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Raspberry Lime Italian Soda Recipe

Italian cream sodas are a super popular drink! Today I’m sharing my Raspberry Lime Italian Soda recipe featuring homemade raspberry syrup!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword beverage, drink, Italian soda, lime, raspberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com

Ingredients

  • Homemade Raspberry Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
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  • Raspberry Lime Italian Soda Recipe:
  • Ice, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons homemade raspberry syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (from the wedge of one lime)
  • 6 ounces club soda or sparkling water
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • Whipped cream, optional for serving
  • Fresh raspberries, optional for serving
  • Lime wedges, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. To make homemade raspberry syrup: Stir together sugar, water and raspberries in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once simmering, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove syrup from heat and cool completely. Place a small wire mesh strainer over a small bowl. Pour cooled syrup into strainer and press through with the back of a spoon. Use homemade raspberry syrup immediately or store in a food storage container or glass jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  3. To make Raspberry Lime Italian Soda: Fill drinking glass with ice. Add 2 tablespoons homemade raspberry syrup. Add the fresh lime juice and sparkling water. Top drink with 1 tablespoon half and half and garnish with whipped cream, fresh raspberries and a lime wedge; if desired.

Recipe Notes

Homemade raspberry syrup recipe makes enough for approximately 6 Italian sodas.