This past weekend was rolling right along… we celebrated my grandpap’s birthday on Saturday, and on Sunday my Chief Culinary Consultant’s parents came over because his dad was helping him with some garage projects. While they guys were working in the garage, his mom and I put together a recipe she had brought over for stuffed chicken breasts. We were getting ready to eat and I was cutting the twine off the chicken breasts. I was on the last one when an ominous slip of the hand sent me to MedExpress faster than you can say “ouch”. Five stitches and a tetanus shot later, I was back home.
Needless to say, absolutely nothing happened in my kitchen yesterday, but my awesome Chief Culinary Consultant ran to the grocery store to pick up a few things, including ingredients to make chocolate-flavored Italian cream sodas. They were the perfect little pick-me-up I needed after a long day of doing nothing but sitting on the couch with my laptop, watching Wimbledon, Barefoot Contessa and flipping through magazines.
I love how easy these sodas are to make; if you have 5 minutes, you can stir up one of these bad boys! The best part is the flavor possibilities are pretty much endless. Torani sells dozens of different flavors of syrup, and you could even use your own homemade syrups. I, however, was definitely in need of a chocolate fix!
Here’s how to make them:
Take a glass filled with ice and pour in your club soda…
Then drizzle in the chocolate syrup…
Then the half-and-half. I love how the white swirls in there!
Stir it up and sip away!
This tastes like a bubbly chocolate milk, which means that the kid in you is going to absolutely love it!
It’s the perfect drink to share with someone who has taken such good care of you for the last couple of days, and who even helped pull your hair into a ponytail. ♥
An easy recipe for Chocolate Italian Cream Soda.
½ cup club soda
3 tablespoons Torani chocolate syrup (or flavor of your choice)
2 tablespoons half-and-half
Whipped cream for topping (optional)
1. Fill a glass three-quarters full of ice.
2. Pour the club soda into the glass, followed by the chocolate syrup and the half-and-half. Stir it up, top with whipped cream if you'd like, and enjoy!