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Making Italian sodas for 100 people
Dixie
08/09/11
Wondering how much ice, flavoring, half&half, club soda and whipping cream to buy?
ellen
08/09/11
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.
Dixie
08/09/11
Yes, it is only one glass per person. The glasses are 12oz. We will be offering two flavors, raspberry and black cherry.
ellen
08/09/11
Thanks.
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.

Dixie
08/09/11
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.
ellen
08/09/11
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.