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This homemade cherry vanilla soda is easy, delicious, and contains only 5 ingredients.

Cherry Vanilla Soda

This cherry vanilla soda is an easy homemade fizzy drink that contains only 5 ingredients. 
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry vanilla soda
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Inactive time: 15 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6


  • 12 cherries halved & pitted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Soda water 


  • Cut the cherries in half and remove the pits. Add them to a small saucepan on medium heat along with the water, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Once the mixture has been bubbling for about 5 minutes, mash the cherries (I actually used a potato masher to do this... use whatever you think will work). 
  • Continue simmering them on the same heat for another 10 minutes. 
  • Take the pan off the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes prior to straining it (use a sieve) into a jar. 
  • You can let it cool a bit further, or add some to a glass with ice and top it off with soda water. The syrup will keep in the fridge for about a week.


  • Adjust the amount of syrup in your glass based on how sweet/strong you want the drink to be. The drink pictured has 6 teaspoons of syrup.
  • This syrup tastes quite like cream soda.