Cherry Italian Soda- Philosophy Recipe

September 13, 2013
I'm a total sucker for any sweet smelling dessert-like scents, so naturally, I love a lot of Philosophy's shower gels.  The ones I have just smell so delectable, and there's always the corresponding recipe printed on the front of the bottle.  I decided to go ahead and try one out today for Italian Soda.

The recipe on Philosophy's Limoncello Italian Soda Shower Gel:

2 cups soda water
3 Tbsp Lemon Flavored Syrup
1/2 cup cream

Pour syrup into a large glass, add cream, and stir to combine.  Fill glass with soda water and ice.  Top with whipped cream, if desired.  Sip and smile!

I didn't want to make lemon Italian soda, so I substituted the lemon flavored syrup for cherry flavored syrup, even though the picture makes it look like I used orange.

The verdict:  I guess most of the Italian sodas I've had before were a lot sweeter.  This recipe tastes more creamy than sweet.  I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but it just wasn't what I was expected.  I might tinker with the recipe and use cream soda instead of plain soda water, or else do half cream soda/half plain soda water.  The drink was nice and refreshing, especially considering how we've had a couple of scorching days this week in Ohio.  I'd also like to try out the recipe with other flavors.

Have you ever made Italian soda?  Or, have you ever tried one of the recipes on the front of your Philosophy bottle?
6 comments on "Cherry Italian Soda- Philosophy Recipe"
  1. Gosh that looks nice!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo (Italy)

    1. It was nice, but I wanted it to be sweeter! I'll try it out again. :)

  2. I have never had this before but it looks delicious!

    1. The whipped cream on top made it even better. I want to try out a different Italian soda recipe and see how it compares.

  3. I have never tried Italian soda but I do love the Limoncello flavor! Your picture looks pretty darn delicious too.

    1. I do love lemon, but I opted to go with cherry first because that's the flavor syrup I already had.