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Today we’re making cremosas, otherwise known as Italian sodas. Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day. It’s like a dessert and a beverage in one.
In high school, I worked around the corner from this cute little coffee shop where I would occasionally stop in for an Italian soda, which are also called cremosas. I loved them and have since recreated versions of them several times with store bought sugary syrups.
This time I decided to make it with a fresh, from scratch strawberry syrup. um…YUM!
Let’s make some shall we?
To make the syrup, dice one pound of strawberries.
Add a layer of sugar to the top. I never measure but I would guess almost a cup.
Stir, cover, and let it sit in the fridge for about a day.
After which you have a sugary, syrupy, chunky strawberry syrup mixture. Unless you have a wide straw that can suck up the chunks of fruit in your cup, you might want to blend it up a little bit.
Now make your Italian soda or cremosa.
A few tablespoons of sauce/syrup.
A couple tablespoons of milk (any kind).
Some ice (optional).
Add clear, carbonated soda. Club soda is more traditional and is how I like it. My kids prefer 7UP.
Top it off with some whipped cream. I used the stuff from a can because it reminds me of the corner coffee shop.
Add a cute straw.
I didn’t mix it as well as I should have. Just give it a good whip and you’ll have a more homogenous mixture.
Like this one…
Beat the heat and cool down with a fun twist on just plain ole soda.
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