3-Ingredient Homemade Cream Soda | How to Make Cream Soda

July 9, 2021
Craving cream soda? Save yourself a trip to the store and make your own Homemade Cream Soda at home! With just 3 simple ingredients, you can whip up a quick and easy homemade cream soda that's pretty spot-on with the store-bought.

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I don't know about you, but I'm a total sucker for a tall glass of cream soda. There's just something about its fizzy sweet vanilla flavor I adore. It's a perfect sweet sippin' treat for a hot summer day. But then, I'm not picky -- I'll drink one just about any day, hot or not.

Cream soda as we know it in the United States is a light golden brown, sweet, carbonated soft drink flavored with vanilla. Not to be confused with Italian cream sodas that contain cream along with their various flavorings and carbonated water, today's cream soda actually contains no cream at all.

So if it doesn't have any actual cream, why is cream soda called "cream" soda then? Well, the story goes its name came to be because it tastes much like vanilla ice cream.  There's also talk that some of the early versions of cream soda may actually have contained cream. Cream soda's true origin and original "formula," however, are pretty unclear.

In its simplest form, cream soda is a mix of three ingredients -- carbonated soda water, vanilla extract, and some form of sweetener. 

And those three ingredients are exactly what's needed to make this homemade cream soda version. In this case, maple syrup is the sweetener of choice -- which in addition to bringing the sweetness, also brings fabulous depth of flavor.

So grab your vanilla extract and maple syrup to create and enjoy your own version of this tasty drink. Because it's easy to whip up a quick homemade cream soda that's pretty spot-on with the store-bought!

It's easy to whip up a quick homemade cream soda that's pretty spot-on with the store-bought!


Homemade Cream Soda Ingredients:

It takes just three simple ingredients to make homemade cream soda. To whip up a glass or two, you'll need:

  • Club soda - Serves at the base of the homemade cream soda and brings the bubbly carbonation.

  • Vanilla extract - Creates cream soda's characteristic vanilla flavor. Use pure vanilla extract (not imitation) for the best flavor.

  • Maple syrup - Serves as the cream soda's sweetener, as well as brings fabulous depth of flavor. Use 100% pure maple syrup for the best result.

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How to Make Homemade Cream Soda:

The steps for how to make homemade cream soda are super easy.

Simply place a bit of maple syrup and vanilla extract in a tall glass and stir until they're well combined. Then slowly pour in 8 to 12 ounces of club soda. Use 8 ounces if you prefer a syrupy-sweet cream soda. For a less sweet drink, use 12 ounces of club soda.

Gently stir everything together, and add ice as desired. Then you're good to go to sip away.

Super easy, right?

Homemade Cream Soda Image

So if you're a cream soda lover like me, grab some vanilla extract, maple syrup, and club soda to create and enjoy your own homemade version of this tasty drink. Because it's truly simple to whip up a quick and easy homemade cream soda that's pretty spot-on with the store-bought!

Which makes it a perfect sweet sippin' treat for a hot summer day. Or for any day, for that matter.

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Beverages
American
Yield: 1 drink
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
3-Ingredient Homemade Cream Soda

3-Ingredient Homemade Cream Soda

Craving cream soda? Save yourself a trip to the store and make your own Homemade Cream Soda at home! With just 3 simple ingredients, you can whip up a quick and easy homemade cream soda that's pretty spot-on with the store-bought.
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place maple syrup and vanilla extract in a tall glass. Stir to combine.
  2. Slowly pour in 8 to 12 ounces club soda. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Add ice, as desired.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. 8 ounces of club soda = 1 cup, 12 ounces = 1 & 1/2 cups.
  2. Use 8 ounces of club soda if you prefer a syrupy-sweet cream soda. For a less sweet drink, use 12 ounces.
  3. Do be sure to use 100% pure maple syrup for the best flavor.


3-Ingredient Homemade Cream Soda ~ With just 3 simple ingredients, whip up a quick & easy homemade cream soda that's pretty spot-on with the store-bought. It's a perfect sweet sippin' treat for a hot summer day. -- Or for any day, for that matter.  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com



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  1. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party last week (I'm running a little late). Hope we see you there again this week!

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