I’ve had a thing for raspberry creme soda ever since I was a kid. I loved the pretty pink color, creamy fruit flavor, and bubbles that tickled my nose. It felt extra fancy during special occasions, like the holidays. I love creating homemade sodas and thought it would be fun to create a little DIY Raspberry Creme Soda Bar – perfect for a last-minute holiday get-together!
A DIY soda bar is always popular at parties for grown-ups and kids alike. It’s really fun to let everyone make their own. You can easily add different syrups like chocolate for more variety.
This raspberry creme soda recipe starts with a base of homemade raspberry syrup and a few tablespoons of International Delight White Chocolate Raspberry coffee creamer. (White Chocolate Raspberry is a seasonal variety only available for a limited time!) Then the glass is filled to the top with sparkling water. The tangy raspberry syrup and sweet coffee creamer make a really yummy soda – like an old fashioned egg creme.
For more of a dessert soda, top with whipped cream, extra berries and a sprig of fresh mint to make it look festive. Add a paper straw and start sipping!
White Chocolate Raspberry Creme Soda
For raspberry syrup:
- 2 cups frozen or fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1/2 cup water
For creme soda per serving:
- 2 tablespoons White Chocolate Raspberry International Delight
- 1-2 tablespoons raspberry syrup from above
- 6 to 8 ounces sparkling water
- For garnish - whipped cream fresh raspberries, mint sprig (optional)
For raspberry syrup:
- Place raspberries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then lower heat and cook for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on solids to remove as much liquid as possible. Transfer to a jar and chill for about an hour. Makes about 1 cup syrup.
For creme soda:
- Pour creamer and raspberry syrup into the bottom of a soda glass. Add sparkling water. Top with whipped cream, fresh raspberries, and a mint sprig, if desired.