Blackberry Cream Soda

An easy to make blackberry syrup mixed with club soda and a touch of cream. This blackberry cream soda is the perfect way to use up your blackberries.

Blackberry Cream Soda | Cooking with a Wallflower

I can’t believe that summer is unofficially over.

I mean, September is when the kids go back to school, when the Halloween candies and decorations make their appearance in stores, when the weather starts to cool down. And if you’re lucky, it’s also when the leaves start to change colors! So jealous of those of you who get the full fall foliage experience!

But September is when summer starts for us San Franciscans. We get cloudy skies and fog through the year, and then we get the occasional heat wave in September and October. Who knows what it’ll be like this year?

Blackberry Cream Soda | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’m actually in Southern California as you’re reading this.

I can’t wait to share with you the details of our trip! But honestly, there’s probably not much to share. We’re just there for the weekend, and as of when I’m writing this, we plan Saturday to be a full day of Universal Studios and all things Harry Potter. Super excited but tickets are soo expensive!

Blackberry Cream Soda | Cooking with a Wallflower

In the meantime, let’s get back to this blackberry cream soda.

This homemade cream soda was inspired by a drink we had on our last mini weekend getaway to Sonoma Valley.

While the strawberry cream soda we had at the Naked Pig was creamy with just a hint of strawberries, I wanted my version of cream soda to have more fruit flavor and just a hint of cream. I probably should have added more cream though to make it more cream soda like. You can definitely add more if you like. =)

So be prepared to taste the flavor of summer.

Blackberry Cream Soda | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a small pot, add blackberries, granulated sugar, and a little bit of water. Allow the mixture to simmer over low to medium heat for a few minutes until the berries have softened and start to fall apart. Stir to prevent the berries from burning.

Blackberry Cream Soda | Cooking with a Wallflower

Once the berries are done, allow the blackberry syrup to cool down for a few minutes before dividing them evenly between two glasses.

Fill the glasses almost to the rim with club soda. Add a little bit of cream. Top the drinks with crushed ice.

Enjoy!

Blackberry Cream Soda | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Blackberry Cream Soda
 
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An easy to make blackberry syrup mixed with club soda and a touch of cream. This blackberry cream soda is the perfect way to use up your blackberries.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cup club soda
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons heavy cream or half and half
  • Crushed ice
Directions:
  1. In a small pot, add blackberries, granulated sugar, and a little bit of water. Allow the mixture to simmer over low to medium heat for a few minutes until the berries have softened and start to fall apart. Stir to prevent the berries from burning.
  2. Once the berries are done, allow the blackberry syrup to cool down for a few minutes before dividing them evenly between two glasses.
  3. Fill the glasses almost to the rim with club soda. Add a little bit of cream. Top the drinks with crushed ice.

 

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25 comments

  1. orchhajewelsblog says:

    Hi Andrea
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, wow you have wonderful recipes and gorgeous photos!
    Blackberries are one of my favourite berries for the fall ~ thanks for the inspiration:)
    Sharon ~ cassiopeiafall.com

  2. wallflourgirl says:

    wheeee omgosh, girl, I hope you’re having a blast in LA right now! We’re actually going to Universal on Tuesday as well 🙂 summer may be unofficially over, but I hope you’ll have some nice weather in the coming month up north. Especially so that we can all enjoy some more berry-inspired recipes!

    • Andrea| Cooking with a Wallflower says:

      I came back last night and totally want to go back! Have you been to Universal recently? If you’re going, you need to start with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey first. To try to beat the crowds. I think that’s my favorite one! By the way, totally jealous that you got to travel abroad!

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