I select recipes to try for various reasons. Sometimes it’s because they fit a theme, fulfill a craving, or it’s something I’ve never tried before. But I have to admit a nice picture and an enticing title are probably the main reasons. This Adult Raspberry Italian Cream Soda cream soda recipe fit several of my criteria, so it was off to the liquor store for a bottle of Chambord.
This post was originally published on September 29, 2017. The text and photos were updated on August 12, 2021. The review and rating have not been changed.
Adult Raspberry Cream Sodas are a fun and flirty twist on a childhood favorite. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! They taste like old times with the bright flavors and colors that will wow any guests!
The good news is there aren’t many ingredients for this drink. The bad-ish news is the Chambord and raspberries are a little pricey. Fortunately, I was able to find a smaller bottle of Chambord for just under $19 (the 375ml size).
The raspberries were $5 for a small container. I was a little splurgy for that amount of berries, but a good incentive to make sure you don’t let them go to waste.
When I updated this post, I bought fresh raspberries and flash froze them. I did it by spreading them in a single layer in an uncovered plastic container and freezing them for two hours. After that, I added a lid and kept the raspberries in the freezer until I needed them. They kept their shape remarkably well and I liked the frosty look.
Just a few ingredients and I had my cream soda in 5 minutes, complete with whipped cream and raspberry garnish. The drink was pretty though not as pale pink as the author’s image (this could be due to my monitor’s settings).
The drink shown below hasn’t been stirred so I could show off the pretty whipped cream swirls. However, I did take the author’s advice and stirred my cream soda before I drank it.