In the spring our neighbors had us over for dinner and introduced us to the Soda Stream soda making machine. It seems to be everywhere now, and for good reason: Not only can you make your own soda for pennies a can, you can even make your own recipe for just about any type of soda you can think of.
Yesterday we decided to make Strawberry Soda because I had leftover reduced Strawberry Syrup we made a few days ago.
The process is very easy, and you can do this without the machine of course, just buy your favorite Club Soda, and mix in your own syrup. Here’s how we did it:
We purchased local Stawberries in season here in Seattle, and after slicing them in half, adding sugar to mascerate them, and putting them in the refrigerator overnight, we got some delicious natural syrup.
I put them in a pot on the stove, added more sugar (you could use Agave, Honey, Water w/ Liquid Stevia drops, or omit sweetener if you don’t think it needs it).
After cooling the syrup, use the Soda Stream as directed, then add your syrup by capfuls. We discovered that one capful wasn’t enough, and ended up just pouring the syrup in to our liking. This is the fun part of making it all yourself.
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*A basic recipe would be:
In an 8 oz. glass, fill 3/4 full with crushed ice, pour in Club Soda to top of ice, add your reduced and cooled syrup – probably about 1/4 cup. Enjoy!