Make your own vanilla cream soda that beats anything you could possibly buy in the store.
You will need:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
a healthy supply of seltzer (carbonated water), half and half, and cubed or crushed ice
Step 1: Make syrup.
The first thing you need to do is make some simple syrup. It's basically just a lot of sucrose crystals (table sugar) dissolved into water.
Put 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water into a small saucepan. Put it on the stove and crank the heat up to high. Stir it up until all of the sugar is dissolved. It will look cloudy, but let the solution come to a boil and it will automagically turn clear. Once it's clear take it off the heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes.