Friday, March 11, 2011

Homemade Soda Pop

Of course we all know that soda pop is one of the worst things for our health. Thus said, I would like to share a recipe for you for homemade soda. The recipe includes real ingredients from natural sources, so maybe without the additives and high fructose cornsyrup it might be a bit better for you. I'm not sure where I first got this recipe. It's one that I scribbled on a piece of notebook paper and saved because it was such an unusual recipe. Here it is:

Homemade Soda

2 cups organic cane sugar (Florida Crystals)
1/4 cup water

Melt the sugar and water in a warm saucepan until it carmalizes. Stir constantly during this process. The temperature should rise to about 280 degrees F. and the sugar should turn to a dark amber.

Remove from heat. Slowly add:

2 cups of water

Place mixture back on the heat. Add the:
juice of one lemon (may use other fruit juices as desired)

Then add the:
scrapings of one vanilla bean

Bring mixture to a boil, then allow mixture to steep for one hour. Do not strain. Fill syrup into jars and cork. This makes the flavored syrup for soda. When ready to prepare soda:

Fill a glass with ice. Place 1/4 cup of the syrup you have made into the glass of ice. Add plain seltzer water and give a quick stir.

Add a straw and enjoy!


  1. Wow!Thanks for sharing this recipe~ I know I shouldn't but I love soda...
    Your blog is such a blessing *Ü*
    You are too, of course!
    Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

  2. The girls make homemade soda all the time. I will share your recipe with them xoxo Clarice

  3. My mom use to make root beer when I was young. That was always such a treat.


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