Cream Soda Syrup

20 ounces

Make classic cream soda at home with this simple recipe from Anton Nocito of P&H Soda and Syrup. Also Try:Grapefruit Soda Syrup, Quince Soda Syrup


  • 2 cups cane sugar, preferably organic

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded

  • Ice cubes, for serving

  • Seltzer water, for serving


  1. Place sugar and 1/4 cup water in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar is caramelized.

  2. Carefully add 2 cups water and lemon juice; add vanilla bean and seeds and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.

  3. Discard vanilla bean and transfer syrup to an airtight container. Syrup may be kept, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks. To serve, fill a 16-ounce glass with ice cubes and add 1 1/2 ounces syrup; top with seltzer and stir to combine.

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