Blueberry Italian Soda
You can make this Blueberry Italian Soda recipe at home with only a handful of ingredients. This drink is the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day, a party, or any time in between!
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If you are craving a creamy, bubbly, and flavorful drink then you have to try one of these Blueberry Italian Sodas! And, let’s be honest, anything with whipped cream on top is bound to be good, am I right???
What is an Italian Soda?
According to Wikipedia: “Despite the name, this drink originated in the US, not in Italy. The name is due to it being a form of Italian soda. Italian cream soda is usually made of a mixture of carbonated water, vanilla syrup, and added half and half or cream.”
Despite the name, Italian sodas actually originated in San Francisco by an Italian couple in 1925. Ever since the name and flavor profile has become popular all over.
How to Make a Blueberry Italian Soda
First, prepare a tall glass with fresh ice. Pour in the blueberry syrup followed by the heavy cream. Slowly pour in the club soda until the bubbles reach the top of the glass.
You can serve layered or mix together with a spoon. Top with whipped cream and fresh blueberries. Serve immediately.
How to Make Blueberry Simple Syrup
Blueberry Simple Syrup is easy to make and you can use fresh or frozen blueberries. Simply bring blueberries, sugar, and water to a boil. Stir and mash the berries with a masher.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to steep as it cools for at least 1 hour. Strain the solids from the liquid and you have Blueberry Simple Syrup. For the full recipe, check out my post HERE.
Italian Soda Flavors
The great thing about Italian sodas is that the flavors are endless, here are a few ideas:
Make this an Italian Cream Soda
Although the cream in this drink makes it, well…creamy, you can also add an extra flavor boost by adding cream soda to the drink instead of just club soda. Cream soda will add a layer of vanilla flavor as well as a little more sweetness.
Tools You May Need to Make Italian Soda
These versatile glasses by Libbey are the perfect design for fun Italian sodas. And, if you are making these for the kiddos, try this plastic version, also by Libbey (yes, these are both beer glasses, but that doesn’t mean you can only put beer in them!).
Fun paper straws are always a must when making Italian Sodas and they are biodegradable too! Check out this set of different designs and colors.
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- 2 ounces blueberry simple syrup
- 1 ounce heavy whipping cream or half and half
- 4-8 ounces club soda
- whipped cream optional
- blueberries for garnish
- Prepare a tall glass with fresh ice.
- First, pour in the blueberry syrup, then the heavy cream.
- Slowly pour in the club soda until the bubbles reach the top of the glass.
- You can serve layered or stir with a spoon first. Top with whipped cream and fresh blueberries. Serve immediately.
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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