Vanilla Cream Soda

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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3/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons vanilla extract 

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 

Seltzer water, for serving 


  1. Combine the sugar with 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer; stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and lemon juice. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. Serve the syrup with seltzer over ice (3 to 4 tablespoons per 8 ounces of seltzer.) The syrup keeps refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.