Italian Soda Three Ways

Italian Soda Three Ways

A delicious low-calorie summer beverage.

Directions:                   

For Mixed Fruit or Blueberry White Grape:

  1. Combine fruit, sugar and water in blender; pulse until pureed.
  2. In a small saucepan, simmer puree until reduced by half. Refrigerate until cool.
  3. In a tall glass, mix 3 tablespoons puree and ¼ cup half & half. Add 2 cups sparkling flavored water, top with ice. Stir until combined, serve.

For Black Cherry Vanilla:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together half & half and vanilla.
  2. In a tall glass, combine ¼ cup mixture with 2 cups sparkling black cherry flavored water. Top with ice, stir to combine.

TIP: To keep the half & half from curdling, you must first mix it with the fruit puree or vanilla, then add sparkling water, then ice. When stirred, a foam will form on the top!

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Scott, ALDI Test Kitchen