in the studio :: homemade cream sodas

12:00 AM

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! Do you ever have those weeks when your creativity level is just low? I'm sure you do. I think between feeling under the weather this week and then hearing of Jeremy's grandmother passing followed by a sudden trip to the states, I was just feeling blah and creativity has been the last thing on my mind. So, in all honesty, I might be stretching it a bit this week, but who says a good recipe isn't being creative?

cream soda

Perhaps it was seeing the names of the colors of Warby Parker's new Ocean Avenue collection that inspired me, but I decided to try my hand at making homemade cream soda. I tested it out at a sleepover at our house with a lot of kids, and it was an instant hit.

enjoying cream soda

Homemade Cream Soda

1. Dissolve 2 cups of sugar into 1 cup of water in a pan on the stovetop. After the solution boils and the sugar is dissolved, take it off the heat and cool for 5 minutes.

2. Stir in 1 tablespoon of vanilla. This is your syrup! Put in the fridge and allow to cool.

3. Depending on how sweet you want it will depend on the syrup/carbonated water ratio. For the glasses in the photo, I did roughly 1/4 to 1/2 cup syrup and the rest carbonated water. Stir.

4. Add a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!

cream soda stache

Recipe adapted from here.

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  1. Your cream soda recipe sounds delicious, and I strongly believe that cooking is a very creative activity. Have you ever watched the television show Chopped? The contestants are given baskets with 3 ingredients, of which one is at least odd, and the the contestants are to make either an appetizer, a main entry, or a dessert, depending on what round their in. I love it! Anyway, I included a recipe within my post too. Blessings!

  2. Very sorry to hear about Jeremy's grandmother, Jen. Hope your travels to and from are smooth.

    They sure do look like they enjoyed their crème sodas! And, I LOVE the photo of the kids with Jeremy. Wishing him a happy Father's Day.

    blessings ~ tanna

  3. I've made homemade cream soda. It's a hit! The recipe I saw said to use a little bit of lemon juice; not enough to taste but just enough to brighten it up. love you guys!

  4. I've made homemade cream soda. It's a hit! The recipe I saw said to use a little bit of lemon juice; not enough to taste but just enough to brighten it up. love you guys!

  5. That looks really good!

  6. Oh, yum! Sound perfect for a hot day.

  7. Jen...that looks amazing!! And creative too!! Creativity takes so many different venues. After all...just look at the Ultimate Creator...His work is beyond imagination.

  8. It sounds delicious! I just made that same syrup recipe for a coffee drink & still have some! I'll have to make some cream soda with it!

  9. Sorry to hear about Jeremy's grandmother. Did he travel back alone? Those glasses are perfect for your recipe!

  10. oh no, i am so sorry to hear about jeremy's grandmother.

    hope you are feeling better too! love these photos. i don't think you stretched it at all... a good recipe is totally creative! and it looks delicious! :)

  11. So sorry about Jeremy's grandmother. Your soda sounds like the perfect summer treat!


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