How to Make Your Own Soda Pop

Pop soda, soda pop, sugary soda, soft drink, or carbonated water, whatever you call it in your regional language, all means the same. You start with water that you then mix with sugar, carbonation, and a flavor of choice.

More off-the-shelf soda brands make their product with a lot of questionable ingredients. What you wind up with is something loaded with too much sugar, a lot of calories, dyes, and other unwanted ingredients. Because of all the sugar in your diet, you may have already been managing that with a prescription or dietary supplements from brands like Perque, MRM, and BioMatrix that seek to help manage your cravings, metabolism, and so much more!

But there are alternatives, such as homemade soda. No, homemade soda won’t necessarily be healthy, but you will have more control over what goes into each glass. It’s fast and easy to make soda at home. Here’s how.

Steps on How to Make Your Own Soda Pop

You have a lot of options when it comes to homemade soda. There are many variations on how to make homemade soda, but for this one we are going to try and keep things familiar. We will be using real fruit to make a syrup and add that to carbonated water we get at the store.

Homemade Soda Recipes

Before we start, we need a sweetener for our soda. We will be making this from raw honey and adding it to each of our flavors!

Honey Syrup to Sweet

  • Combine 2 cups water and 1/4 cup raw honey in a saucepan.
  • Heat over medium heat until you get a smooth syrup.
  • Set aside to cool.

Strawberry Soda

  • Blend 1 pound of strawberry and strain for ½ cup of juice.
  • Pour the juice into a sealable bottle.
  • Slowly pour seltzer water to almost the top.
  • Add a little raw honey syrup to sweeten to your liking.
  • Top off with seltzer water and seal the bottle and refrigerate.

Orange Soda

  • Juice 2 oranges for 1/2 cup of juice – strain or leave the pulp.
  • Pour the juice into a sealable bottle.
  • Slowly pour seltzer water to almost the top.
  • Add a little raw honey syrup to sweeten to your liking.
  • Top off with seltzer water and seal the bottle and refrigerate.

Lemon Lime Soda

  • Juice 4-6 lemons for 1/3 cup juice.
  • Juice 1-2 limes for 3 tablespoons of juice.
  • Pour the juice into a sealable bottle.
  • Slowly pour seltzer water to almost the top.
  • Add a little raw honey syrup to sweeten to your liking.
  • Top off with seltzer water and seal the bottle and refrigerate.

Grape Soda

  • Juice 1/2 pound of seedless grapes and strain for 1/2 cup of juice
  • Pour the juice into a sealable bottle.
  • Slowly pour seltzer water to almost the top.
  • Add a little raw honey syrup to sweeten to your liking.
  • Top off with seltzer water and seal the bottle and refrigerate.

Blackberry Soda

  • Juice 1-1/2 pounds of blackberries and strain for 1/2 cup of juice.
  • If it is difficult to strain, add a little water to the strainer.
  • Pour the juice into a sealable bottle.
  • Slowly pour seltzer water to almost the top.
  • Add a little raw honey syrup to sweeten to your liking.
  • Top off with seltzer water and seal the bottle and refrigerate.

Each of these recipes yields a bubbly and delicious concoction that is much healthier and that everyone is sure to love! If you want to spice up your coffee with another homemade syrup, check out this homemade caramel syrup recipe for coffee! Give them a taste and see what you think.