June 2, 2010

Summertime Italian Soda

Italian Sodas are one of my favorite summer drinks.  They are a hit with kids too.  My niece and nephews always request one when they come for a visit.  The flavor possibilities are endless.  World Market has an excellent selection of Torani syrups.  My favorite combination is raspberry and vanilla.  Kiwi and strawberry mixed together is quite tasty too :)

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Ingredients:

Torani syrup
Club Soda
Half & Half

 

Fill cup with ice and add club soda. 

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Pour desired amount of flavored syrup and stir. 

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If you want to take your Italian Soda to the next level of yumminess, add some half & half.  I am a huge fan of Shatto milk.  If you live in the Kansas City area you have to give it a try.  Their root beer milk is ridiculously good.

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It's crucial you add the half & half as the last step.  If you pour club soda over cream it turns into a bubbly mess, trust me :)

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Take your drink out to the patio and sit back and relax!

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28 comments:

Jolyn said...

Emily hi there, this sounds really refreshing..I will be trying some of this..Thanks for the post. Have a great rest of the week.
Jolyn

Alisa said...

We love Italian soda...especially with cream! We get them when we go to Johnny Carinos. yum!

Every time we go there I think about looking up how to make them and trying it at home so thanks for the recipe! {Plus I can always use an excuse to go to World Market}

Jen said...

Hi! Fun recipe! I think I could impress some folks around here with this!
Thanks!

Jen said...

Hi! I hung around to read some earlier posts. I spy a Jimmy Johns sub on the table. My favorite sub in the world! Yum!
And that little Stanley is oh so precious!

kim said...

My my that looks yummy. We don't have that half and half here. Wish we did the bottle is too cute. I will have to go to World Market to get some of this stuff to try.

Debbie said...

My family would love this drink....I am going to look for that half and half...we do not have it here...I love World Market. Thanks I am going to try this drink YUM!~

The Starr Family said...

This looks crazy good!!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh we love these too - and you have to add the cream - it's just not the same with out it! I'll have to give it a try with the vanilla - we usually just use the berry flavors but that sounds mighty tasty. :)

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

Oh man, I can't wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

becca said...

yum! that looks awesome.

Kristi said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! :) And this looks fantastic! I am going to have to try this! Right underneath this post is your post of ham, egg and cheese english muffin, going there NOW! YUM :)
Kristi

alissa said...

Yum! I love Italian soda but I've never made one myself. I usually get them at the coffee shop near my office and every time I get one I wonder why I am not making them myself because they are ridiculously expensive! I'm so glad you posted this Emily! I'll be making one this weekend for sure.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

We love Italian sodas around here. Raspberry is the best too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice note.
How do you round the edges of your photos? It looks so nice that way.
Blessings,
Marcia

Erin said...

Looks way yummy! I've never had italian soda. I'll have to try it sometime.

Smart Mommy said...

that looks really good. I'm going to have to try it.

Suzanne said...

Sounds deeelicious! FYI, you are on my DIY blogroll! :)

AshTreeCottage said...

Another great recipe I need to try. Thank you!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Lindsay said...

Stopping by from the shabby nest! LOVE your blog. Look forward to following you :)

Allison said...

OOO... this sounds yummy!

Thanks for your comment! The trifle is so simple that it is a great one to start with besides the fact that it is OH SO GOOD! :)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...that looks delicious! Oh an isn't that Stanley cute!

Janean said...

we were going to take our grandchildren to tour shatto dairy this summer! i've never tried it, but will give your easy, simple and yummy-sounding drink a try!!!!

suzanne said...

This sounds perfect for a hot, steamy day like today! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. I love your blog as well!

Angela said...

Mmm the drink looks delish! I just made a smoothie this afternoon myself. I miss World Market in Omaha. Can't believe they left us. KC is one of my most fave towns to visit!

Amber said...

oh yummy that looks good! I had forgotten that World Market sells Torani. Thanks!

Brandi said...

I love this idea. We make smoothies alot, but this would be a nice change. :)

Room to Inspire said...

It has been too long since I have had an Italian soda - I will be adding these items to my grocery list for sure!

Chelsea

Wendy said...

This looks so good! We can't wait to try it!!
Wendy

Kansas Amy said...

Well, I guess you must live pretty close... I LOVE Shatto milk!