Orange Italian Cream Soda

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This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.

Orange Italian Cream Soda is the perfect beverage when it’s hot outside. Sweet, orange flavor combined with cold cream. This is a recipe you will want to make again and again.

Glass of orange cream soda with orange slice.


This Italian cream soda recipe is fun, and full of orange flavor. Perfect for a hot day, this is like drinking an orange ice cream dreamsicle.

So what is an Italian cream soda? It’s a beverage typically made with a sweet syrup, cream, and soda water. There are many flavor options like this chocolate version, but this orange flavor is one of our favorites.

Find the complete recipe at Dixie Crystals Orange Italian Cream Soda.

Ingredients needed

Sugar – Use granulated sugar.

Orange juice – This is best using fresh squeezed orange juice.

Water – Needed to make the simply syrup.

Orange peel – Try to remove the white pitch on the inside of the peel. You could also replace with orange zest.

Heavy cream – You can also use half and half.

Soda water – Use your favorite fizzy, carbonated water.

How to make an orange Italian cream soda

Get the full directions at Dixie Crystals.

Step one: Make the orange simple syrup. Place water, orange juice, sugar, and orange peel in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve.

Step two: Remove from heat and let cool. Place the simple syrup in the refrigerator to chill. It’s important that you allow time for it to chill.

Step three: Fill a glass with ice. Pour in orange simple syrup, cream, and top off with soda water. Serve immediately.

Pot with orange peels and water, glass with orange juice and cream.

Recipe tips

  • Store any extra orange simple syrup in the refrigerator. It will last in the refrigerator for 1 week. You could also use leftover syrup to make orange ice cubes. Pour the simple syrup in an ice cube tray and freeze.
  • Make sure the simple syrup, cream, and soda water are all chilled before making. This will help it stay cooler for longer.
  • Gently stir before serving so the flavors combine.
  • You can adjust the amount of simply syrup and cream to taste.
Glass with orange soda and cream.

Did you try making this Italian cream soda recipe? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to head over to Dixie Crystals for the recipe.

Are Italian cream sodas Italian?

They are not originally from Italy, in fact they are based on drinks from America soda fountains.

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***Food Lovin’ Family has been sponsored by Dixie Crystals. I have been compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.


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