This Raspberry Italian Cream Soda Recipe is the perfect mocktail! Plus, it’s easy to make with just three simple ingredients.
I’ve been a fan of Italian sodas since I was a young girl. I’d order one every time we went out to eat at a fancy Italian restaurant. Sometimes I’d order strawberry, but raspberry was always my favorite flavor. To me, it felt so much fancier than a Shirley Temple. My obsession with fancy drinks continues, but normally they have alcohol in them.
But today, I’m revisiting this classic mocktail in honor of Mother’s Day. See, my mom isn’t a fan of alcohol. If it wasn’t our identical features – the red hair, the noses, the brown eyes – I’d have to question whether I was really her daughter. She scrunches up her nose when she tries wine. She doesn’t even like it in cooking… Maybe I was given the wine gene for both of us.
So this one’s for my mom. A festive, fun cocktail, that’s free of alcohol.
How to Make Italian Cream Soda
Place ice in a tall glass.
Add club soda.
Add syrup(s) (I used 3 tbsp Raspberry and 1 tbsp Vanilla).
Add half and half.
Garnish with whipped topping.
talian Sodas are ridiculously easy to make. First you want to fill a tall glass full of ice. Then fill it about 2/3 full with club soda.
Could you use seltzer water or sparkling mineral water instead of club soda? Absolutely. But club soda is what we use.
Next comes the syrup – about 2 to 3 tablespoons each of the Torani raspberry and peach syrups, depending on how sweet you like your Italian cream sodas. I recommend starting with a little bit less and then working your way up, tasting as you go, because the measurements will also depend on the size of your glass.
Italian Cream Soda Ingredients
- Raspberry Syrup
- Heavy Cream
- Soda Water
- Whipped Topping
These Italian Cream Sodas are easily customizable. Raspberry not your thing? Swap in strawberry, peach or vanilla syrup. Don’t have whipped cream? This Italian Soda is also delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or you can just leave it off entirely.
What flavor combination would your mom love?
Italian Cream Soda Recipe
Raspberry Cream Italian Soda
- 2 Tablespoons Torani raspberry syrup
- 1-2 Tablespoons heavy cream (or half and half)
- 1 cup sparkling water
- Whipped topping
- Fill a tall glass with ice. Add raspberry syrup, cream and sparkling water, and stir gently to combine.
- Top with whipped topping. Enjoy!
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17 thoughts on “Raspberry Italian Cream Soda Recipe”
Italian Sodas were a childhood favorite. I have the most fond memories of having them at the tea house and always requesting more whipped cream.
Extra whipped cream is always the best Meredith!
Wow this looks amazing. I would probably add some champagne. 😉
That sounds amazing Brianne! Everything is better with champagne in my book 😉
I used to get Shirley Temples every time I went out to eat for a special meal. But these are so pretty—no wonder you favor them! My preschooler would die to get one of these. Maybe we’ll surprise her on her birthday!
🙂 What a fun birthday treat Catherine!
I used to hands-down LOVE cream sodas. These sound and look great. I totally love that your mom is a fan of these (but yes, weird you have such a wine love and she doesn’t!!). Happy mother’s day to her!!
I’m a huge fan of all fancy drinks… including italian sodas! I love making my own syrups and creating my own. I had been planning my mothers day for my mother in law and totally didn’t even think about the drinks! She isn’t a fan of alcohol either so this is a great idea! Thank you and impeccable timing!
Of course – Enjoy Jenni!
They are so pretty and easy, would be great for a festive party too.
Love the look of these! I’d probably sneak in a little shot of vanilla vodka in there too, just for good measure 😉
In all honesty – I would too Grace! Cheers 🙂
Wow this is so colourful and looks delicious!
Thank you Lucy – It’s a fun mocktail for kids and adults 🙂