Great for parties because the drinks can be customized with a variety of flavors.
Italian Sodas are so easy to make with only 3 ingredients (plus ice!) and so fun to make at home because you can make them into whatever flavor combinations you like.
How to Make Italian Soda:
All you need to make these is flavored syrups, club soda or soda water, half and half and ice. You will fill your cup first with your choice of syrup, just a couple tablespoons. Then fill the cup almost to the top with ice. Then pour club soda over the ice all the way to the top. Then add a dash of half and half. They are best when topped with whipped cream too 😉
You can find the flavored syrups near the alcoholic drink mixer section, or near the coffee in your local grocery store, or you can order them online too.
I had never had an Italian Soda before till a couple years ago at a family reunion. We had over 60 people there and my dad’s brother and his wife organized all the food, they bought the food and let every one else take turns cooking. One of the things that we had for a fun evening treat was Italian Sodas. Can you believe I had never had an Italian Soda before? I had no idea how easy they are to make and such a fun and tasty treat!
If you’ve been to any Italian restaurants (at least in the USA) many of them serve Italian sodas as a delicious specialty drink. They aren’t cheap, but a delicious fun treat that is so fun to get with dinner – but they are so easy and so much cheaper to make at home!
Flavor ideas for Italian Sodas:
- strawberry and coconut (tiger’s blood)
- orange and vanilla (creamsicle)
- strawberry and vanilla (strawberries and cream)
- pineapple and coconut (pina colada)
- raspberry and peach
- strawberry and lemon (strawberry lemonade)
- cherry and lime
My favorite flavored syrups are made by Torani. They have a variety of flavors to make any drinks you’d want. Many can be found in the grocery store near alcoholic drink mixers, or you can order them online.
I love making Italian sodas at home because they are so easy, and so fun, and they seem a bit fancy! It’s so fun to make them for a special dinner, or set up and Italian soda “bar” where everyone can pick their own flavors to drink!
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- 2 TBS flavored syrups
- Crushed Ice (to fill the glass almost to the top)
- 12 oz club soda
- 1 TBS half and half
- 2 TBS whipped cream
- 1 maraschino cherries
- Select your flavored syrups and pour 2 TBS into the bottom of your glass.
- Put crushed ice in your glass and fill the glass almost to the top.
- Pour your club soda over the top of your ice.
- Pour a splash of half and half on top.
- Top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry and enjoy.
Recipe Originally Posted on October 10, 2014. The photos were updated on November 8, 2020.