Keto Italian Soda: The Perfect Summer Treat
Nothing says summer like a Keto Italian Soda. Well, not for me anyway. When I was growing up, I spent every summer with my Gramps and Nan. They lived in Oregon and I lived in California for the better part of the year. But every summer I would leave on a jet plane to experience summer amongst the green trees, slightly cooler weather, and the excitement of my grandparents. “The California grandchild I was called.”
And every summer we would drink way too many Italian sodas. (Sadly, not Keto back then and full of sugar!) They were such a special treat that were only consumed in Oregon and with my grandparents. I can specifically remember a little booth outside of the Home Depot where my grandfather installed cabinets. All the flavors. All the bubbly. All the sweetness!
When I realized I could make this treat at home, 25 years later, and a Keto version, my little carb-deprived heart swirled with excitement! And at that first sip, after the Amazon delivery truck dropped off my sugar free flavors, I remembered grandma Bill and Nan and the amazing months I spent with them over the years. (Oh boy do I miss my pops, my gramps, my Polar King Grandpa Bill!)
So how does one use their mixology skills (yeah, none are needed) to make this delicious treat!
Keto-approved soda: La Croix or Club Soda are my choices at home. I usually get my La Croix from the grocery store when they go on sale. And sometimes I match up the flavors with the sugar-free syrup or mix it up or use plain! Club Soda is available anywhere and everywhere! And it’s cheap!
You favorite Torani Sugar-Free Syrup (sweetened with Splenda). I love love love Smores, Coconut, and any fruit flavor! (And PS…these are amazing in your coffee too!)
Cream! So many options! So many calorie differences. Heavy Whipping Cream, Nut Pods, Milkadamia Unsweetened, the choice is yours! (I personally use Nut Pods the most. Least amount of calories so I can drink more than one. Although if you’re fighting the fat in your macros, add a tablespoon of HWC to catch up on your goals.)
Add crushed ice and a bright straw and you land straight on the beach, under a cabana, sipping a favorite treat…or Home Depot in Gresham, Oregon, in my case, with my gramps and nan there. Thank you Keto Italian Soda for the fond and precious memories.
Oh and just for funsies, the kiddos love them! Without the sugar content! (Although, sometimes I just don’t want to share!)
This summer treat takes seconds to mix up and tastes like sweet summer. But just look at this feast we cooked up last night. A Keto dream and a plate full of heaven.