Italian soda is a drink made from carbonated water, sugar (usually in the form of a syrup) and flavoring.
The flavoring is often a fruit flavor such as strawberry or blueberry, a dessert flavor such as chocolate or an aperitif flavor such as amaretto.
A variation on the Italian soda includes cream or half-and-half poured on top of the mixed soda. This is sometimes called a creamosa or Italian cream soda, or a French soda.
The flavoring for Italian soda can be made at home or purchased already made. Italian soda did not originate in Italy, as you might expect, but was invented in the United States by Italian Americans.
Read on to learn how to make Italian soda. [Read more…]