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homemade orange cream soda

Homemade Orange Cream Soda

  • Author: Sharilyn
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x


Homemade Orange Cream Soda is a gentle mix of bold flavors, it's refreshing and bubbly with notes of orange, ginger, mint, and vanilla.



1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups water,  (will be reduced to 1 cup after simmering)

1 cup cane sugar

1 thumb-length portion of fresh ginger, sliced

 12 ounces fresh-squeezed orange juice

1 bottle topo chico

1 small handful of fresh mint


  1. Start with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil and add sliced ginger. Boil until liquid has reduced by a quarter, this should take about 20 minutes. Measure with a liquid measuring cup to ensure there is 1 and a half cups. Reduce heat to medium and add sugar; stir to dissolve.
  2. Add mint and continue cooking liquid until it has reduced to one cup, it should have thickened should coat the back of a spoon. Remove ginger and mint before stirring in vanilla extract. Allow mixture to cool completely. 
  3. Squeeze juice from oranges
  4. Use half of everything to make each drink, half of the simple syrup, half of the orange juice, and half a bottle of Topo Chico.


*This drink makes two servings which equals only one bottle of Topo Chico. For more servings, simply double, triple etc. ingredient amounts. 

If doubling recipe for example, use 4 cups of water, reduce it to 2.5 cups and then add 2 cups of sugar while continuing to reduce until you reach 2 cups of liquid. 


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes