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Boozy Italian Cream Soda

October 24, 2021 | Updated July 14, 2022 | Laura

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A boozy and creamy Italian cream soda! This cocktail is made with a simple homemade vanilla simple syrup, heavy cream, whipped cream vodka, and topped with club soda. This bubbly sweet drink is perfect for those hot summer months. It's also a fun drink during the Halloween season due to it's ghost-like appearance!

Italian Cream Soda with Alcohol

Sweet, Vanilla-flavored, and Boozy

There was a time in my life that I was obsessed with Italian Cream Sodas. Others would go to the coffee shops to get the iced coffee, and all I wanted was a homemade soda.

One day I decided to figure out how to make the refreshing drink at home, and they really could not be easier to create. Best news ever!

All you really need is simple ingredients- some sugar, cream, and bubbly water. You can add whatever flavors to the simple syrup and make it your own. I usually just go for vanilla though. It's simple and oh so tasty.

Then I had an idea for cream soda cocktails! This specific recipe has whipped cream vodka to make it extra flavorful and boozy! Such a tasty treat!

Boozy Vanilla Cream Soda Drink Ingredients

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✽ Sugar + Water + Vanilla Extract: The sugar and water are combined to make a homemade simple syrup. Vanilla extract is added to make it vanilla-flavored simple syrup. The higher quality vanilla extract you use, the better the simple syrup will taste.

I personally like the taste of the homemade vanilla simple syrup. However, you could also use pre-made vanilla syrup as well. Torani Syrup is a popular and tasty brand of beverage syrups.

✽ Whipped Cream Vodka: Either whipped cream vodka or vanilla vodka will work here, but I prefer the whipped cream flavor more.

✽ Club Soda Water: Adds the bubbly to the soda. You can also substitute with seltzer water, sparkling water, tonic water. As long as it is carbonated, it will work so use your favorite!

✽ Heavy Cream: A bit of heavy cream will make this soda so creamy and delicious.

31 Days of Halloween

This delicious recipe is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. During the spooky season, I like to call it 'Scream Soda'. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check out 31 Days of Halloween for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!

Boozy Italian Cream Soda Recipe

How to Make Boozy Italian Cream Soda with Vodka

➊ To make the vanilla simple syrup, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan. Put over medium heat, and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves.

As soon as the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and add in 1/2 Tablespoon of vanilla extract. Let cool for about 15 minutes.

βž‹ In a tall glass filled with ice, add 2 ounces whipped cream vodka, 1 ounce of the prepared vanilla simple syrup, and then 12 ounces of club soda. Give it a quick stir then add in 1 ounce of heavy cream. Mix well. Cheers!

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Boozy Italian Cream Soda Questions

✽ Can I make a different flavor besides vanilla?

Yes! You can flavor your homemade simple syrup with any kind of extract. There's so many flavor possibilities! Or you can buy premade flavored syrup, such as Torani syrups, and use those as well.

You could also try different flavors of vodka to change up the flavor profile of this drink.

✽ What's the difference between club soda, seltzer water, sparkling water, and tonic water?

Seltzer water is plain water with carbon dioxide added to it. A lot of the flavored bubbly waters you buy at the grocery stores are seltzer waters.

Club soda is water with carbon dioxide added to it as well, but it also has potassium bicarbonate and potassium sulfate added to it.

Sparkling mineral water is made with natural spring water and has naturally occurring minerals in it. Sometimes it is naturally carbonated and sometimes carbon dioxide is added as well to increase the bubbliness.

Tonic water is carbonated water that has quinine and sugar added.

While you may prefer one's taste over the other, any of these will provide the carbonation we are looking for in this Italian cream soda recipe.

Vodka Italian Cream Soda

Boozy Italian Cream Soda

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Cooling Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

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A boozy and creamy Italian cream soda! This cocktail is made with a simple homemade vanilla simple syrup, heavy cream, whipped cream vodka, and topped with club soda. This bubbly sweet cocktail is the perfect summer drink. I also love it during the Halloween season due to it's ghost-like appearance!

*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*


For the Vanilla Simple Syrup:

β€’ 1/2 cup sugar
β€’ 1/2 cup water
β€’ 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract

For the Cocktail:

β€’ 2 ounces whipped cream vodka
β€’ 1 ounce vanilla simple syrup
β€’ 12 ounces club soda
β€’ 1 ounce heavy cream


➊ Make the Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat just until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Let cool for 15 minutes.
βž‹ Make the Cocktail: In a large cocktail glass with ice, add whipped cream vodka and vanilla simple syrup. Pour in club soda, and give it a stir. Lastly, stir in heavy cream.


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Category: Cocktails, Summer, Halloween Cuisine: American
Keywords: italian soda, simple recipes, halloween cocktail, cream soda cocktail, easy cocktails, Italian soda recipe

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October 24, 2021 by Laura Ehlers

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