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I had this at olive garden and YUM. The recipes I've found are some variation of this:<br><br>
2 oz flavored syrup (I have monin's vanilla)<br>
6 oz club soda<br>
6 oz half and half<br>
sugar (optional)<br><br>
So, tell me, can I substitute sparkling spring water for club soda? Has anyone made this at home, and if so, do you have any suggestions.<br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">disclaimer: i know this is not healthy at all. it's a treat.</span>
 

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i bought monin's from tj maxx. you can use any type of flavor syrup though. i think most supermarkets carry davinci. i also have some flavored stevia liquid by wisdom i'm going to try. they have chocolate flavors, vanilla creme, toffee, and choc raspberry. all i need now is the sparkling water....<br><br>
so excited. it's delish.
 

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You can also make your own syrup... boil 2 c of fruit with 1 c sweet (sugar, honey, whatever you prefer)... depending on the ripeness and type of fruit you may need more or less sweet. Pour it through cheesecloth, squeeze out all the juice. Stores in the fridge for about 6 months. Obviously some fruits work better than others for this... berries do beautifully, soft fruits do pretty well (peaches, apricots, plums), hard fruit not so well (apple, pear).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You can also make your own syrup... boil 2 c of fruit with 1 c sweet (sugar, honey, whatever you prefer)... depending on the ripeness and type of fruit you may need more or less sweet. Pour it through cheesecloth, squeeze out all the juice. Stores in the fridge for about 6 months. Obviously some fruits work better than others for this... berries do beautifully, soft fruits do pretty well (peaches, apricots, plums), hard fruit not so well (apple, pear).</div>
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that's cool. i haven't done it yet, but i did see it last night on a show called "good eats". he did it with blueberries and it looked delish. I bet that would make an awesome cream soda.<br><br>
I made some tonight and used slightly less club soda and half and half, and I made it with vanilla syrup. IT was SO good.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">that's cool. i haven't done it yet, but i did see it last night on a show called "good eats". he did it with blueberries and it looked delish. I bet that would make an awesome cream soda.<br><br>
I made some tonight and used slightly less club soda and half and half, and I made it with vanilla syrup. IT was SO good.</div>
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I saw that too. Imagine it with pomegranate!
 
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