{taste this} homemade cream soda

We have one week – ONE WEEK!!! – until summer is done.  I am in serious denial!  We have been to the beach, the pool, the springs, we’ve eaten an exorbitant number of ice pops and have flip flop tans to prove that summer was awesome!  

But in one short week I will have a 4th grader and a 7th grader … back to schedules and homework, projects and book fairs … SIGH.  Are you in summer-can’t-be-over-yet denial, too?

Good!  Let’s do something fun … just because!  Like make homemade cream soda!  Now, this doesn’t take exactly like store bought cream soda, but it’s sweet and fizzy and has that yummy vanilla-y flavor reminiscent of classic cream soda.  And you can make a glass in just a few seconds and serve it with a cheery striped straw!

Homemade cream soda

Stir together:

12 oz. cold club soda

2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Serve over ice if desired.  Serve in a mason jar and sip through a striped paper straw and pretend that summer isn’t over just yet!!

Now ya’ll, this is not gourmet drink.  It’s sweet and fizzy and fun to make with the kids … just what summer deserves!!

If you liked this easy cream soda, I bet you’ll love Shirley temple sweet tea,  limeade sherbet fizz, ginger sweet tea sparklers and maybe margarita punch!  All of these drinks are non-alcoholic so even the kids can enjoy them!  

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  1. Mm, I love cream soda and this sounds so fizzy and refreshing. Definitely trying this!

  2. I’m bummed only because of the hectic. I need her to go back to school though, before we kill each other. :)

  3. Yummy!! Enjoy that last week of your summer hols!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Yum – looks awesome! Cream Soda was my childhood fave. I’ve never made it myself though.

  5. Great idea! -Marci

  6. How fun! My son will love this!

  7. This is my husband’s favorite. Can’t wait to try it out. Megan

  8. this was my childhood favourite, i am going to try this!

  9. I’ve never tried making cream soda before. I can’t believe how easy it is!

  10. Came over from Winthrop. Sounds refreshing. i am coming back to look at the other recipes. I am looking for one with melons and cucumbers.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  11. Definitely going to try this! I love cream soda! Enjoy the rest of your Summer – you’re right: time is flying by too fast! (Found you via Our Thrifty Ideas, Tuesday Tutorials link party.) Thanks!

  12. Cream Soda is my all time favorite drink i have to try this!!!
    I’d love for you to drop past our linky over at live love laugh and share this amazing recipe with us

  13. I haven’t had cream soda in forever. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  14. That looks delicious and way healthier than regular soda! Love it! Thanks for sharing it at my party.

  15. I love cream soda, I’ll have to give this a try! I’m not looking forward to school starting, but I am just fine with summer being over. Although, since we live in the southwest it won’t be over for us for another 3 months. :)

  16. This is so easy. I love cream soda. I’m your newest follower. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  17. yummo! would love to have you share over at our party!


  18. YUM- one of my favorite treats.

  19. ok, i’m COMPLETELY obsessed with cream soda– so excited to see this recipe! now toss in a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream and you have perfection!

    would you share this over at my new link party? i’d LOVE it if you shared this with my readers! http://www.happyhomeblog.com/weekend-warrior/weekend-warrior-2/

  20. My husband and I LOVE cream soda! I will have to try this especially once he gets home from deployment. I had no idea about the whole maple syrup thing!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party! I will be sharing this on AGI’s FB page.

  21. You know, I never would have thought to pair maple syrup with vanilla extract to make cream soda. I was in Chi-town and there was some weird special cream soda from Wisconsin that was absolutely delicious. I’ll have to try this one too! Thanks for sharing!


  22. I love, love cream soda, so I’ll have to try this!

  23. OK- This is Yummy! You are so so smart girlie- saw you over at TT&J!!!

  24. Awesome!

  25. Oh wow, I love cream soda! This recipes sounds great and I can’t to try it! Thank you for sharing.

    Kelly @ Our Everyday Harvest

  26. This sounds delicious and I love how you serve it in the mason jars – so pretty!

  27. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:

  28. I don’t drink soda very often, but when I do I always go for cream soda. I may just have to try this. I’d love it if you shared this over at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-month-of-fun-august-link-party.html

  29. It’s hard to get cream soda in England. I look forward to giving this recipe a try for a treat one day! I’d love it if you would share this post with The Gallery of Favorites, which is live on my site now.

  30. Great to know how to make a version of this at home! Every once in a while I get a craving for cream soda and since I’m the only one who likes it, I can make some just for m!

  31. Oooh! That sounds so easy! I looove cream soda! Thanks for the recipe…would you consider sharing it with my readers here at my link party?

  32. Sounds tasty! I love making homemade sodas. This will be one to try.

  33. This looks so refreshing. My husband would especially love this recipe.

    If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up at my Pin Party.


  34. What a great idea. Who doesn’t love cream soda! I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess – Have a terrific week. Athena

  35. We are also in end-summer-denial. This will be great to try at our last hurrah next week staying in a cabin on a lake.

  36. Thank you so much for linking this great recipe up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at Just Us Four!

  37. Hey Keri, wanted to let you know I featured you on I Freakin did it Friday, hope you’ll grab a button and come link up again!


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