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Making Italian sodas for 100 people
Wondering how much ice, flavoring, half&half, club soda and whipping cream to buy?
Is this one glass per person as for a dessert, or are people going to have several? What size glass? Also, will there be choice of flavors, and if so what? Both affect quantities. Write back.
Yes, it is only one glass per person. The glasses are 12oz. We will be offering two flavors, raspberry and black cherry.
1 quart club soda per 3 (you will have some left, depending on ice)
1 cup 1/2 and 1/2 per 5-6 (some people don't take cream)
1 cup (8 ounces) syrup per 4
2 tablespoons whipped cream per person (that is 1 tablespoon before whipping, but I suggest you consider the real whipped cream in the spray can.)

Mix the 1/4 cup (2 ounces) syrup and 3 tablespoons 1/2 and 1/2 in a tall glass. Add carbonated water and ice until the glass is full. (if you mix the ingredients in any other order, the milk may curdle.)

You need at least 4 people mixing, as they can take a minute each to make.

Consider buying the syrups at a place you can return the unopened bottles, as the flavor preferences are quite unpredictable. I suppose it might be 60-40 raspberry to cherry, but it is wildly variable.

Thank you so much for the information. I am planning on buying the whipping cream in a can.
Do you know how many cans I should buy? Also wondering how many bags of ice to buy.
Look on the can for the number of tablespoons, divide by 2, that is how many sodas the can will top.

Ice, you need about 1/2 cup per person for the glasses, about 40 pounds per cooler for the ice chests. The soda water needs to be cold when you construct the sodas.

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