Rosemary Plum Italian Cream Sodas
A creamy, bubbly, fruity homemade soda that is perfect for folks of any age. Children will go wild over these, adults can slip a little vodka or other alcohol of their choice in there. It’s a little colorful, swirly magic with a flavor that makes your taste buds sing.
I know it’s October and it’s late to be posting soda recipes, but we’re having a bit of late summer here in October and I think there’s still time for a bubbly creamy treat, right?
You see, I inherited a bunch of beautiful plums from my dad’s prolific tree this summer. There are still plums about, aren’t there? There are still plums in my fridge, although some are starting to seriously fade. I made the syrup for these sodas back when the plums were fresh off the tree — because there were SO many and we were looking for more ways to use this gorgeous fruit.
The plums don’t have to be fresh off the tree for this recipe, though. They can be bruised and old … making a syrup for sodas is a great way to use up fruit that is past its prime. Which reminds me, I just happen to have some plums in my fridge right now that are well past their prime. Maybe I need to make some more syrup …
- 6 large plums, pitted and cut into quarters
- 1 small sprig of rosemary
- 1/2 cup brown sugar Stevia in the Raw
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup (or substitute more stevia + 1/2 cup water)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
- Club soda
- 1 shot simple syrup
- 1 shot fat free half & half
- Put the simple syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 15 - 20 minutes or until the plums are very soft and have released their juices. Let the syrup sit for a while to cool.
- To make a soda: fill a glass most of the way with ice, then pour in club soda to fill about 3/4 of the glass. Pour in a shot of the syrup, stir and taste ... if not sweet enough, add a little more syrup. Then for the magic part: in a slow stream, add the cream and watch the beautiful swirls. Stir and enjoy!
You'll get the best swirls in a hurricane style glass or other glass with curves.
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