Looking for some Italian soda flavors? In this post we share a list with all the ideas you need to make the most delicious Italian sodas ever
There are times when we know exactly what we want to eat, but we want a different drink than the usual soft drink you can get at the supermarket or from your favorite fast food place.
Something fresh, bubbly and unusual on our palate. Simply something new.
It’s at this point that Italian soda is exactly what you are looking for: A drink prepared with carbonated water and natural fruit syrup, which allows you a greater variety of flavors so that you can choose the one that best accompanies your favorite meal or mood.
What I love the most about Italian soda is that you can go with the juice clear version, or if you are feeling a little bit special you can pick an Italian cream soda that’s incredibly good as well.
Lets learn more about what Italian soda
Italian soda was actually invented in the United States by Italian immigrants, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre, founders of the San Francisco Torani company.
In 1925, they launched their “Italian soft drink” which became very popular and was quickly imitated by the competition (and with reason, the drink was A-MA-ZING!)
Italian soda is always better when it’s made by hand. It is very easy to prepare, its three main ingredients are:
- Carbonated water
- Natural fruit syrup
The syrups come in a variety of flavors, including fruit, spice, and emulations of popular drinks like Chai. basically there’s a syrup for every single mood and every single craving.
Despite its origins outside of Italy, the idea is believed to have come from a very similar drink popular with some Italians. A non-alcoholic beverage made from the juice of myrtifolia, a citrus fruit native to Italy.
Italian soda is very versatile. It can be made in practically any flavor, so it is ideal to accompany any dish, you just need to choose the right syrup.
In addition, other elements that complement your drink can be added, such as a scoop of ice cream, regardless of whether it is water or milk based, to make it the floating soda that we all love. Another popular option is to add natural fruit, to give it a more refreshing flair.
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What does Italian soda taste like
It really depends on the drink you are ordering. If you are ordering a traditional Italian soda the drink is refreshing and bubbly and has a flavor similar to a more custom made soft drink. The flavor is going to vary a lot depending on the syrup you are using.
If, on the other hand, you order an Italian cram soda, then the end result is going to be more similar to an ice cream float. It’s more creamy and decadent than the original recipe.
What are the best Italian soda flavors
The best thing about Italian soda is that you can customize it to (almost) a million different flavor combinations.
So I’m going to be sharing with you some of the most popular ideas as well as some combos you need to try if you love this type of drink.
Lemon is the OG, the original flavor you can find at almost everywhere and there’s a reason for that. This Italian soda is to die for. It’s the ultimate refreshing drink to have on a hot Summer afternoon.
I love to serve a lemon Italian soda with lemon wedges to give it a natural touch but you don’t have to do it.
Cherry is another popular option when it comes to Italian soda flavors. You can think of thins drink as a balanced tart and sweet option.
What’s really cool about this drink is that’s not only delicious but it also has a really beutiful and bold color.
I mean lime Italian soda is also another really popular option. Slightly more tart than the lemon one I really enjoy it with the traditional variety of Italian sodas (the ones that come without cream or ice cream).
Add some lime wedges and some mint sprigs and you got yourself a fancy mocktail everyone will love.
More Italian soda flavors
Coconut Italian soda is simply delicious! I love this flavor for an Italian cream soda and it’s definitely perfect for tropical drinks.
It’s creamy, velvety, perfectly sweet and delicious for pretty much anyone.
OMG the ultimate refreshing drink! A peppermint Italian soda is a dream for anyone that¿s looking for something extra refreshing and flavorful.
it’s also delicious with both the classic and the cream varieties so if you like minty treats then you need to stock up on this syrup.
If you are looking for something that’s a little bit more out of the box then you need chai syrup in your life. This Italian soda is spicy, sweet and herby and perfect for a Fall or Winter day.
Can we just agree that drinks made with raspberry are to die for? Honestly there’s nothing like a good raspberry Italian soda if you are craving something fruit and sour then this is the perfect syrup for you.
Take it up a notch and combine raspberry syrup with strawberry and you just got yourself a very berry Italian soda that’s to die for.
Say what? Can you have a piña colada style soda? Yes! The trick is to combine two different syrups: pineapple and coconut. Add a splash of coconut cream and you just got yourself something that’s very similar to the real deal.
Orange or orangesicle
Add some orange syrup and you just made the perfect Italian soda to enjoy during a hot morning.
However if you are feeling like going the extra mile add the orange syrup + a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yes, you can thank me later.
Ok maybe this recommendation is hitting a little bit too close to home because I honestly love mango a lot and on pretty much everything and a Mango Italian soda is no exception.
This is one of the easiest to make because you only need syrups and it’s really good! Mix your carbonated water add a pump of strawberry syrup and a pump of lemon syrup and mix everything with a generous scoop of ice and you are all set.
The unofficial Summer fruit! There’s nothing like a good peach syrup to make any day pop. The great thing about this syrup is that it goes delicious with the traditional and the cream versions.
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Frequently asked questions about Italian soda
Yes! You are using carbonated water as the base to make so it’s actually like most sodas.
The difference is that Italian soda only has carbonated water, syrup and ice, while cream soda also has cream or ice cream added to the mix resulting in a float style treat.