I was introduced to Italian Sodas from my friend Jena a couple of years ago. And I absolutely love them. They are great to have for lunch or dinner when water gets a bit boring. Shhh….don’t tell anyone. One of my favorite Italian sodas is
but lately I’ve wanted to experiment with Italian Cream Sodas which is usually just adding heavy whipping cream or half and half to your choice of fruit and club soda. My latest version is this Blueberry Italian Cream Soda.
1 pound organic blueberries, washed (frozen unsweetened blueberries would work too)
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar (or you can use a sugar/stevia mix … I think honey or another sweetener would work well too)
Put all the syrup ingredients in a saucepan and heat over medium high heat until mixture boils, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the berries are soft and mushy. Strain through a cheesecloth into a bowl, then funnel the sweet syrup into a bottle, cover and put it in the fridge to cool.
For each soda, to your glass add:
1 cup Club soda
2 Tablespoons of the Blueberry Syrup
2 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream (or half & half)