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Ever wondered how to make homemade soda?  Discover my favorite recipes for fruity Caffeine-free homemade sodas, made from fresh fruit and without any artificial sweeteners.  The perfect soda replacement for a healthy lifestyle!

Believe it or not, it’s actually super easy to make homemade soda. You only need a few basic ingredients, including your favorite fresh fruit.  I love that, when you’re making homemade soda, you can control the sweetness. Now, you can enjoy a tall glass of refreshing fizzy bubbles without the artificial sugars, colors, and preservatives.  Woot!

Homemade soda is much healthier for you, as you can use real fruit and also experiment with flavors. Start by making my favorite 5 Caffeine-Free Homemade Soda recipes!

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SODA

Making this fizzy fruity refreshment at home is quite simple, really. Plus, homemade soda is so much healthier than regular soda and you can make it to your own liking.

The key ingredients of these homemade soda recipes are (1) fresh fruit “syrup” and (2) seltzer water.  We will be using fresh fruit and a simple syrup made from raw honey and water to sweeten the soda.  To make your honey simple syrup, just combine some raw honey with water and cook in a pan over medium-high heat until the honey is dissolved, and then set aside to cool.  Easy peasy.

Next, comes the fresh fruit. Depending on the fruit you’re using, you’ll either need to juice it (lemons, lime, oranges…) or add them to a blender and chop them (grapes, strawberries, etc.).

Once you’ve got the fruit broken down, you can strain it using a fine mesh strainer.  You could leave the pulp in, but the soda will have a different texture.  Then, transfer the fruit syrup to a bottle, add seltzer water, and any simple honey syrup to sweeten.  Seal the bottle and place it in the fridge to cool.  You could also just drink it right away over ice, if you prefer.

HOW TO REMOVE CAFFEINE

One of the best things about this homemade soda is that it is caffeine-free.  I love having this sweet drink later in the evening, at times when I really don’t want to have any caffeine.  I’ve found it difficult to find low calorie, unprocessed, caffeine-free soda options out there so making these sodas has been a great way to remove caffeine from my evening and still enjoy a fizzy beverage.

HOW TO STORE HOMEMADE SODA

Before we get started, we need to talk bottles.  While you could make these sodas right when you want them and pour them over ice, you can also prep them ahead, which is what I prefer so I have them ready in the fridge when I want a drink. 

I’m using these sealable bottles.  If you don’t have something that will seal it tightly enough to keep in the bubbles, you can just wait to add the seltzer water until it’s time to drink.

 

5 Easy Caffeine-Free Homemade Soda Recipes

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY SODA

Bold both in color and in flavor, Homemade Strawberry Soda will soon become your favorite summer drink.

HOMEMADE ORANGE SODA

Freshly squeezed orange juice is great on its own, but it’s even better when you mix it with seltzer water and some raw honey to make Homemade Orange Soda.

HOMEMADE LEMON LIME SODA

This Homemade Lemon Lime Soda is my go-to drink! Zesty lemons and limes, subtle sweetness of raw honey and bubbles. What’s not to love?

HOMEMADE GRAPE SODA

Unlike most store-bought grape beverages, Homemade Grape Soda actually tastes like grapes! My Caffeine-free homemade Grape Soda is made from fresh grapes and without no added sugar!

HOMEMADE BLACKBERRY SODA

Drink your daily dose of rich antioxidants by enjoying a glass or two of Homemade Blackberry Soda made with all-natural ingredients.

Ingredients

Simple Honey Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup raw honey

Homemade Strawberry Soda

  • 1 lb. strawberries (to yield a minimum 1/2 cup juice)
  • 1/2 – 1 liter seltzer water

Homemade Orange Soda

  • 2 oranges (to yield a minimum 1/2 cup juice)
  • 1/2 – 1 liter seltzer water

Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

  • 4-6 lemons (to yield a minimum 1/3 cup juice)
  • 1-2 limes (to yield a minimum 3 tbsp juice)
  • 1/2 – 1 liter seltzer water

Homemade Grape Soda

  • 1/2 lb grapes (to yield a minimum 1/2 cup juice; I used seedless black grapes)
  • 1/2 – 1 liter seltzer water

Homemade Blackberry Soda

  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries (to yield a minimum 1/2 cup juice; I used seedless black grapes)
  • 1/2 – 1 liter seltzer water

Instructions

For the Simple Honey Syrup:

  1. Combine water with raw honey and cook over medium-high heat in a sauce pan until the honey is dissolved, then allow to cool. Set this aside because we’ll be using it in a little bit.

For the Homemade Strawberry Soda:

  1. Add fresh strawberries to a blender and quickly chop them to break them down.

  2. Then transfer the blended strawberries to a fine mesh strainer to press through the liquid into a bowl below. Repeat with the remaining strawberries until you have all the condensed strawberry juice in your bowl.
  3. Then, add that strawberry juice to the bottom of our bottle.
  4. Next, slowly add the seltzer water to the bottle, almost all the way up to the top.
  5. Then add a little of our raw honey simple syrup to sweeten the drink – you can taste at this point and decide how much you need.
  6. Continue to fill almost all the way to the top with your seltzer water and then seal bottle and place in the fridge to get nice and cold.

For the Homemade Orange Soda:

  1. Juice the oranges to get fresh orange juice. You can either strain the pulp from this juice or leave it as is. To strain it, press the juice through a fine mesh strainer.

  2. Then, add the orange juice to the bottom of the bottle or glass.

  3. Next, slowly add the seltzer water to the bottle, almost all the way up to the top.
  4. Then add a little of our raw honey simple syrup to sweeten the drink – you can taste at this point and decide how much you need.
  5. Continue to fill almost all the way to the top with your seltzer water and then seal bottle and place in the fridge to get nice and cold.

For the Homemade Lemon Lime Soda:

  1. Juice the lemons and limes.  To strain it, press the juice through the fine mesh strainer.

  2. Then, add that lemon and lime juice to the bottom of the bottle or glass.

  3. Next, slowly add the seltzer water to the bottle, almost all the way up to the top.
  4. Then add a little of our raw honey simple syrup to sweeten the drink – you can taste at this point and decide how much you need. You’ll probably need to add more of the simple syrup in this soda than the others, since the lemons and limes are less sweet naturally.
  5. Continue to fill almost all the way to the top with your seltzer water and then seal bottle and place in the fridge to get nice and cold.

For the Homemade Grape Soda:

  1. Ad fresh black grapes to a blender and quickly puree them. You can use any grapes, but I find black grapes to give the best color and flavor.
  2. Then transfer the blended grapes to a fine mesh strainer to press through the liquid into a bowl below. Repeat with the remaining grapes until you have all the condensed grape juice in your bowl.
  3. Then, add that grape juice to the bottom of the bottle or glass.

  4. And, slowly add the seltzer water to the bottle, almost all the way up to the top.
  5. Then add a little of our raw honey simple syrup to sweeten the drink – you can taste at this point and decide how much you need. The grapes are already pretty sweet so you wont need to add much simple syrup at all.
  6. Continue to fill almost all the way to the top with your seltzer water and then seal bottle and place in the fridge to get nice and cold.

For the Homemade Blackberry Soda:

  1. Add fresh blackberries to a blender and quickly puree them.

  2. Then transfer the blended blackberries to a fine mesh strainer so we can press through the liquid into a bowl below. You may need to add a little water to help it out in case it get’s too thick. Repeat with the remaining blackberries until you have all the condensed blackberry juice in your bowl.
  3. Then, add that blackberry juice to the bottom of the bottle or glass.

  4. Next, slowly add the seltzer water to the bottle, almost all the way up to the top.
  5. Then add a little of our raw honey simple syrup to sweeten the drink – you can taste at this point and decide how much you need.
  6. Continue to fill almost all the way to the top with your seltzer water and then seal bottle and place in the fridge to get nice and cold.

     

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