Learn how to make homemade cherry cream soda with fresh cherries. Perfect to drink as it or pour over ice cream for ice cream floats.
Last weekend a friend and I went exploring in our own city of Pittsburgh with our cameras. Sometimes I feel awkward walking around as a local with my camera, like I’m a new tourist for the first time. I don’t know why it bothers me so much. Probably because nothing says “look at me!” quite like whipping out your camera in a non-touristy area. Having a friend around helps because then I can focus on her and not on the people staring at us. One way we figure out awesome shooting locations is to follow other local city photographers on Instagram. I follow a good bit of Pittsburgh photographers, so when I see a cool photo, I’ll send my friend a link and tell her we need to go there. The one group even coordinates local photo walks, so I’m hoping to attend their next one coming up. Make sure you check out my @citylifeadventures Instagram account for city and travel photos.
Anyway, when my friend and I went shooting this weekend, it was hot. Super hot. 90 degrees hot. My friend left shortly after lunch time because she had to finish packing for her vacation. I went home and drank all the liquids because I was dehydrated. Usually my go-to is ice cold water (without the ice), but sometimes I get bored with only water. At this point, it was too late in the day for coffee. Since I still had sour cherries left from a few weeks ago in the freezer, could I make some sort of cherry drink? Then it hit me – homemade cherry cream soda aka red cream soda. I loved drinking red pop growing up, whether it was red cream soda or simply red pop. I’ve made Vanilla Bean Cream Soda Floats before, so I knew how to make cream soda. All I had to do was add cherry juice.