The first summer that my dad let me bike to "far away" places on my own, I was eleven years old and I'd frequent the nearby shopping center that was probably no more than half a mile away. I found a coffee shop there and fell in love. Not with the coffee, but that I found a quiet place to read the newspaper (yep... preteen nerd alert) and map out my latest schemes and things. Of course, after such a grueling bike ride, I often wanted something refreshing to drink but I had no interest in coffee at that time. My how things have changed!
Cue my first crush on Italian Sodas.
I hadn't really thought about them since that summer until recently. I've been craving one for awhile now and I finally treated to myself tonight for Valentine's Day. It was even better than I remember.
Italian Cream Sodas are really easy to make at home. I poured one cup Pellegrino over crushed ice, added 4 tablespoons of Torani Syrup (I used Strawberry), and two tablespoons of half & half for the most dreamy Valentine's Day drink.
Fun Fact: You can't find Italian Cream Sodas in Italy. They were first popularized in California.