Need a quick, easy yet pretty Valentine’s Day beverage that’s perfect for kids and adults alike? My French Vanilla Raspberry Italian Cream Soda takes less than a minute to make per serving, yet it’s so pretty!
I am actually really proud of this recipe because I figured it out all by myself. A long time ago, I had this great Italian Cream Soda at a coffee shop. Ever since then, I’ve been asking for it at different places. They always have fancy “Italian sodas” on the menu, but when I get it, it turns out that they’re just some sort of lemon-lime soda with a splash of flavoring. That’s NOT what I had in mind!
My mom bought me a bunch of Torani syrups for Christmas, big bottles of French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel, Raspberry and Peppermint. While most of them are going in my coffee, I thought “I wonder if I can figure out how to make Italian cream soda with them?” So I started tossing stuff into a cup. It actually came out good on my first try, but I tweaked it a bit (and used measuring utensils for the recipe’s sake) to what you see below. This French Vanilla Raspberry Italian Cream soda is pretty awesome, if I do say so myself! I’m not sure if it’s the way that very first shop would have made it, but I’m happy with it!
French Vanilla Raspberry Italian Cream Soda Recipe
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Where it says 1 ounce, I actually used a shot glass, after making sure it was in fact a 1-ounce shot glass. It doesn’t have to be precise. Start with a 16-ounce glass.
- 1.5 cups Seltzer Water (so your glass is about 3/4 full of it)
- 1 ounce Half and Half (I used fat-free, but you can use regular. You can even use non-dairy creamer, which I did the first time I made it)
- 1 ounce Raspberry Syrup (as I mentioned above, I used Torani brand, but you can use any brand you like)
- 1 ounce French Vanilla Syrup (again, I used Torani)
- optional: whipped cream on top
- Start with cold seltzer water. You can add ice if you want, but you’ll need a bigger cup then, since I measured out without ice (I rarely put ice in stuff, sorry).
- Let the seltzer settle for a few seconds, then add the two flavors, one shot at a time. Watch it swirl, because it’s pretty. Or not, it doesn’t affect the recipe!
- Add your cream and stir well.
- Top with whipped cream, if desired.
Serve with a straw, because you’ll need to stir it periodically if you don’t drink it quickly. The cream will want to part ways with the seltzer. They need a little coaxing to realize they were made for each other. Force those love birds back together with a swirl of the straw!
That’s it! Enjoy! You can make so many different types of Italian cream soda by switching up the flavorings. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and just enough pink to stand out on your Valentine’s Day party table!
For more Valentine’s Day ideas, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- How to Make Rose Water by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- A Valentine’s Day Breakfast by The Guavalicious Life
- Salted Caramels by How Was Your Day?
- Valentine’s Day Krispies Treats by This Mama Loves
- Homemade Strawberry Syrup for Flavorful Delights by Day by Day in Our World
- Pom Pom Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids by Our Family World
- Epsom Salts DIY Valentine’s Candles by A Day in Motherhood
- Chocolate Honey Lip Scrub by The Socialite’s Closet
- Hugs and Kisses Valentine’s Cupcakes by Simply Southern Mom
- Printable Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt by Mom on the Side
- Box of Chocolates Cake by Kids Fun Reviewed
- Cranberry Hootycreek – Valentine’s Day Cookies by MommaDJane
- Valentine’s Day “Love Lives Here” Decorative House Craft by Sincerely Mindy
- Hand Sewn Valentine Cards by Beyond Mommying
- No Bake Choco-Date Cookies for Valentine’s Day by Mommy Snippets
- DIY Heart Stamp for Kids by Family Focus Blog
- DIY Peppermint Chocolate Bark Favors by A Bride on a Budget
- Day Out With Daddy Jar by Sweet Lil You
- No Sew Fringed Scarf for Him – or Her! by Style on Main
- Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar by 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom
- Valentine’s Day Oreo Hearts by Gator Mommy Reviews
Have you ever had an Italian cream soda? What do you put in yours? What other flavors would you make?