Valencia Orange Cream Soda
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Homemade sodas are a great way to liven up a party. This soda syrup combines the classic flavors of cream soda with Valencia oranges, to create a beverage your guests will love. Serve it as a fun drink for kids, and use it to create delicious cocktails for adults.

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  • Prep Time: 35 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes
Category: Beverages & Smoothies
Serves: About 12 oz. of syru
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving:
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange

Ingredients

1 cup of granulated or raw sugar

3 tablespoons + 1 cup water

Peel of 1 Valencia orange (orange portion only without white pith)

½ vanilla bean, split and scraped

Club soda or seltzer

Directions

Stir the sugar and 3 tablespoons of water together in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium-high until it comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and keep the sugar at a low boil for about 5 minutes, until the syrup thickens and begins to brown slightly. Remove from the heat and allow the boiling to settle. Stir in 1 cup of the water. Return to the heat and bring back to a low boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 to 2 more minutes.

 

Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the orange peel and the vanilla bean seeds and pod. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

Once cooled, strain the cream soda syrup through a fine mesh sieve. Place the strained syrup in a bottle, seal, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

 

To serve, pour 1½ ounces of the cream soda syrup into a glass filled with ice. Top with 8 ounces of club soda or seltzer water, stir, and serve.

Nutritional Information

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  • Carbohydrates:    g
  • Total Fat:    g
  • Cholesterol:    mg
  • Saturated Fat:   g
  • Dietary Fiber:    g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    %
  • Sodium:     mg
  • Protein:    g

 

 

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