Friday, March 25, 2011
Homemade Cream Soda
I am completely addicted to homemade cream soda! It used to be a treat that Ross and I both enjoyed on the rare occasion we were out to eat somewhere that happened to have real cream sodas. Now we often enjoy making our homemade version after dinner, its so good its almost like dessert. I adapted the recipe just a bit from this one. Make the vanilla syrup ahead of time:
2 cups cane sugar (regular sugar is ok too, but the cane sugar gives a better flavor)
1 cup water
Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves and mixture turns somewhat clear.
Add 1 Tbs vanilla and then let it all just sit in the saucepan and cool.
Store your syrup in a jar in the fridge.
To make a glass of cream soda, use 3 Tbs syrup. Pour in 3/4-1 cup club soda, enough to almost fill the glass. Add a couple of ice cubes and a splash of heavy whipping cream. Gently stir and enjoy. Try your best not to suck it down all in one big gulp! Sooo tasty!
We carbonate our own water for this recipe, using our Soda Stream home soda machine. Club soda purchased from the store works just as well. Be sure and try our ginger ale recipe too. Let me know what you think. :)