homemade italian cream sodas

Homemade Fruit Italian Cream Soda

Sharing is caring!

Refreshing, creamy and very fruity, Homemade Fruit Cream Soda is the perfect drink on a hot day! Plus it’s made with fresh fruit and they are only 4 ingredients!

Homemade Italian Soda on a Table

If you love to make your own drinks, you’ll love this two ingredient pineapple ice or this fun copycat sonic ocean water from our sister site.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The most delicious way to cool off in the hot summer sun, or the perfect treat on a cold winter’s night. It doesn’t matter what time of year you enjoy these, they are amazing!
  • They only need FOUR ingredients and one of those ingredients is actually FRESH fruit of your choice.
  • It’s always fun to make things at home. You save money that way, and the homemade version is usually much better than the store-bought version.
Cool view of four flavors of homemade italian cream sodas

What are the best flavors of Italian Cream Soda?

While I truly believe this is a bit subjective, any fresh fruit you enjoy can be made into a delicious Italian Cream Soda. Our favorites are:

  • strawberry
  • blueberry
  • pineapple
  • raspberry
  • watermelon
  • canteloupe
  • mango
  • cherry
  • apple
  • grape
Four Flavors of homemade italian cream sodas

Do you need Torani Syrup to make this?

No Torani syrup is in this recipe at all. This is about as homemade as you can get, since you will basically making your own syrup.

And even with that, this recipe doesn’t take too long to make at all.

Plus you can make up the syrups ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. This means you can make your sodas anytime you want them.

homemade italian cream sodas

What is the difference between Italian Soda and Italian Cream Soda?

Only one thing – half and half or any type of cream. A traditional Italian Soda is a sparkling soda. Whereas an Italian Cream Soda has half and half or an added cream.

These sodas here are Italian Cream Sodas, but you could technically leave out the cream and enjoy them as traditional Italian Soda!

Recipe for Italian Cream Sodas

homemade italian cream sodas

Homemade Italian Cream Soda

Refreshing, creamy and very fruity, Homemade Fruit Cream Soda is the perfect drink on a hot day! Plus it’s made with fresh fruit and they are only 4 ingredients!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


To Make Homemade Fruit Syrup

  • 1.5-2 cups fruit chopped
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup warm water

To Make the Sodas

  • 4 tablespoons Homemade Fruit Syrup
  • 4 ounces Club Soda or Carbonated Water
  • 1-2 tablespoons half and half cream
  • ice to fill the glass


To Make Homemade Fruit Syrup

  • In a pan on the stove top on high, add 1 cup of warm water and 1 cup of sugar and stir them together until melted and combined.
  • Add the fruit and bring it to a boil. Boil for about a minute and then turn down to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Strain the liquid and discard the fruit. Allow the syrup to cool completely before using. Can be stored in the fridge in sealed jar for 2 weeks.

To Make the Sodas:

  • Fill your glass to the top with ice. Pour 4 Tablespoons of the fruit syrup in over the ice. Add the carbonated water or club soda filling it about ¾ full. Now add a tablespoons or more of the cream. To be honest, it goes a long way.
  • Stir when you're ready to drink and voila!
Keyword easy drink recipes, easy recipes

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.