Deliver a festive beverage with a fruity flavor, creamy texture, and pretty lavender hue with a batch of Blueberry Italian Cream Soda drinks. It’s a winning choice for any warm weather gathering.
The temps are climbing here in Phoenix, and I know they’ve been crawling to higher digits around the country, too. If you haven’t had an Italian cream soda before, what are you waiting for? They make a refreshing treat, for sure.
Leave the store-bought syrups on the shelves and take advantage of the season to make your own blueberry simple syrup – the base for your Blueberry Italian Cream Soda.
Now is the time to try these tasty Blueberry Italian Cream Soda drinks that you can easily make at home! Can you imagine? I used to think these pretty, fruity drinks were only available in a restaurant or coffee shop.
Berries are starting to pop up at the markets, and soon we’ll be enjoying these seasonal goodies in everything from salads to salsas to desserts. Check out my Sheet Pan Blueberry-Balsamic Glazed Salmon for a main dish that is delicious!
And if you’re looking for a sweet treat, these Chocolate Almond Blueberry Bites are perfect to toss in a bag and enjoy on the run.
Blueberries are a favorite of mine, and they’re definitely a delight in Italian cream sodas. As we transition from one season to the next, don’t forget to take advantage of what’s on hand, like oranges. I’ve been making a lot of these Fresh Orange Juice & Ginger Smoothies. They’re a great morning option!
These drinks look like dessert in a glass with their deep blue hue and crown of fluffy whipped topping. What could be better than a beautiful, fresh, and easy-to-make drink that will impress at any gathering?
Try these Blueberry Italian Cream Soda drinks soon to celebrate the season! They make a fabulous treat for any occasion.
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Yields Makes 4 drinks
5 based on 7 review(s)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 6 ounces blueberries
- Zest of 1/2 small lemon
- 8 ounces half and half (about 2 ounces per drink)
- 24 ounces plain club soda (about 6 ounces per drink)
- Whipped topping for garnish
- Add the sugar and water to a sauce pan over high heat. Stir to help dissolve the sugar, and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Add the blueberries and lemon zest. Stir. Reduce the heat to simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. The blueberries should burst as the mixture simmers.
- Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool. When cool, strain to separate the liquid from the blueberries (don’t smash the blueberries as you strain the mixture). Save the blueberry remains for a smoothie or toss in some yogurt.
- Fill a 12-ounce glass about halfway with ice cubes. Add 2 ounces of the blueberry syrup to the glass.
- Add 6 ounces of club soda to the glass, then about 2 ounces of half and half.
- Garnish with whipped topping and serve with a straw.
- Stir and enjoy.