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Vanilla Bean Cream Soda :rectnt *PIC*

Vanilla Bean Cream Soda

Keep things cool with a simple, homemade version of this soda shoppe classic. Thick with the flavor of fresh vanilla, served chilled in a tall glass, this homemade cream soda is a delightfully easy summer treat.
Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 quart soda water, chilled

Instructions:

Combine 1 cup of water with the sugar in a medium saucepan.
Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add.
Boil over medium-high heat, until the sugar dissolves.
Let syrup cool before stirring in the vanilla and almond extracts.
In a large pitcher or bowl, combine with soda water, stirring gently to combine.

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For an extra-cool party effect: Serve in a large punch bowl with dry ice.

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Cherry-Cream Soda: Add 1 packet of cherry kool-aid and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract for a beautiful, bright red soda.


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DS David made one of these for the kids and I. It was Delicious with a capital D!oz
Recipe and :photo from cheekykitchen.com

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