Hazelnut Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon (Italian Cream Soda, too!)

It started with my husband K wanting an Italian Cream Soda after we were browsing the Whole Foods. He had a fancy one at a restaurant and we tried to recreate it. It ended up being really simple and really delicious.

To make an Italian Cream Soda…

Take 8 oz of club soda and pour it in a glass. Then, add a few teaspoons of your favorite syrup flavoring (find these in the coffee aisle)–we used hazelnut. Next, pour in 1/4 cup of cream. Don’t worry about stirring–everything fizzes and mixes together nicely. Feel free to add more or less of each ingredient to get the right flavor for you. K decided he would be just as happy without the soda.

Which led us to realize that hazelnut ice cream would be awesome. So, I created a recipe for it after Lisa came to our rescue by buying us some hazelnuts.

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