My Girls First Soda Pop
Welcome to Family Friendly Fridays! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. Today I, well I should say Kenna, Aubree and I are going to show you how to make a healthier and wonderful soda pop!
Would you believe me if I told you that my girls have never had a soda, pop, soda pop, coke (whichever one you call it) before? Well they haven’t! They have never showed an interest in it until the other day. One of my girls was invited to a birthday party and they had soda pop there.
When she got home from the party, she asked me if she could try soda pop. I knew this day would come! My husband looked at me and said, “How are you going to pull this one out of a hat?” My response, “Simple, we will make our own!”
Choosing A Flavor
So here we are…making our own soda pop! It really is super easy to make and the girls had so much fun making their own flavored soda pop. Kenna chose orange soda and Aburee chose to make blueberry soda pop! If Brynn was here for this activity, she would have picked strawberry soda pop for sure!
This recipe has so much room for creativity. Choose your favorite flavor and go with it. So here are the simple steps in making your very own soda pop!
The Makings Of Soda Pop
Choose a flavor. Anything goes…blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, grape, etc. We used 1 orange per glass of soda for Kenna and 1/4 cup blueberries for Aubree’s soda.
Crush the berries to get the juice out of them. It is best to have your fruit at room temperature, it is easier to extract the juice out of the fruit.
If using a citrus fruit, it is best to squeeze the juice out, not crush it.
Strain the berries removing the seeds and skins. Now dissolve your sweetener of choice (organic sugar, rapunzel sugar, coconut sugar, or maple syrup) in a little hot water. If using maple syrup, you don’t have to dissolve that in hot water, it is fine how it is. We liked rapunzel sugar the best. Sweeten to desired sweetness. We used about 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar in this recipe and dissolved it in about 1 tablespoon of hot water.
Transfer your strained berries or juice to a pint mason jar. Add your simple syrup (dissolved sugar and water mixture) to the jar.
Add your mineral water of choice. I added about 7 ounces of mineral water. I used Perrier but Pellegrino or another mineral water would work too.
Gently stir your soda. Be careful when pouring in the mineral water, it will fizz up just like soda pop would! My girls loved this
Now add a little ice if you choose and sit back and enjoy a nice glass of homemade soda pop!
- ¼ cup fresh berries of choice or 1 piece of citrus fruit of choice.
- 7 ounces of mineral water
- 1-2 tbsp of sweetener of choice (rapunzel, coconut sugar, maple syrup)
- crushed ice if desired
- See Instructions Above.
Share Your Thoughts
What is your favorite “healthier” beverage of choice?
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