Have you ever heard of Burgerville? I’ve actually talked about it a few times on the blog, and while I haven’t had it in almost 10 years I still think about it. In fact, isn’t it time for Burgerville to do a little blogger meetup and haul some of us out there for a fun time? In fact, maybe I’m wrong here, but I feel like they were one of the only “fast food” restaurants that celebrated using real ingredients especially from a local like Tillamook when I was growing up. Now it’s more of a thing, but it really wasn’t back then. Some of the girls and I would grab an Italian soda when we were out and about or headed home from camping trips and now I’ve recreated our own at home using a zero calorie drink! No, Cascade Ice did not pay me to write this, but I did get to sample their drinks and as a total pop hater for me to say that we love the drinks is kind of a big deal. And just wait until you try them as Italian sodas!
So growing up we were pretty much creatures of habit when it came to restaurants. We didn’t go out often, but when we did it was usually a quick trip to BV. In fact it’s the restaurant that created the love of hot french fries for me (click the link to try our recipe) thanks to my mom. I still choose hot french fries when they husband wants a shake. Anyway, french fries, strawberry shortcake, Italian Sodas and of course the seasonal shakes were just a few of our favorites, but I’m dying to go back and try the special sauce on their awesome burger.
I always got my Italian soda the same way, raspberry, ice, cream and whipped cream on top. This version is a little different but still tastes the same and it happens to be a really fun way to serve up red white and blue drinks for the 4th of July. We use frozen berries with a little ice to keep it cold (strawberries and blueberries are what our girls pick). and again, Cascade Ice. It’s seriously so yummy and you can use whatever flavor you like. We used the blackberry, but the coconut is the bomb diggity for sure.
What Is Italian Soda?
Italian Soda is a soft drink which is usually made with carbonated water and a flavored simple syrup.
Does Carbonated Water Contain Calories?
Carbonated water is just water plus air.
Carbonation adds fizz, or bubbles to the water, but no calories.
Is Club Soda Sweetened?
Club soda is not sweetened.
Club soda is water that has been carbonated.
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- 6 Oz Club Soda
- 4 Oz Torani Flavored Syrup
- 1/3 Cup Crushed Ice
- Whipped Cream
- Pour the club soda in a cup, add the syrup, top with whipped cream and a swirl of syrup for color on top of that.