This Homemade Blueberry Soda is a fun DIY way to make sodas at home! It’s easy to do – just make a simple syrup using blueberries, sugar and lemon juice. Refrigerate overnight and then strain the following day. Pour 3 Tbsp. of the blueberry syrup in an ice-filled glass and then add sparkling mineral water until desired. Gently stir and voila! Homemade Blueberry Soda!
I hate drinking water. I always have and probably always will. Is that weird??
I try to find every excuse to not drink plain old water. I am in love with those individual Crystal Light energy packet things that you pour into a single water bottle. Those are the bomb. I looooove them.
Since it’s summer, I’ve been on the lookout for new ways to drink liquids without drinking boring water. This recipe is awesome because 1) it’s easy 2) tastes yummy 3) it isn’t water. Seriously though, you have to try it. My husband and boys loved it. It’s kinda fun to make your own soda and I love that it has all the health benefits from the blueberries!
Homemade Blueberry Soda
- 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- 9 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- blueberry syrup
- sparkling mineral water
- Combine blueberries, lemon juice and sugar in a medium saucepan. Slowly bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly until all the berries have popped, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let cool.
- Pour into an airtight container, like a mason jar, and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, take mixture out of the refrigerator and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- For one drink, fill a tall glass with ice. Add 3 Tbsp. of the Blueberry Syrup and then top with seltzer water. Stir gently and enjoy!
Rebecca Hubbell says
Oh this looks so refreshing, I love homemade sodas and blueberry is one of my favorites! I would love for you to link this up with me this week at the TGIF Link Party! http://www.livingbettertogether.com/2013/07/tgif-link-party-no-5.html
Lisa Johnson says
That looks like delicious water! I only drink FIJI water. I cannot stand the taste of the water where we live. It goes through 3 filters,and still tastes horrible. I will have to give this water a try 🙂
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
Looks so refreshing! With this heat wave, this is just what I need.
Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes, pinned.
Amanda Karl says
I never would of thought to do this! Looks amazing and I cant wait to try! I even have everything to make it! 🙂 Im now following via GFC!
Amanda @ Happily Ever After
Julie Murkerson says
Oh yummy! This looks so refreshing. I enjoy a nice carbonated beverage every now and then. This would be a much better choice than a soda. Pinned!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks
Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater! says
Sounds so refreshing! I love blueberries! Thanks for linking up to Sweet & Savory Saturdays #22
~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
Kelly Miller says
Wow, that’s such a great idea! Definitely trying this one, it may just be a soda I let my kids have as a treat. 🙂
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Yumm! I love this recipe! I’ve never made my own soda before but what a great idea!
This blueberry soda sure looks refreshing! Thanks for sharing!
Kaitlin S. Welch says
This looks delicious! Popped over from the Weekend Re-Treat! Pinned!
Eva Worthing says
This looks delicious! I shared your drink on my Facebook page!
Miz Helen says
I could sure use one of those refreshing sodas right now, it would be so good! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
Miz Helen says
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a wonderful weekend!
Mom Home Guide says
This looks wonderful! I will have to try making this recipe. Like you, I have trouble drinking enough water, but I am afraid of what ingredients might be in those low calorie drink mixes. But this would be a healthy and yummy drink! Thanks again.
Liked to try this except adding the sugar part. Lot better choices out there like Stevia or monk fruit zero calories natural sweeteners