Lemon Cream Sodas and a Big Announcement!

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This delicious lemon drink is a homemade Italian cream soda; Try this lemon drink and many others in the Summer Mocktail Book!

lemon-drinkI love a fancy beverage.  I even love the word “beverage.”  It just sounds cool.

Say it… Beeev-rage.  Beeeeeh-vrage.  See what I mean?  Groovy.

It can’t be denied that when you think of fancy beverages, you think of summer and summer fruits.  Summer is the perfect time for a fancy fruity beverage.

{Do you think I can work the word “beverage” into the post a few more times?  Beverage.  Beverage.  BEEEH-vrage.}

I was introduced to cream sodas a couple years ago, when my daughter ordered one at a restaurant.  I honestly had never had one before, so I did what any self-respecting mother would do…  I shouted “Mom tax!” and swiped a sip of her fun vanilla cream soda.

And, yum, it was good.  I knew in that moment I would need to learn to make homemade cream sodas.  And learn, I did.

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I used one of my favorite tricks and made some lemon-infused simple syrup.  It’s crazy easy… just cut the peel off a lemon in big ugly chunks, and throw it in a pot with 1 cup each of sugar and water.  Boil for a couple minutes.

Mix this syrup with club soda and half-and-half, top with some whipped cream, and voila!  Homemade Lemon Cream Sodas.  A perfect little summer refresher.

And speaking of refreshers… I have a big announcement to share with you.  {drumroll}

My very first e-book, entitled “10 Summer Mocktails” is now available!  In case you didn’t know it already, our home is full of kids and devoid of alcohol, so a collection of non-alcoholic fruity summer beverages seemed natural, and let’s face it, kind of fun.

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A few of the recipes in this book are also found on the blog, and a few are brand new, only to be found in the book.

By the way, let me just tell you, my favorite drink in this book was kind of a surprise to me… it was the Watermelon Cucumber Punch.  I don’t even like watermelon.  My first attempt at that punch was a total flop, but I had a sense that it would taste really delish and refreshing, so I kept at it until I got it right.  Now my kids and I are addicted to the stuff.  The Fruitarian can drink 2 liters of it all by himself.

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To purchase this book for a mere two dollars, go to one of the links below.  If you leave a review on any of these sites or on this post, please let me know and I will send you a secret bonus recipe, one that is perfect for a hot summer day!

Purchase from Waldron Publishing

Purchase from Amazon

Purchase from Barnes & Noble

Purchase from iBooks

 

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Lemon Cream Sodas and a Big Announcement!
 
A refreshing lemon flavored Irish cream soda, topped with whipped cream.
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Category: Beverage
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lemon
  • yellow food coloring
  • club soda
  • half-and-half
  • whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Remove peel from lemon in large chunks. Place the peel chunks in a small pot with the sugar and water and bring to a boil. Boil about one minute, until sugar is completely dissolved. Add 5-6 drops of yellow food coloring. Let the syrup cool completely, and chill in the fridge.
  2. Once syrup is chilled, combine ½ cup club soda with 3 T. lemon syrup in each glass. Add 1 T. half-and half to each glass. Top with whipped cream. (If using large glasses, double these amounts.)
  3. Serve immediately.

 If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Pomegranate Cream Soda from Juanita’s Cocina
Easy Cherry Cream Soda from The Gunny Sack
Blueberry Lemonade from Eat. Drink. Love.

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Comments

  1. Congrats on your e-book! Your mocktails look so yummy! Can’t wait to check it out!
    Ang, Juggling Act Mama

  2. Congrats hon! Wheeee! Also, this soda? Basically my dream soda!

  3. Sounds delish! Pinning onto my Thirst Quenchers board!

    Lori
    Who Needs A Cape?
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  4. First of all, I love the font when I type…second of all, this recipe looks so refreshing!

  5. Congrats on your e-book! These lemon cream sodas look simply refreshlicious!!!

  6. I’ve never had a cream soda but this looks delicious! Sounds perfect for those rare hot days in London.

  7. I love the font that you used on your photos! Mmmmmm I need to make some vegan lemon cream sodas someday… I love limocello, too, especially the homemade ones!

  8. What a refreshing drink. “Mom tax” I love it! I tell my 3 year old I am safety testing. It works. hahaha How exciting to have your first book. Congrats!

  9. Congrats on the e-book, Jen! That’s totally awesome. Please don’t look down on me if I throw booze into all of your mocktails.

  10. congrats on your ebook! And these sodas are making me thirsty!

  11. Congrats on the ebook!! Our home is sans kids and full of alcohol but, that’s OK. I’ll just add some vodka to your recipes. ;)

  12. Awesome recipe! Just wanted to let you know that I shared this recipe and a link back to you on my blog today! Hope you’ll come and check it out! Congrats on the e-book! http://www.fauxnaticaboutcolor.com/thecolorfile/2013/8/15/in-the-kitchen-lemon-twist

  13. Mmm. I’m thinking of subbing cocoanut milk for the half and half. Cocoanut-lemon… yeah. Definitely.

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