Raspberry Ice Cream Sodas

Raspberry Ice Cream Sodas

This might be my favorite treat of the summer. Mike and I both took one bite of these raspberry ice cream sodas, grinned at each other and said “This is amazing!”  Mike is not normally a big raspberry fan, but even he couldn’t get enough of these. I had no idea it was so easy to make your own authentic ice cream sodas. Best of all, because it’s made with actual raspberries, it really does taste like raspberries!

I first made these as a Friday night treat a few weeks ago. Once I took a bite, I wasn’t patient enough to take pictures – I just wanted to drink my soda!  Plus, morning is the best time for picture taking in our house. I actually woke Mike up fairly early the next morning saying “hey…I really need to take pictures of those ice cream sodas we had last night. If I make two and take pictures of them, will you eat one for breakfast?” He looked at me like I was crazy and said “Are you kidding?? That sounds perfect!” Ice cream sodas for breakfast…just one of the many trials of being married to a food blogger. :) Give these a try if you’re looking for an easy and fun summer treat. I’m already thinking about the different variations…I think strawberry is next on the list!

Raspberry Ice Cream Sodas

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Raspberry Ice Cream Sodas


1/4 cup sugar
3 half-pt (6 oz each) containers of raspberries
3 pt vanilla ice cream
1 bottle (32 oz) seltzer


In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, 1/4 cup water and 2/3 of the berries to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the berries are very soft, 5-10 minutes. Strain and press through a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl, discarding the seeds. Refrigerate until cold.

Divide the ice cream among 6 tall glasses. Top with the seltzer, leaving some space at the top of each glass. Top the sodas with the raspberry puree and garnish with remaining berries. Serve immediately.

adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine, August 2011

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18 Responses to “Raspberry Ice Cream Sodas”

  1. 1

    thecookieboss — July 11, 2011 @ 2:31 am

    I love eating ice cream in the summer. Well, really year-round. I don't really like rasperries or carbonated drinks though 😮

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    Karly — July 11, 2011 @ 3:53 am

    Oh my word. I want this in my life immediately.

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    Simply Life — July 11, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    oh these look so fun! I love that you woke him up to ask him that – sounds like exactly something I would do (and my husband would have the same answer)!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 11, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    I never have seltzer on hand BUT this sounds great. I love raspberries so I imagine this tastes fantastic.

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    Marla — July 11, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    I can see why these pretty pink drinks would be your favorite summer treat!
    Please link 'em up to Get Grillin' if you wish :) Any 2 other desserts also would be awesome.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 11, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    lol i've given my husband ice cream for breakfast for the same reason. These are so pretty and they sound delicious!

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    Kathleen — July 11, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    These look so lovely! And delicious!! Perfect!!!

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    Brenda — July 11, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    Okay, I have this magazine and somehow missed these. They do look incredibly delicious and they're so pretty!

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    Carolyn — July 12, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Ooo, love this idea! And they certainly look delicious and refreshing.

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    Kristan — July 12, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    Oh what I wouldn't give for one of these right now!!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 12, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    My kids love ice cream sodas and would be the happiest kids in the world to have them for breakfast!

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen — July 12, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    This looks ridiculously delicious!

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    SnoWhite — July 13, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    what a great breakfast :) These look like a wonderful summer treat. Did you use fresh MI raspberries?!

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    brandi — July 13, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    love the idea of these for breakfast :) fruit = healthy!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 14, 2011 @ 2:16 am

    Wow…these look amazing! It's awesome that your husband totally supports your ice cream breakfast :)

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    Kate@Diethood — July 15, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    Oh my word, I love this!! My kinda dessert! :)

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    Courtney — July 17, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

    Yay love that it actually uses Seltzer! Can't wait to try this :)

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