This summer has been a great opportunity to experiment in the kitchen with various recipes that I have hoarded for a while now but never had time to try. This coffee soda recipe is one of those that has been on the to make list for sometime. I am not sure why I waited. It is easy, fast and so delicious.
Unlike the store bought counterparts, this doesn’t have any mystery ingredients. Its made with three simple ingredients: water, sugar and instant expresso.
4 c. Water
½ c. Instant Expresso
In a very large saucepan, bring the water to a boil and add the instant expresso and stir until dissolved (when the expresso is added it will double in size). Add sugar all at once, stir to dissolve. Bring to a roiling boil for 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool.
For an 8 oz serving put about two tablespoons of syrup in the glass add about the same amount of light cream and stir to mix. Add ice and top with soda water and mix again.
Note: Skim milk can be used in place of the cream, but the drink is really much better with a member of the cream family.