Skip to Content

Caramel Vanilla Italian Cream Soda Cocktail

A sparkling sweet Italian Cream Soda cocktail with warm vanilla caramel flavors. Perfect after dinner drink or happy hour refreshment.

The cream soda cocktail is a delicious blend of cream soda, vanilla vodka, caramel whiskey, and heavy cream. This drink is garnished with a swirl of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground nutmeg. The cream soda cocktail tastes like smooth sweet cream with hints of caramel and vanilla.

This drink can be switched up to fit into different seasons. To make it a summer drink, switch out the caramel whiskey for an unflavored whiskey.

Caramel Vanilla Cream Soda
Caramel Vanilla Cream Soda

Watch the video to see the complete recipe demonstration.

What Alcohol does Cream Soda go with?

Cream Soda can be combined with a number of alcoholic beverages. Cream soda goes great in whiskey. Cinnamon whiskey is a popular option for cream soda. Vodka is also a delicious option to mix the cream soda in. Vanilla vodka, whipped cream vodka, and caramel apple vodka, are delicious with cream soda. Rum is also a good alcohol to pair with cream soda (just make sure the rum isn’t too sweet.)

Cream Soda Cocktails and Shots

Here are a few of our favorite cocktails and shots that use cream soda. Any of these drinks are great options to pair with a delicious cream soda beverage.

  1. Peaches and Cream Cocktail
  2. Cream Soda Piña Colada
  3. Coffee Cream Soda Granita
  4. Orange Cream Soda (pair it with orange liqueur)
  5. Boozy Cream Soda Milkshake
  6. Frozen Butterbeer (add vanilla vodka to make it a cocktail)
  7. Cinnamon Roll shot (cream soda and fireball whiskey
  8. Adult Dark Cherry Cream Soda
  9. Rumchata Cream Soda Cocktail
  10. Raspberry Cream Soda (Use chambord for the Raspberry Liqueur)

Does Heavy Cream curdle in Cocktails?

Heavy Cream can curdle in cocktails. This is usually the case with cocktails that have acidic ingredients (lemon juice, lime juice etc.) Acidic juices will cause the proteins in the cream to begin to clump together and curdle. This drink does not contain any acidic ingredients and the heavy cream will not curdle in it. Be careful when adding in extra ingredients. Always research first to see if it will complement the cream without causing it to curdle.

Look HERE for More Homemade Food Junkie cocktail Recipes.

More Delicious Cocktails:

This Cocktail is all my own creation. I’m a bit proud of it. My husband and I spent a very fun night or two getting the proportions correct for this heavenly sweet Fall cocktail.

We slightly disagree on the proper amount of the whisky. I was only going to add 1/2 oz. of the caramel whiskey. Hubby doubled it and stands by it.

Caramel Vanilla Italian Cream Soda Recipe:

Vanilla Caramel Italian Cream soda cocktail taste just like…a homemade Italian cream soda.

Only this one comes with a lovely kick of alcohol and beautiful warm flavors in a cold drink. You’ll savor every fizzy sip of this carbonated dessert cocktail.

Caramel Whiskey Vanilla Italian Cream Soda
Caramel Vanilla Cream Soda Cocktail . A soda shop look and nightclub taste.

The Ingredients:

Vanilla flavored smirnoff vodka is just the thing for this cocktail. I was thinking of using my whipped cream vodka but I really wanted to add more vanilla to this recipe. I’m very happy with the results.

The toasted Caramel black velvet whiskey tastes like liquid caramel. This whiskey is smooth and beautifully combines with the other flavors in this dessert cocktail.

Ingredients For The Caramel Vanilla Cream Soda Cocktail
All the ingredients need to make this cocktail

Smirnoff vanilla vodka and Black Velvet caramel whiskey are both reasonably priced and easy to find in your local grocery. I’m sure you could also use other brands. Let us know your favorites!

This rich sweet blend of Vanilla and toasted Caramel flavored alcohols is further enhanced by a sparkling cream soda made with all natural ingredients.

Virgil’s handcrafted Vanilla Cream soda adds a gorgeous rich sparkling vanilla soda vibe to this drink.

You’ll find Virgil’s or other high end brands of cream soda at your local grocery. For the best flavor avoid the cheap cream sodas for this cocktail.

Cocktail Ingredient List:

  • Black Velvet Caramel whiskey
  • Smirnoff Vanilla vodka
  • Virgil’s cream soda
  • Heavy cream

For Garnish:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Nutmeg

The Glass:

Caramel Vanilla Cream Soda Cocktail With Whipped Cream Running Down The Sides
Be sure to leave enough head space for the whipped cream.

This drink fits nicely in a 10 oz. cup with ice in it. Be sure to keep some head room on top so you can add the whipped cream without the overflow you see here. It’s a bit sticky.


Here is the complete process for making the Caramel Vanilla Italian soda Cocktail. Also watch our video recipe demonstration and read our printable recipe for more details.

This drink is perfect for large groups.

  • You can make it in large shaker batches of up to 5.
  • Set out your ice filled serving glasses.
  • Just shake the alcohols, measure two ounces per drink and pour.
  • Add the cream soda into each glass
  • Top each glass with the heavy cream.
  • Garnish and serve!

Caramel Vanilla Cream Soda Cocktail Printable Recipe Card:

Caramel Vanilla Cream Soda
Yield: 1

Caramel Vanilla Cream Soda Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This is a delicious cocktail in the spirit of an Italian Cream Soda. Perfect Sparkling after dinner drink or afternoon respite.


  • 1 oz. caramel whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 3 oz. virgil's cream soda
  • 1/2 oz. heavy cream


Make the Cocktail:

  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Measure and Pour the caramel whiskey and Vanilla vodka into your shaker
  3. Shake vigorously 30 seconds
  4. Add ice to your glass
  5. Pour the cocktail into the ice filled glass.
  6. Add the cream soda
  7. Pour in the heavy cream

Garnish Suggestions:

  1. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top
  2. Sprinkle with nutmeg


You may use cinnamon or other spices you prefer for the sprinkle.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 288Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 17mgSodium 112mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 0gSugar 30gProtein 1g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Follow Us:

We enjoy meeting you on our social networks. Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram . Tag us with your pictures of our recipes and comment on how it went for you. We would love to see what you do with them.

We often like, comment and share your posts of our recipes on our daily Instagram stories.

Ask questions and rate the recipe in the comments section below. Please share what you did with this recipe. We are always looking for more and better ways to make homemade food. Other cooks love your ideas!

Recent Posts:

Vodka Vanilla Cream Soda Cocktail-Pin Image
Vanilla Caramel Italian Cream soda cocktail taste just like…a homemade Italian cream soda. Only this one comes with a lovely kick of alcohol and beautiful warm flavors in a cold drink. You’ll savor every fizzy sip of this carbonated dessert cocktail.

Skip to Recipe