Mix up an all-natural Cherry Vanilla Cream Soda for a tall, cool drink!
Are you a regular soda drinker? I’m not really. If we go out to a restaurant for lunch, I get Diet Coke. I also use soda in cocktail mixers sometimes like Cinnamon Cherry Bourbon 7-UP (yum), but for the most part, I stick to my three core beverages: water, coffee, and wine.
Part of why I don’t drink more soda or buy it for my family is because even diet soda seems pretty junky. What it lacks in sugar, it makes up for in artificial sweeteners. I’m happy to save on the calories, but I don’t know if chugga-lugging aspartame all day every day is a good idea. (My daily wine habit might not be a good idea either, but let’s stick to the topic at hand, shall we?)
Making my own soda seemed like a great way to get a bubbly, sweet treat without too much sugar or artificial ingredients. This Cherry Vanilla Cream Soda only takes a couple minutes to make and tastes way fresher than anything you’d get at the store. You can use fresh or frozen cherries, and the cream is optional if you’d rather have a dairy-free soda. Keep a bag of frozen cherries in your freezer and be ready to make all natural cream soda when you get a soda craving!
If you have a Soda Stream (affiliate link), you can make your own seltzer for this recipe. I got my husband one a few years ago, and it’s handy to have on hand for bubbly water when we need it. We never really use the flavored syrups that are available with it (see above re: artificial ingredients), but it’s great for a never ending supply of seltzer water. Of course, you can also just use bottled seltzer from the store. I hope you love this cherry cream soda however you decide make it!