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Frozen Strawberry Cream Soda

February 26, 2021 | Updated July 12, 2022 | Laura

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While this homemade frozen strawberry cream soda is perfect during those hot summer months, I like to drink it all year long. The creaminess from the milk and whipping cream, the fizziness from the carbonated water, the sweetness of the strawberries, and the deliciousness of the vanilla all combine together to make a very tasty treat.

Frozen Strawberry Italian Cream Soda Recipe

Frozen strawberries for the win.

Last week in Texas was a doozy. There was frigid temperatures, power outages, snow, ice, bursting water pipes, you name it.

So when Sunday rolled around with 75 degree weather and the sun shining, we had to soak it up the most that we could. Of course that includes drinking something fancy. I'm a fun drink junkie so whenever I can create a new special drink, I'm in my element.

Since we were warm from our long walk throughout the neighborhoods, a nice cold drink was most needed. I remembered I still had frozen strawberries in the freezer from when I made my Bubbly Strawberry Margarita.

I love frozen strawberries. They are just like super flavorful ice cubes that turn any and all drinks into a slush. You don't even have to add ice. The strawberries do all the work!

I actually can't take too much credit for this frozen strawberry cream soda. My husband was the one that came up with the idea.. mostly. Once he mentioned it, I knew that I HAD to have it.

Have you ever had an Italian cream soda before? If not, you should definitely try one! I used to get them at our local coffee shop all the time when I was in pharmacy school for a special treat. They come in a variety of flavors, and they are so refreshing and delicious.

Frozen Strawberry Cream Soda Ingredients

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✽ Frozen Strawberries: I like to buy the pre-sliced frozen strawberries because they blend a little easier in the blender than the whole ones.

To me, the frozen strawberries make this drink extra special. You could use fresh strawberries, but you aren't going to get the same consistency. The frozen strawberries give this drink a slushy/smoothie-like consistency which makes it the perfect drink for a blistering hot summer day.

✽ Whole Milk: I like the consistency of this drink best when there's slightly more milk than cream. However, in a pinch, 1 1/4 cups of half-in-half in place of the whole milk and whipping cream will also do the trick. The drink may just be a tad bit thicker.

✽ Whipping Cream: The addition of whipping cream will make this delicious soda extra creamy.

✽ Sugar: I like to add a bit of sugar to boost up the sweetness a bit. It is a soda after all!

✽ Vanilla Extract: Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors and is the best part of this frozen drink. It really does bring all the flavors together to make a tasty concoction.

✽ Carbonated Water: Carbonated water is added to the top of the glass to make the drink bubbly. A fizzy drink is always an extra refreshing drink. You can use club soda water, seltzer water, or tonic water.

Strawberry Italian Soda

How to Make Frozen Homemade Cream Soda

This sweet drink is made with simple ingredients and really could not be any easier to make. That's why it's the PERFECT quick beverage to make to cool off from the summer sun (or winter sun, in my case!).

➊ 1 cup of frozen sliced strawberries, 3/4 cup whole milk, 1/2 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract are pureed in a blender until smooth.

βž‹ Grab two glasses, put in as much crushed ice as you desire, and fill each tall glass with half of the mixture. Lastly, top each glass off with 10-12 ounces of carbonated water!

The bubbles from the water will become creamy, and you'll get this beautiful pink drink. I like to make mine fancy by putting a strawberry on the rim and using a fun straw. Cheers!

Frozen Strawberry Cream Soda: Questions

✽ Can I use fresh strawberries instead frozen strawberries?

Yes, you can use fresh fruit. However, you will get a completely different consistency than if you use frozen. The frozen strawberries make the drink smoothie-like/icy for the perfect summer drink.

When using fresh strawberries, the drink will be more liquidy rather than icy. To make your fresh strawberry cream soda a bit more icy, you can throw a few ice cubes into the blender with the rest of the ingredients.

I do feel like the ice cubes can dilute the flavor a bit so that's why I recommend and prefer frozen strawberries for this recipe.

✽ Can you use a different frozen fruit?

Absolutely! The world is your oyster. There are so many flavor possibilities. Choose your favorite frozen fruit (or combination of favorite fruits) and enjoy all that delicious fruit flavor!

✽ Can I make this cream soda alcoholic?

Yes! Simply add 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of the liquor of your choose to the blender with the rest of the ingredients. White rum is really delicious in this drink as well as whipped cream vodka.

Or check out my recipe for a Boozy Italian Cream Soda made with whipped cream vodka and vanilla simple syrup!

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Strawberry Cream Soda Recipe

Frozen Strawberry Cream Soda

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2

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While this homemade frozen strawberry cream soda is perfect to beat the heat during the summer, I like to drink it all year long. The creaminess from the milk and whipping cream, the fizziness from the carbonated water, the sweetness of the strawberries, and the deliciousness of the vanilla all combine together to make the perfect chilly sweet treat.

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Ingredients

β€’ 1 cup frozen sliced strawberries
β€’ 3/4 cup whole milk
β€’ 1/2 cup whipping cream
β€’ 2 Tablespoons sugar
β€’ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
β€’ 10-12 ounces carbonated water
β€’ Crushed ice, for serving

Instructions

➊ Combine frozen sliced strawberries, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract into a blender. Puree until smooth.
βž‹ Put your desired amount of crushed ice into two glasses, and pour half of the strawberry mixture into each. Top the glasses off with carbonated water. Serve immediately.

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Category: Beverages, Summer Cuisine: American
Keywords: Italian cream soda recipe, summer drink recipe, homemade Italian cream sodas, festive drink, Italian soda recipe

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More Drink Recipes:

✽ Bubbly Strawberry Margarita (another bubbly strawberry drink- but with booze this time)
✽ Boozy Italian Cream Soda (whipped cream vodka is added to this cream soda for a tasty boozy treat)
✽ Chocolate-covered Strawberry Cocktail (strawberries and chocolate are meant to be together)
✽ Tequila Orange Julius (a combination of the classic drink, Orange Julius, and a margarita)
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February 26, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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