Strawberry Italian Soda is a refreshing, fizzy drink that combines the sweet and tangy flavor of strawberries with the bubbly texture of carbonated water, topped with a creamy layer of half-and-half for a luxurious finish. This delightful beverage is perfect for warm summer days, special occasions, or whenever you’re in the mood for something sweet and refreshing.


  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup water
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup carbonated water (seltzer or club soda)
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half (optional, for a creamy soda)
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)


  1. Make the Strawberry Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the sliced strawberries, granulated sugar, and 1 cup of water. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and the strawberries have softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Strain the Syrup: Remove the saucepan from heat. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing on the strawberries to extract as much syrup as possible. Discard the solids and let the syrup cool to room temperature. For quicker cooling, you can place the bowl in the refrigerator.
  3. Assemble the Soda: Fill a tall glass halfway with ice cubes. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of the strawberry syrup over the ice (adjust according to your sweetness preference).
  4. Add Carbonated Water: Slowly pour the carbonated water over the syrup, leaving some room at the top of the glass if you’re adding half-and-half.
  5. Add Half-and-Half (Optional): For a creamy Italian soda, gently pour the half-and-half over the carbonated water. It will create a beautiful swirling effect as it mixes with the soda.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Stir the soda gently to combine the flavors. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a strawberry slice on the rim of the glass for an extra touch of elegance.
  7. Enjoy: Serve the Strawberry Italian Soda immediately, inviting everyone to enjoy the refreshing blend of flavors.


  • For a more intense strawberry flavor, you can add more strawberry syrup to the soda.
  • The half-and-half is optional but adds a creamy richness that contrasts beautifully with the tanginess of the strawberry and the fizziness of the soda.
  • This recipe can be easily customized with other fruits, such as raspberries, peaches, or blueberries, following the same process to create a variety of Italian soda flavors.

Nutrition Facts (approximation, without half-and-half):

  • Calories: 80
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 0g

Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes


  • Serves: 2-4 (depending on the size of the glasses)

Strawberry Italian Soda is a fun and easy way to enjoy the essence of summer in a glass. Whether you’re hosting a party, looking for a non-alcoholic beverage option, or simply treating yourself, this soda offers a delightful mix of sweetness, creaminess, and effervescence.

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