As a new blogger on the Aroma Test Kitchen, I knew I had to do something exciting for my first post and what better way to start out than with something sweet, colorful and topped with tons of whipped cream and delicious berries? And with temperatures rising, Italian cream sodas are the perfect summer drink for lounging by the pool or showing off to your friends at your next get together.
These drinks can be made with just about any berry or combination of a few so have fun and try out as many different flavors as you’d like. What makes them really great though is how customizable each individual drink is. Feel free to add as much syrup, cream and whipped cream as you see fit to make yourself a one-of-a-kind, completely personalized soda. You can bet that mine will be topped with as much whipped cream as possible.
12 oz carton of raspberries, save a few for toppings
1 cup water
1 ½ cup sugar
Rinse the raspberries and add them to your Aroma Pressure Cooker along with 1 cup of water. Set your pressure cooker to high and cook for 12 minute. Once finished, open using the natural release method.
Using a mesh strainer, separate the berries from the juice. Measure the amount of juice produced and add your juice back into your pressure cooker. Add the same amount of sugar to your pressure cooker and select the Brown function to create a simple syrup. Stir the mixture until all sugar granules have dissolved. Transfer the syrup into a bowl and place it in the refrigerator to cool.
In a glass, combine ¼ cup of the cooled syrup, 1 cup club soda and 2 tablespoons cream. Top with whipped cream and berries.
For a dairy free option, simply omit the cream for a classic Italian soda.
Over to You
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