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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Easy Italian Cream Sodas

San Diego was hot last night.  The high yesterday was 96.  Which, admittedly, isn't as hot as some places, but hot for us.

We were looking for something refreshing to drink.  And, tired of Diet Coke for once, I thought about Italian Sodas... and dreamed up this:

Italian Cream Sodas

  • 16 ounces of sparkling water
  • 1 single serving packet of water flavoring such as Crystal Light
  • 4 tablespoons fat free half-and-half
  • Whipped cream to top


Add half of the flavor powder to each of two glasses. 

(Traditionally, Italian Sodas are made with syrup and carbonated water, and served over ice.  I didn't have any flavored syrup, but I did have Crystal Light!)

Divide the sparkling water between the two glasses.

Stir gently until the powder is dissolved.  Ad two tablespoons of the half-and-half to each glass and stir.  Top with whipped cream.  Enjoy!

This was a surprisingly quick, refreshing and delicious drink!  And I made it with ingredients we already had in the house.

Have you ever tried Italian Sodas?

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