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Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas

Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cream #Soda #Recipe

It’s summertime and in my house, that means it’s time for Italian Cream Sodas! My daughter just LOVES sipping on these beautiful drinks. We are experimenting with some new flavors this year. Mostly with berries, because we have so many berries, but this year, we thought it would be fun to try adding roses.

Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cream #Soda #Recipe

The syrup is really quite simple to make: it takes about 15 minutes to cook, then you let it cool for a while and strain it through a clean flour sack towel or cheesecloth. And bonus: you can blend up the mushed berries into a “sauce” that works wonderfully in baked goods.

My daughter says these Italian cream sodas have an aftertaste that tastes like pure roses.

Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas

Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas

Ingredients

    For the Syrup:
  • About 12 organic roses (or use culinary rosewater in place of water below)
  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • 1 cup water (or, if you have no organic roses available, use 1 cup culinary rosewater)
  • 1 cup sugar (or substitute sweetener of choice such as honey, agave, maple syrup, etc. ... I used 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup stevia in the raw)
  • For each soda:
  • 1/2 cup Club soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Strawberry Rose Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons fat free (or regular) half & half (we used the fat free version)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the roses by washing them to remove bugs, then pull off the petals and snip off the white part that attaches the petals to the stem (that part can be bitter, I'm told). It's best to do this outside in case there are any bugs hiding inside the flowers.
  2. Wash and cut off the tops of the strawberries, then put them in a saucepan with the water (or rosewater). Add the sugar (or other sweetener) and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until the berries are well cooked and the syrup is a beautiful strawberry red color.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the rose petals. Let the mixture cool slightly, then pour into a jar, cover and store in the refrigerator overnight or until you are ready to use the syrup.
  4. When it's time to make the sodas, strain out the berries and rose petals through a cheesecloth or flour sack, capturing the syrup in a bowl below. (You can puree the rose/berry mixture for use in baked goods like cakes or muffins ... use it like applesauce in place of oil.)
  5. Pour the syrup into a bottle and store in the fridge.
  6. To make a cream soda:
  7. Fill a tall glass mostly with ice, then add about 1/2 cup of club soda and 2 tablespoons of the syrup. The glass should be mostly full at this point. (If not, you can add more soda & syrup.) Stir it a bit to mix the syrup with the soda, then...
  8. (This is the best part!) Gently pour the half & half over the soda and watch the beautiful swirls of cream.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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After you stir up the soda, it turns a beautiful pink color.

Strawberry Rose Italian Cream Sodas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Cream #Soda #Recipe

This recipe was shared at Swap n Share Sunday, Scrumptious Sunday, Marvelous Monday, Tuesday’s TableClever Chicks BloghopChristmas in July and From the Farm Bloghop.

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24 Responses

  1. Wow, this looks so wonderful, and I love how you incorporated roses into the recipe. Yum!

    Thanks for sharing at From the Farm Blog Hop!

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

    July 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

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  3. Beautiful drink and sounds interesting with roses.
    Thanks for linking up at
    Swap N Share Sunday over at Spatulas On Parade
    Dawn

    July 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

  4. This sounds delightful so I shared it on my FB page! :) Gonna try this some time this summer, for sure.

    July 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm

  5. My son loves italian cream sodas and he is going to love this one! Thank you so much for sharing,,it’s in my to do list for this week!
    Hugs,
    Lizy
    P.S. Came over from Dawn’s Spatulas on Parade Party!

    July 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  6. What a lovely drink! Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinning and sharing on social media!

    July 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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  8. Not only pretty but sounds amazingly good! Found on Spatulas on Parade :)

    Please stop over and link up at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party, we’d love to share this:
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    July 8, 2013 at 8:14 am

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  11. What a delicious drink. Thanks for sharing this recipe with Foodie Friends Friday Christmas in July. The strawberry rose cream soda looks so festive and would make a great addition to any holiday table.

    July 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm

  12. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful, scrumptious looking recipe! We have chosen it as one of our favorites on From The Farm Blog Hop #41. We’ve PINed it and shared it on facebook too. Thanks for linking up! We’ll see you next time.
    Leona from http://www.myhealthygreenfamily.com
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    July 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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  17. This looks so refreshing!

    May 22, 2015 at 6:15 am

    • Ann

      Thank you! We make a different flavor every year. My daughter just loves them.

      May 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

  18. Looks so refreshing and delicious, Ann!Summer-perfect!

    May 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

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  20. Looks so refreshing! Sharing on FB!!

    April 17, 2016 at 11:51 am

    • Ann

      Thank you, Christina! My daughter and I just LOVE making these every summer. :)

      April 21, 2016 at 12:11 am

  21. I’m in love with these beautiful Italian Cream Soda’s! Can’t wait to make them for my kids! Nettie

    August 11, 2016 at 6:35 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Nettie! You’re going to love them. :)

      August 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm