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Blueberry Italian Cream Soda

March 14, 2013 by  
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I was unable to pass up on all the lovely berries on sale at our supermarket this week. My kiddos absolutely love fresh fruit, and fresh berries are one of their very favorite treats. They’re such a healthy alternative to some of their other favorite treats, so I take advantage of sales whenever I can. This week, we splurged a bit, and I made them a not-so-healthy Italian cream soda using fresh blueberries as the base. The blueberry syrup is super simple to make, and it will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

The cream soda recipe isn’t really an exact science. It depends on the size of the glass you’re using, and how sweet and fruity you prefer your cream soda.


Blueberry Italian Cream Soda

  • 1 C fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C water
  • Ice
  • Seltzer Water
  • Half and Half

To make the syrup: place water and syrup in a small saucepan and bring to a boil until the sugar dissolves. Add the blueberries, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 25 minutes. Remove from heat, and strain over a heat proof bowl. Discard the berries (or use them as a topping for pancakes or ice cream). Allow the syrup to cool completely.

To make Italian soda: fill a glass with ice. Fill 1/4 of the way with blueberry syrup. Add seltzer water, leaving a bit of room at the top for half and half. Add a small amount of half and half. Stir to combine, and serve immediately.

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