Real Creme Soda

Creme or creaming soda has been around since the mid 1800’s. The original recipes called for ingredients such as epsom salts, eggs and milk, luckily the creme soda we know today is a much simpler affair.

2L water
650g sugar
120g lactose
100mL vanilla essence
1g (¼ tsp) citric acid
A pinch of salt

Method for creme soda syrup:
1. Heat water in a pot on stove top to a slow boil.
2. Turn off heat and mix in sugar, lactose, citric acid and the salt. Stir until sugar dissolves.
3. Cover and set aside until cooled to room temperature. Once cooled, mix in the vanilla essence.
4. Serve by mixing 1 part creme soda syrup with 2 parts ice cold soda water.