This Italian Soda Recipe is a healthy alternative to many store bought syrups and brands out there. We use fruit and a simple syrup to sweeten the beverage and allow you to customize based on your favorite flavors.
Let me be real with you for a minute. If you’re just starting out with a plant-based diet, one of the worst thing you can do is guzzle down a soda. They’re fizzy, caffeinated and something you crave. They’re also something you prob don’t really want to give it up.
That was me and Diet Cherry Coke. Every time I’d get gas in college, I’d also grab a cold one from the cooler. If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired… you need to change how you fuel your body. Cutting out the artificial high from soda is a good step to take. This homemade swap is a MUCH better choice and can be a fun treat to enjoy on a special day with your loved ones.
Perks to Homemade Soda
- Most canned drinks are bad for you. Especially the “Diet” versions. Just because the word “diet” is in it, doesn’t make it good for you. The artificial sweeteners and chemicals in soda are not only terrible for you, but they also make you crave sweets even more. This homemade Italian soda recipe uses the cleanest ingredients out there to enjoy a refreshing soda on a hot day. When you eat real food, your body responds with strength and energy.
- Each variation of this homemade soda recipe is amazing! You control how much flavor and sweetness you want to create a refreshing drink.
How to Make Italian Soda
There are two steps to making your own homemade soda. First, you need to make a “simple syrup” using fruits and flavors that you love. My favorites are included below in the recipe card.
You’ll have to boil the syrup down into a concentrated form to get the flavor to really punch. Once that’s done, you just add a few tablespoons to a glass of sparkling water and you’ve got the perfect summer drink!
Using eco-friendly straws is a simple way to make this drink even more special. You can find colorful Reusable Stainless Steel Straws in our online shop. You can also get paper straws that re single use, yet biodegradable as well. These are much better choices than plastic straws.Print