This Almond Lime Cream Soda will satisfy your soda and sweet tooth needs without all the refined sugar or corn syrup. The almond extract combined with lime is an incredible flavor combination and the maple syrup and coconut sugar add wonderful caramel notes.
I have been in love with Italian soda ever since I bought my restaurant many years ago. I bought my restaurant from a woman who had turned an old house into a deli and she had offered a long list of Italian sodas that I continued to serve once I took over. One of my favorite flavors was almond topped with cream. I haven’t had one in so long and I was craving something sweet, so I thought about the ingredients that I had on hand and had one of those ah-ha moments.I’m m going to try to make a healthy version of an Italian soda. I made the recipe below but without the lime. It was missing something and as soon as I added lime I knew I was onto something great! This drink has been my obsession for a few months now, so I thought it was time to share it with you. It is great with or without the cream but I love anything creamy so I usually add a lot.
Almond Lime Italian Soda Recipe:
2 – 4 serving
- 3 Cups Sparkling Water – SodaStream or store-bought
- 1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice – fresh Squeezed
- 1 Tablespoon Almond Extract
- 3 Pinches of Nutmeg
1 Cinnamon Stick per glass
Splash of Cream, Half n Half or Coconut Milk – optional
Pour the sugar into the sparkling water. Stir, then let sit for a minute to dissolve. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Add a cinnamon stick to each glass (crushed ice) and pour the soda into the glasses then drink it as is or top with cream.
The lime will make the cream ever slightly curdle. There is no texture from it when drinking it but if you can’t get past it then leave the lime out or the cream.