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Orange Creamsicle French Soda

Fresh orange syrup, sparkling water and a splash of cream make the most refreshing and smooth Creamsicle mocktail.
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Keyword Orange, Sparkling Water
Prep Time 15 minutes
Syrup Cooling Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 210kcal


Vanilla Orange Simple Syrup

  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice will require 2 large navel oranges
  • enough water to bring the juice up to 1 cup of liquid
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • strips of orange rind from one navel orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

French Soda

  • ice
  • 1 oz coffee cream (18% MF) or half and half cream (10-11% MF)
  • 1 1/2-2 oz Vanilla Orange Simple Syrup*
  • 6 oz sparkling water such as San Pellegrino or Perrier


Vanilla Orange Simple Syrup

  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove the rind (just the orange parts) of one orange in thin strips.
  • Juice two large navel oranges into a measuring cup. You should end up with close to 2/3 cups of juice. Add enough water to fill the measuring cup to the 1 cup mark.
  • Pour into a small saucepan.
  • Add sugar, strips of orange rind and vanilla bean paste to the saucepan. Stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl, and carefully pour in the syrup. Add 1-2 small strips of orange rind back into the syrup. Discard the rest.
  • Allow the syrup to cool completely, then remove the orange strips.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

French Soda

  • Fill a glass about halfway with ice
  • Pour in cream and the vanilla orange syrup
  • Top with 6 oz of sparkling water.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.


  • *Once the syrup has cooled, the vanilla bean seeds will settle at the bottom of the bowl. Give it a good stir before using to re-incorporate the seeds.
  • Simple Syrup recipe makes enough for about 6 individual drinks, depending on how much you use in each. 


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 77mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg