As a kid I loved when my mom would go to the coffee shop because I would get to drink my favorite drink as well, Strawberry Italian Cream Sodas! The fizziness of the bubbles, the sweetness of the strawberry syrup and the smooth, creaminess of the heavy cream blended together in perfect bliss! Plus, my favorite food group of all time is whipped cream, which was sometimes offered on top, sending me to soda heaven. This Italian Cream Soda Recipe is a great way to enjoy the summer.
As an adult I have often missed these sweet drinks, but most of the time if I do happen to indulge, the bloated tummy from the combination of the bubbles and the heaviness of cow heavy whipping cream is decidedly not worth the sugar. Enter easy-to-digest and lighter goat cream. Yummm. Whether you take a short cut and buy a coffee syrup pre-made or you spend the time making your own syrup from nature’s Summer bounty, this lighter version will allow you and your kids to indulge in a hot weather treat and make new memories to savor.
This recipe uses our Goat Milk Cream flakes rehydrated with water, for cream any time! Goat Milk Cream has smaller fat globules than cow cream, is higher in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), and because it comes from grass-fed goats, it contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and some omega-3s. Most people who can’t do cow dairy do really well with goat dairy. The cream flakes also go great blended in coffee as a creamer.
I used Cascade Mountain Spring Sparkling Water instead of the traditional club soda, as it was a clean base without any additives. You could also use one of the various flavored varieties of sparkling water available, like Waterloo, for an extra flavor burst. You could use the Waterloo black cherry with a homemade cherry syrup to enhance the cherry flavor and add sweetness. I used homemade cherry syrup (made with Strawberry Rainier cherries) in the picture above. Or, you could also combine two flavors with less sugar if you wanted to get a flavored water and use a different flavored fruit syrup.
There are three steps to this recipe: making the fruit syrup (or simply buy a fruit flavored coffee syrup), blending the goat cream with water in the blender, and combining them together for the soda!
Without further ado, here is the Italian Cream Soda Recipe:Print Print