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Blood Orange Ice Cream Soda

Don't let blood orange season pass you by without enjoying a Blood Orange Ice Cream Soda, made with just 5 simple ingredients! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Simple Syrup Chill Time1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blood Orange Drinks, Ice Cream Soda
Servings: 2 ice cream sodas
Author: Sues


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 blood orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Soda water


  • Put sugar and water in a medium saucepan, along with blood orange zest and juice, over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour simple syrup into a heat-proof bowl or mason jar and pop it in the fridge to cool.
  • Once blood orange simple syrup is cooled, spoon about 2 ounces into each glass.
  • Add about a cup of ice cream into each glass and fill to the brim with soda water. 
  • Serve ice cream sodas with straws and blood orange granishes.


  • The simple syrup will make about 4 ice cream sodas. You can easily double or triple the recipe and blood orange simple syrup will keep in your fridge in an airtight container for about a month.