This sophisticated Italian Soda is sweetened and flavored with rich pomegranate juice for a refreshing and antioxidant-rich drink. You only need two ingredients (or three for the cream version), with no sugar syrup needed. It’s a lovely and beautiful drink! I especially like it with a drizzle of coconut milk (my husband uses cream or half and half).
Pomegranate works particularly well for this type of drink because it has such a pronounced flavor. Other juices could easily become watered down too much, and so you would have to use a juice concentrate instead. The other possible method is the one I used for this Paleo Raspberry Cream Soda where I started with whole raspberries.
Another juice I’m eager to try as an Italian Soda is tart cherry juice. It’s also especially antioxidant-rich and with a robust flavor.
If you wanted to try a juice concentrate, you can find anything from blueberry concentrate, black cherry juice concentrate, and even elderberry concentrate. For juice concentrates you will only need a small portion per cup.
This is the Coconut Milk I like to use. It is guar gum free, and it is easy to stir into a drink.
Pomegranate Italian Cream Soda (Dairy Free)
I eyeball the proportions. Fill the glass 3/4s full of sparkling water, and then finish it with the juice.
- ¾ cup of sparkling water
- ¼ cup of pomegranate juice
- 1-2 teaspoons Aroy-D Coconut Milk (or, if consuming dairy, cream or half and half)
Fill a cup with ice, and add sparkling water. Add juice, and stir in the coconut milk. Enjoy.
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