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glass mug filled with strawberry italian cream soda with a straw

Homemade Italian Cream Sodas

  • Author: Amanda
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10-15 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This homemade Italian soda recipe is perfect for a fun fizzy drink that both kids and adults will enjoy. Homemade fresh fruit simple syrups are combined with club soda and topped off with cream for a deliciously refreshing treat!



Lemon Simple Syrup (yields approximately 3 cups)

  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, approximately 3 lemons
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest, approximately 3 lemons

Orange Simple Syrup (yields approximately 4 cups)

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice, approximately 3 large oranges
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest, approximately 3 large oranges

Strawberry Simple Syrup (yields approximately 2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups chopped strawberries, approximately 1 pound

Italian Cream Sodas

  • club soda
  • heavy cream
  • ice


Fresh Fruit Simple Syrup

  1. Combine ingredients for the preferred flavor of simple syrup in a medium pot and stir to combine.
  2. Heat on the stove top over medium high heat until the mixture just starts to boil. Reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain fruit or zest from the syrup and allow it to cool in the refrigerator completely. 

Italian Sodas

  1. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice and pour approximately 1/4 cup of the flavored simple syrup on top of it.
  2. Add about 1/2 cup of club soda and top with 1/4 cup heavy cream.
  3. Stir with a straw or spoon to combine and serve.


  • Quantities for simple syrup, club soda, and heavy cream can be adjusted based on preferences.  
  • Category: Dessert, Drinks
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: orange, lemon, strawberry, simple syrup, italian soda, italian cream soda, mocktail, non-alcoholic drink